Better Together events

The Talk Success English The Talk Success Spanish

The Talk: The Culture of Success – Our Beliefs About Success and Emotional Resilience,
a panel discussion with parents and community members.

When: Wednesday, March 16th from 6pm-7pm
 
“Pull yourself up by your bootstraps,” is a common phrase used in American political discourse, particularly around self-reliance and emotional resilience. Today’s culture of success was built upon our ideas, beliefs, and values. However, the pandemic and resulting shifts in our daily lives have called us to reflect on our foundational beliefs about the success and emotional resilience of our children. Let's talk about it.

Click here to watch a recording of the event

AA talk (English) AA talk (Spanish)

In case you missed it:

The Talk: Courageous Conversations about Equity, Anti-Asian Racism and the Model Minority Myth, a panel discussion with Asian American leaders in our community.

When: Wednesday, April 21 from 6pm-7pm
 
Racism and bias-related violence has been on the rise against Asian-Americans, in part due to the racist rhetoric surrounding Covid-19 and its affiliation with Wuhan, China. It’s never been more evident that there is a desperate need for improved and more inclusive education about AAPI people, communities, cultures, and histories.

Panelists:

Ellen Kamei, Mayor of Mountain View City of Mountain View - City Hall
Margaret Abe Koga, Former Mayor of Mountain View
Geoff Chang, Director MVWSD, Title I and Special Programs
Chris Hsiung, Chief of Police, Mountain View Mountain View Police Department
Ann Hsieh, Parent and community member
Trisha Lee, Moderator, Principal of Monta Loma Elementary
Recording
Click here for the video recording in English (Includes Spanish subtitles).
 

Latinx Roundtable link to latinx roundtable spanish 

In case you missed it:
Better Together MVWSD presents the Talk: Courageous Conversations about Equity: “COVID-19 and the Lasting Impact on our LatinX Community” 

Wednesday, Mar. 10, 6 p.m.

The Latinx community has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a panel discussion with parents and Latinx community leaders about how this has personally affected families and students and how individuals can be true allies to their LatinX neighbors or others who are suffering through this pandemic without perpetuating harmful stereotypes or practices.

Panelists:
Sophie Alcorn, Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law, Alcorn Immigration Law
Claudia Olaciregui, Principal at Mistral Elementary
Malia Pires, Executive Director, Reach Potential Movement
José Gutiérrez, Former MVWSD Board member
Priscila Bogdanic, School and Community Engagement Facilitator, MVWSD
Recording
Click here for the video recording in English (audio/visual only).
Click here for the video recording in Spanish/español (audio/video only)



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In case you missed it: Police Interactions, Race and “The Talk” 

For Black children, the “talk” about how to interact with police is a rite of passage. If you missed it, you can see the recording of panel discussion with parents, the Mountain View Police Department and other leaders about what this means for policing for all of our children and families in our community and schools.
Recording
Click here for the video recording in English (Includes captions and Spanish subtitles).
Click here for the video recording in Spanish/español (audio/video only)
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