Equity & Inclusion: Parents' Association

Dignity • Fairness • Inclusion • Respect


Mens Conscia Recti inspires us not only to be aware of what is right, but also to act on our beliefs. As a dynamic and engaged learning community, we believe that excellence stems from our members’ diverse backgrounds and life experiences. In our everyday interactions, policies, practices, and programs we aspire to be an inclusive school that lives its commitment to equity, empathy, cultural competence and respect.

Parents' Association Equity Inclusion Committee (PAEIC)

PAEIC is an opportunity for parents to lead and engage our community through an equity and inclusion practice to ensure a joyful, kind, diverse, and creative community for all through bias management, cultural competence, and service leadership. PAEIC leaders are intellectually adventurous, ethically sure-footed, and generous of heart and spirit as they model appreciation for others and give generously of heart and spirit to collaborate with the community to support College Prep’s mission, philosophy, and vision.


  • Provide parent inspired equity and inclusion opportunities for the community
  • Collaborate with students, parents, and educators to inspire and empower an inclusive and equitable community
  • Partner with mission aligned organizations to inspire and empower an inclusive and equitable community
  • Create programs that inspire and empower people to build kind, creative, diverse, and joyful communities


Parent volunteers collaborate with the Director of Equity and Inclusion to develop offerings and programs for the community that inspire and empower people to practice bias management, cultural competence, and leadership through service.


Sandra Kim, Jill Miller, Karen Quastler, Frances White
Contact our chairs at PAEIC@college-prep.org

Jeremiah J. Jackson, Director of Equity & Inclusion

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    Jeremiah Jackson 

    Director of Equity and Inclusion
    510-652-0111 x212

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  • PAEIC Events and Activities

    Community events for parents and adults by parents and adults to explore issues of equity and inclusion.

    2020-21 Events
    Email PAEIC@college-prep.org for more information and to register to attend any of these events.

    Wednesday, September 9, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    PAEIC Community Meeting

    Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    PAEIC New School Year Parent Welcome

    Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    PAEIC Book Discussion - Ta-Nehisi Coates's The Water Dancer: A Novel

    Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    PAEIC hosts Kimberly Papillon, "The Neuroscience of Parenting Fair-Minded Teens: Excellence, Equity, and Education" Part 1*
    Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    AEIC hosts Kimberly Papillon,"The Neuroscience of Parenting Fair-Minded Teens: Excellence, Equity, and Education"Part 2*

    *Please plan on attending both sessions.


    • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A personal, eloquently argued essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah.
    • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance. A memoir about Vance’s Kentucky family’s Appalachian values and their relation to the social problems of his hometown of Middletown, Ohio.
    • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A letter to the author's teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States. The work takes inspiration from James Baldwin's 1963 The Fire Next Time.
    • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. A historical study of the Great Migration that received the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book examines the movement of African Americans out of the Southern United States to the Midwest, Northeast and West from approximately 1915 to 1970, known as the Great and Second Great Migrations.
    • Black Panther by Ryan Coogler. T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.
    • Love Simon by Greg Berlanti. Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates; he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
    • 13thby Ava DuVernay. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. It is titled after theThirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery, with the exception of slavery as punishment for a crime.
    • Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity by Dr. Shakti Butler. From the director of “The Way Home: Women Talk About Race in America” and “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible” , this film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity.
    • Amazing Grace by Michael Apted. The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
    • Selma by Ava Duvernay. A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right