A Message to our Fremont community from our Fremont PTA Diversity & Inclusion Chairperson

Dear Fremont Family, I am still new to our community but am missing our school and our meetings more than ever right now. My heart and thoughts are with the Black parents and guardians of Long Beach and of our country, as they navigate life and parenting in quarantine through these emotionally draining times. In addition, I am thinking of all of the repetitive triggering trauma they have to witness in the media and in their news feeds that reinforces fear for their own lives and the lives of their children every day. I want you all to know that the National PTA, CAPTA, and Thirty-Third District PTA have all released statements condemning the inequitable and unjust treatments of Black people, and stated they are mourning the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery "who died unable to achieve their full potential in life."

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Dr. Nooshin Valizadeh is a trauma-informed program leader, curriculum developer, and educator at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Southern California’s (USC) Race and Equity Center with expertise on the most pressing issues of social justice, racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education. Dr. Nooshin Valizadeh is a trauma-informed program leader, curriculum developer, and educator at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Southern California’s (USC) Race and Equity Center with expertise on the most pressing issues of social justice, racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.