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Media Advisory: AISD Celebrates Designation as Largest No Place for Hate® District in Nation

AUSTIN, Texas—Austin ISD’s Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness, in the Office of Academics, is proud to announce that AISD has earned the designation as the largest No Place for Hate® district in the nation.

What: All AISD principals are invited to celebrate AISD’s designation as the largest No Place for Hate® district in the nation and will receive a banner to display at their respective campuses.

When: 9-10 a.m.Friday, June 13

Where: Linder Elementary cafeteria, 2800 Metcalfe Road

Background: AISD’s Whole Child / Every Child is a district-wide focus, which includes a plan for integrating the Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate® campaign. The campaign highlights student coalitions that plan and implement projects and activities, resulting in students owning the projects and being responsible for enforcing the campaign’s main beliefs. No Place for Hate® was developed to organize schools to work together and develop projects that enhance the appreciation of diversity and foster harmony amongst diverse groups. The campaign empowers schools to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry.

Linder Elementary School, with more than 480 students, was the first elementary in AISD to implement No Place for Hate® and have continued to earn the designation for the last seven years. The school, which is a dual language school, promotes inclusiveness and strives for individual respect. Social and Emotional Learning is an initiative that the school has embraced and has implemented for the last two years. Since then, Linder's academic data has improved.

For more information, please contact Angela Ward, Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness, at 414-9591.