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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness (EDI)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness | 520-225-6067 | 1010 E Tenth St, Tucson, AZ 85719 |

State of EDI Address
On April 29, the Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness Department held the State of EDI Address for TUSD and community members. The event was meant to communicate the department’s achievements, outline future initiatives, and foster a sense of unity and commitment among all stakeholders towards advancing equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. After a brief opening, attendees were able to take part in roundtable discussions and listen to a panel discussion.
Tonya Strozier, Director of African American Student Services, points to notes in her binder
A group gathers around the Native American Student Services table for a roundtable discussion
The roundtable discussion groups in the ballroom
Two women watch the EDI Address
Roxanne Begay-James, Director of Native American Student Services, holds a discussion at her table
EDI News
Black & Brown Girls Wellness Day
Female students in pink shirts do stretches as part of Black & Brown Girls Wellness DayMiddle school girls from Utterback, Roberts/Naylor and Secrist participated in the inaugural Black and Brown Girls Wellness Day. "Taking Good Care of ME & My Community" was sponsored by Tucson Unified's African American Students Services, Asian Pacific American & Refugee Student Services, Native American Students Services and Mexican American Student Services departments.
Borton Students Write Book
A Borton 2nd grader poses with his teacher and the paper mache vaquita he createdPreviously the Puffin Room, this school year Borton Elementary Βι¶ΉΣ³»­ School 2nd grade teacher Metta Franklin decided to have her classroom be the Vaquita Room. And the change proved to be inspirational to everyone.
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Heritage Day
The crowd of students cheers while holding up their arms and phones.Hundreds of students from multiple high schools from school districts across southern Arizona, including high schools from TUSD, came together at the Pima Community College West gymnasium to celebrate the 14th Annual African American Youth Heritage Day.
About Us

Kinasha Brown
Assistant Superintendent

To serve our students and families to the highest potential, ensuring the learning, development, and academic success for every student.

We will achieve our mission by pursuing diversity through desegregation, integration, and equity of opportunity districtwide, and by eliminating the manifestations of racism, discrimination, and prejudice.