Welcome to the Danvers Committee for Diversity
The Danvers Committee for Diversity is a cohesive task force against discrimination. We will work to establish avenues of communication and promote bridge building for combating prejudice and intolerance. The Committee stands united in creating a positive atmosphere for a multi-cultural community.
BIG thanks to NorthEast Community Bank and CVS Health
for supporting our MLK Event on January 16, 2017!
Martin Luther King Jr. Event
Monday January 16, 2017
Partnering for understanding
Merrimack College Graduate Students in the Community Engagement Masters Program will work alongside Danvers High School students in the Human Mosaic class this fall. DHS teacher Wendy Waldron developed the course and will teach.
Diversity Committee Member Phyllis Rockoff and Audrey Falk, Director of the Masters Program, worked with Wendy Waldron to make the course into a collaborative learning experience.
‘A Million Questions’ From Descendants of Slaves Sold to Aid Georgetown
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Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence
July 4, 2016
Holten Richmond Middle School students Milena Aggelikas and Angela DeAngelis were among those recognized at last night's Yom Hashoah Ceremony in Peabody, organized by the Salem State University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS).
Angela, received the Sonia Schreiber Weitz Upstander Award, the only student among several who was chosen for the award, which is named for the late Sonia Weitz of Peabody, a Holocaust survivor, poet and long-time Holocaust educator. Angela started the Diversity Club at HRMS. They're pictured with Ronna Thur Winer, a Danvers icon and interim school social worker HRMS. Milena received Honorable Mention for her essay about taking action on behalf of others who are persecuted or treated unfairly. Melanie Zimmerman and Fares Bourote, both HRMS eighth graders, and David Kobrosky (St. John's Prep senior) of Danvers also received Honorable Mention but were unable to attend. Several Brookwood School students also received Honorable Mention. Danvers resident and Pingree School junior Jacob Rucker shared insights from his research paper for his History of the Holocaust class about the Nazis' use of anti-Semitism among German youth leading up to the Holocaust. Samuel Kassow, PhD, an expert on the life of Jews before and during the Holocaust in Poland, gave an overview of his research of Emanuel Ringelblum and his group's effort to document Jewish culture in the face of destruction. His look inside the Warsaw Ghetto from 1942-1944 and the extraordinary heroism displayed by Jews devoted to documenting daily life at any cost was riveting. Chris Mauriello, History Professor and Director of the CHGS, said the evening served to remind us that in spite of the world's vow "Never Again", genocide has happened in Bosnia, Rwanda, Sudan and Syria since World War II.