Equity Assistance Centers Respond to Recent Events

The four regional Equity Assistance Centers (EACs) provide technical assistance to help public schools address equity in education related to race, sex, national origin, and religion, and issues occasioned by desegregation. The events in Charlottesville, Virginia this month, as well as the vandalizing of the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts, can be tied to an intolerance of racial, ethnic, and religious diversity that has no place in our society. We are deeply saddened, and very concerned by these events. 
 
We take this moment to bring to your attention that we are here to help during these times when issues such as these that cause emotions to be raw and tensions to be high. EACs stand ready to assist public schools in creating an open school environment that is safe for all students. So, if you witness or hear acts of hatred and discrimination in your schools, and would like help in addressing these issues related to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, please contact your regional Equity Assistance Center for free, immediate support, or assistance, and check out resources such as the following for more information about what you can do to help students:
 
 
Disclaimer
The Equity Assistance Center network is committed to assisting school districts and sharing information on issues regarding equity in education, and provides this assistance under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (Grant S004D110021). The documents mentioned above are presented as examples of information that might be helpful to school districts and do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.