Black Lives Matter

  • Our nation’s history, both past and present, reflects the diminishing of, marginalizing of, and silencing of voices of color. At Acalanes, we believe in equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.  We believe that a black person's life and well-being is important and therefore we believe that Black Lives Matter. 


    Acalanes Inclusivity Pledge (Inspired by the Birmingham Pledge)


    I believe that every person has worth as an individual.


    I believe that every person is entitled to dignity and respect, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or national origin.  


    I believe that every thought and every act of racial prejudice and other prejudice is harmful; if it is my thought or act, then it is harmful to me and our Acalanes community.  


    I believe that impact matters in spite of intent.  I understand that I will be held accountable for the impact of my language and actions, even if I did not intend to cause harm. 


    Therefore, from this day forward...


    I will strive daily to eliminate racial prejudice and other forms of prejudice from my thoughts and actions.


    I will discourage racial prejudice and other forms of prejudice by others at every opportunity. 


    I will treat all people with dignity and respect


    and I will strive daily to honor this pledge, knowing that the world will be a better place because of my effort.