Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Welcome! The mission of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is to foster an educational environment where diverse viewpoints and backgrounds are welcomed and respected. We want Harvey Milk staff, students, and their families to feel comfortable and empowered to discuss diversity and inclusion. 

We strive to inspire and maintain a growth mindset as we work toward a world free of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, Islamophobia, and transphobia.

Find more resources at the DEIC Virtual Office
Contact the committee at diversity@harveymilkpfc.org

On The Horizon

  • DEIC Book Club – Do the Work!

DEIC Book Club

Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book* by W. Kamau Bell & Kate Schatz

*For all the people overwhelmed by racial injustice and white supremacy in America, who’ve taken some action and know they can do more, but don’t always know what to do or how to do it, or are afraid of getting it wrong or not knowing enough and are left wondering what do I doooo…

Read the assigned chapters (and do the work) ahead of time and come to the meetings prepared for facilitated discussion. Some collaborative work will also be built into the meeting time.

All meetings are virtual, via Google Meet (link will be emailed)

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45pm:

January 31, 2023 Chapter 1

February 7, 2023 Chapter 2

February 14, 2023 Chapter 3

February 28, 2023 Chapter 4

March 14, 2023 Chapter 5

  • This is an actual workbook, so a  library copy is not recommended
  • Purchase a copy from Fabulosa Books or bookshop.org
  • The DEIC has a limited number of copies to share  (see RSVP form)

Please RSVP here to participate 

DEIC Screening

What the Constitution Means to Me 

Please join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for a screening of Heidi Schrek’s play What the Constitution Means to Me. The play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. HMCRA families who prefer to participate virtually can join an Amazon Prime Video watch party at the same time. The film runs 1 hour 44 minutes and is rated for ages 16+.

September 22, 2022 at 6:00pm in the library (enter from Collingwood, up the rainbow stairs)

Amazon Watch Party Info
On Your TV
Open the Prime Video app.
Select My Stuff.
Select Join a Watch Party and enter the Watch Party code: 46672682
On Your Computer
Click on this link to join: https://amz.onl/20okgow


DEIC Book Club

The Black Friend: On Being A Better White Person by Frederick Joseph

Open to all members of and all racial identities within the Harvey Milk community. As the book is geared toward young adults, students may participate if reading with an adult caregiver. Read the assigned chapters ahead of time and come to the meetings prepared for facilitated discussion. 

Zoom meeting info:

https://sfusd.zoom.us/j/86551548810 Meeting ID: 865 5154 8810

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45pm:

March 15, 2022 Preface-Chapter 3

April 5, 2022 Chapters 4-7

April 19, 2022 Chapter 8-End

Please RSVP here to participate 

DEIC Discussion Group

No Discussion Group till further notice.

Mindfulness Group

Last session 5/22/21

Inspired by the workshops with Tone Rawlings, HMCRA parent, Joe Cook has volunteered to facilitate a 6 week mindfulness group rooted in our shared love of the children in our lives. Find more info here or by contacting the DEIC

March Against Profiling

On Saturday 5/22/21, The S.F. chapter of the NAACP continued the fight against profiling at the Church Street.

Members of the HMCRA sent in this report from the rally :

“We were there and as well as some heavy hitters in the community— Rev.  Amos Brown and other reps from the NAACP, school board, district, supes (Mendleman was a no show) and a New Orleans band! Not to mention our fearless leader, principal Stewart, his two sons, the head of naacp youth.
Even the president of Nor cal Safeway showed up and we got an official APOLOGY!!! 
We spoke up and they heard us! Yay!!”


Solidarity March

We gathered at 19th and Collingwood at 1:15pm on May 5th, 2021 and marched together against racism, discrimination, and harmful biases.

Read this letter to learn the reasons behind this march.

Community Meet Up!


Thanks for coming to the park.
It was nice to see your masked faces!

Link to the event flyer here

HMCRA Celebrates Its Orators and Artists


Thank you to all the families, educators, and students who made this a wonderful, entertaining, community event.

Extra special thanks to S.F. Poet Laureate, Tongo Eisen-Martin. Check out his books, “Someone’s Dead Already,” and “Heaven Is All Goodbyes.”

Decolonize The Heart and Mind Workshop

Thank you to Dr. Tone Rawlings and the PFC for making these workshops available to our community. Thank you to all who participated for your authentic engagement.