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Thirty-Third District PTA
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement

The mission of Thirty-Third District PTA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to authentically empower and support the equitable representation of diverse groups and cultures in membership, leadership, and advocacy efforts through cultural appreciation and humility, internal assessment, socio-cultural education, and sustainability.

Core Values


Actively and consistently supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in PTA’s public and internal causes, bylaws, policies, and procedures


Taking the time to learn about different diverse groups and cultures and their traditions in an effort to understand the truths of these cultures and embrace them in a respectful manner

Cultural Humility

Utilizing educated awareness and appreciation in the discussion of varying perspectives with the understanding that we have different lived experiences

Internal Assessment

Consistently and openly assessing our individual and institutional beliefs, policies and procedures to determine the best practices to ensure the authentic pursuit of cultural humility and the appreciation, representation, sustainability, and promotion of diverse groups and cultures in decision-making positions of power and advocacy efforts


Expanding our focus to create a safe, supportive environment to ensure that the recruitment of diverse groups and cultures in membership, leadership, and advocacy efforts is authentic, sustainable, equitable, and inclusive

Socio-Economic Education

Learning to effectively engage with diverse groups and cultures by reflecting on one’s own culture, the culture of others in their own voice, and culture in general to gain understanding for those who differ from us; thus recognizing and preventing generalizations, misconceptions, implicit and/or explicit biases, stereotypes, and/or prejudices based on prior experiences with people of similar backgrounds


Exerting continued and active energy to genuinely provide the resources and support needed for the membership, leadership, and advocacy efforts of diverse groups and cultures to thrive and remain diverse, equitable, and inclusive within Thirty-Third District

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 4, 2021

Hosted by Thirty-Third District PTA, Long Beach Council PTA, and Long Beach Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, this virtual conference features Farzana Nayani (pronouns she/her/hers), a recognized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialist, coach, and international keynote speaker. Farzana’s recent book, Raising Multiracial Children provides caregivers the tools for exploring race with children, offering practical guidance on how to initiate conversations. In it, she also provides an overview of key issues and current topics relevant to raising multiracial children and offers strategies and developmentally appropriate milestones from infancy through adulthood. The book ends with resources and references for further learning and exploration. This virtual conference also includes breakout groups to collaborate on discussion topics and brainstorm strategies to bring through the actions into our own PTA units and councils.


Farzana Nayani (pronouns she/her/hers) is a recognized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialist, coach, and international keynote speaker. She has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, public agencies, higher education institutions, school districts, and non-profit organizations as a consultant and trainer on diversity and inclusion, intercultural communication, supplier diversity, and employee engagement.

A frequently requested speaker on DEI, race, unconscious bias, leadership, culture, and identity, Farzana Nayani is committed to helping organizations and individuals lead more effectively and is passionate about cultivating belonging in the workplace and society overall. Through her intuitive coaching practice, she supports individuals in accessing inner guidance to move towards healing, transformation, and achieving their full potential, in a culturally sensitive and grounded way. Of multiethnic Filipina-Pakistani background, she is a passionate advocate for the multiracial community and is the parent of two active and loving sons. Her new book Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized Worldwith North Atlantic Books is now widely available, distributed by Penguin Random House.


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