How We Make A Difference

PAGE’s tireless work helped lead to the following advances in the first year:

  • Supported students and families who have experienced bias incidents and helped them find resources and recourse; amplified their voices and demanded accountability where such incidents have been ignored in the past
  • Prompted multiple community conversations and the designation of a $35,000 grant from the district and village to support the “Greendale Welcomes Diversity” action plan; PAGE members continue to participate in all action plan committees
  • Reviewed and revised policies, including on hate speech and police in schools
  • Held the district accountable for having equity as a major concern for all administrative positions, including the hiring of a Director of Equity and Instruction
  • Secured a commitment to hiring more staff of color in the schools
  • Signed on to the declaration of racism as a public health crisis; continue to push the district and village to do likewise
  • Offered trainings including SURJ’s bystander training and participated in community organizing trainings
  • Raised visibility through community activities like the July 4th parade, Village Days, and Halloween celebrations
  • Brought Aztec and African dancers to the schools and village
  • Distributed over 100 Hate Has No Home signs
  • Collaborated with other local anti-racist groups like PASE, SURJ, CERN and Chanese 4 Justice

PRESENTATION – GREENDALE: A COMMUNITY DIVIDED BY DESIGN; NOW MOVING FORWARD WITH PURPOSE