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Nichols School Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission Statement, Adopted March 2020

Nichols School commits to being a courageous community, grounded in equity of process and outcomes, where we can all safely and authentically be ourselves and therefore accept the challenge of our collective growth.  

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Upcoming Events and Acknowledgements

List of 9 events.

  • Nov
    1

    National Adoption Month

    Adoptees, birth families, adoptive families and adoption professionals reflect on, educate and celebrate adoption practices. National Adoption Month is about spreading awareness. It is a month to encourage others to learn about adoption, to hold adoption related events, and to acknowledge the people in this country whose lives have been impacted by adoption. The mission of National Adoption Month is to celebrate the families who have grown through adoption, and to recognize the many children who are still waiting for forever families. 
  • Nov
    1

    Native American Heritage Month

    November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Celebrates and honors the history and culture of Native Americans and indigenous people in the United States. It is a celebration of the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges. Prominent Native American individuals and information about their accomplishments are being displayed on the monitors in school. Thank you Lisa Hall.
  • Nov
    28

    Advent Season

    Advent is a season of spiritual preparation in observance of the birth of Jesus. In Western Christianity, it starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. In Eastern Christianity, the season is longer and begins in the middle of November. 
  • Nov
    28

    Chanukah

    Chanukah also known as Hanukkah, starts on Sunday evening, November 28, and the Eighth Day of Chanukah is Sunday through Monday, December 5-6.
    Chanukah is the Jewish festival that brings light and warmth into the darkest time of the year. It is on the lunar calendar during the darkest phases of the moon and on the solar calendar near the shortest days of the year.
    Jewish traditions celebrate the miracle of light that took place after the ancient Jews triumphed over Assyrian invaders in 168 BCE. Jewish families celebrate by lighting candles during the eight days of Chanukah, eating foods cooked in oil reminding us of the miracle of one day’s worth of oil lasting the eight days of rededication of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, singing songs, and in some places sharing gifts.
    The dreidel is a spinning top used as a kids’ game that is associated with Chanukah because during the Assyrian oppression of the Jews in Israel, Jews were prohibited from studying their sacred texts. They would hide their studying and bring out a dreidel to show that they were playing and not learning.
    Today, some Jews celebrate Chanukah with eight days of different themes.
    Jewish foods during Chanukah include latkes, potato pancakes, and sufganiyot, jelly donuts, both fried in oil.
  • Dec
    1

    World Aids Day

    World AIDS Day is an international day of action on HIV and AIDS.
  • Dec
    3

    A Soulful Christmas

    A Soulful Christmas  Inside the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor December 3, 2021 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. & December 4, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     
    Buffalo, NY— The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission (MSAAHCC) is pleased to announce the first annual A Soulful Christmas Inside the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor. During the festive season, the MSAAHCC looks to give back to the community while providing a fun holiday experience for the whole family. If anyone is interested in volunteering for the event please contact Lillie Wiley-Upshaw at lwileyupshaw29@gmail.com. Details on the activities for both days can be viewed on the Nichols DEI Website by Clicking Here.
  • Dec
    3

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities raises awareness about persons with disabilities in order to improve their lives and provide them with equal opportunity.
  • Jan
    17
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    31
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