Welcome to Burcham PTA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee's Webpage!



In order to promote PTA values of diversity and inclusion with an equity lens, our goals are to:

  • Openly assess beliefs and practices to ensure inclusiveness and guard against discrimination;
  • Make every effort to create a PTA board and membership that is inclusive and reflective of our Burcham community;
  • Encourage PTA activities and communications at the school be planned by a committee that is representative and inclusive of the population;
  • Foster programs and practices that eliminate bias, prejudice, and misunderstandings within their communities.


 Would you like to join the DEIC? We'd love to have you! Please email priscillacaraveo@yahoo.com or pleasantlystrangemusic@gmail.com for more info. 


 Burcham celebrates Black History Month! 



Burcham students talk about some of their heroes in honor of Black History Month.


from Burcham's DEIC!



Did you know that Kwanzaa was created by Cal State Long Beach professor, Dr. Maulana Karenga? Here are some great resources to learn more about the celebration:






Diwali, the festive of lights, is one of India's biggest and most celebrated festivals. To learn about Diwali, click here: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/pages/article/diwali



Día De Los Muertos is a vibrant and festive tradition that celebrates the life of our loved ones who have passed on. During this celebration, families cook food that was enjoyed by their loved ones and retell stories to keep their memories alive. One colorful tradition includes the Ofrenda, where we put pictures of our family members who have passed, marigold flowers (also known as Cempasúchil), candles, food, and water.
This year PTA has put up our own ofrenda at Burcham! Students were welcome  to bring pictures of their loved ones who have passed on and/or paper flowers they made with the help of our video tutorial add to our ofenda.
If you'd like to learn more about Dia de Los Muertos, here are some great resources: