Zilker is "a great place for kids"
The mission of the Diversity Committee
is to help the Zilker Elementary community learn about and celebrate its diversity.
Diversity may refer to many different things, including racial diversity, gender diversity, neurodiversity, language diversity, socioeconomic diversity, and diversity of family structures.
As part of the PTA, the Diversity Committee will work towards this mission both on its own and by partnering with other special programs, including No Place
for Hate, the Special Education Parent Group, the Dyslexia Parent
Group, and the Spanish Committee.
What we do
The Diversity Committee strives for inclusion
Why inclusion is important
Supports Zilker’s mission “to develop children into lifelong learners.” When children recognize that they are welcome, they are more likely to thrive.
Enriches our school culture and strengthens our community.
Helps students develop important life skills, such as recognizing and appreciating differences, cultivating a growth mindset by being open to unfamiliar ideas, and advocating for themselves and others.
Exemplifies Zilker’s values of diversity and inclusion.
"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and
there is strength.
We may have Zoom fatigue, but we are excited about the multitude of free and donation-supported virtual events. Register for an online panel about issues impacting inclusion, or check out a virtual exhibit or other event that celebrates diversity.
Not all events will be appropriate for young children. Please use your discretion.
If you would like to recommend an online event, please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.