• LAUSD Human Relations Commission

    The LAUSD Human Relations Commission is functions as a conduit between the community and the LA Board of Education.
    The Commissioners represent the board members, superintendent, and community partners. Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 6-8 p.m. in Beaudry’s Blue Room, and are open to the public.
  • Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018/19 Human Relations Awards for being the change we wish to see:

    Eagle Rock Junior and Senior High School: Be a Friend Project

    Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School: It’s Personal Project

    Grover Cleveland Charter High School:  Youth Media Day Project

    Hollywood High School: Black History Awareness Campaign

    Los Angeles High School: The All Included Project

    Marshall High School: Community Building and Bonding Project

    Monroe High School: World Culture Club Project

    San Fernando High School: 9/11 Never Forget Memorial Voter Registration Drive

    San Fernando High School: Say Something Nice Campaign

    San Fernando High School: The Power of Joining Forces Project 

    San Pedro High School: Promoting and Affirming an Inclusive LGBTQ Community Project

    University High School: World Water Day Project

    Van Nuys High School: Newcomer Community Inclusion Program

    Van Nuys High School: Save the Mind Project

Please be sure to check out the recommendations from the Department of Public Health on public demonstrations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Our country is experiencing a social movement unlike any other in our childrens' and students lifetimes.  Please visit this page to learn more about how we can support and educate the youth and ourselves. 


Standing with Black Students, Staff and Families.


November is Native American Heritage month and Human Relations, Diversity & Equity is thrilled to share resources, supports and lesson plans for teachers to introduce this important month of recognition to our students.  


Click here to learn more about ways we can recognize the beautiful and lasting contributions that Native people have and continue to make! 

HanukkahCONVERSATIONS -mini-lessons for advisories. Please also explore the Human Relations website. The

November 3, 2020 - Biden or Trump the 46th President.  FOR MORE RESOURCES, VISIT "TALKING POLITICS" ON THIS SITE

Teaching Resources for the 2020 Election - Facing Historycomprehensive collection of lesson plans and resources before and after the November 3 election. 

Post-election Support for Difficult Conversations

What Next? How to Move Forward Together After a Divisive Election

Repairing the Fabric of Democracy - PBS Learning Media

Using the Election as a Teaching Tool - Edutopia

Managing Political Stress in 2020

TALKING POLITICS - Also see the Talking Politics section for many more resources

The three branches of government

What is a political party?

Electoral College

The Presidential Debates

How campaigns influence people



So you think you can vote

To Vote or not to Vote

College Athletes Rock the Vote



SOGIE - October is LGBTQ History Month; June is Pride month

Stonewall Riots

Stories of Excellence - Harvey Milk

Stories of Excellence - Marsha P. Johnson

Addressing LGBT Bias

Xenophobia & Pandemics

LGBT Etiquette

Queering Culture 

All Are Welcome - SOGIE affirming classrooms 

Same Love

Gender Roles


What is sexual orientation?

Session 1. - Getting to Know You

Session 2. Who Are You

Session 3. Resiliency

Session 4. Staying connected

Sessions 5 & 6. Healthy relationships

Session 7. What do I say to...

Session 8 & 9. Coming Out


All Are Welcome - welcoming classrooms 

California Native Plants

The Day Sport Stood Still - On August 26 and 27, many sports teams went on strike to draw attention to Black Lives Matter. 

United Farm Workers

What is "Check your privilege"?

100 years Later - how women got the right to vote

Alike or Different - expanding vocabulary

Asking for Help - promoting help seeking behavior

I Disagree!

Let's Talk About Feelings

Loving Yourself - self esteem and postive body image

Moving Forward - maintaining hope during COVID-19

What's in a Name? - lesson on identity 

When you classmate is getting roasted

My Digital Footprint

So you think you can vote

To Vote or not to Vote

What is an Extremist Organization?

Are you being recruited by an extremist group? 

What is BLM?

What is a Cult?


Stories of Excellence - Kamala Harris

Stories of Excellence - Stacey Abrams

Stories of Excellence - RGB

Stories of Excellence - AOC

Stories of Excellence - Little Miss Flint

Stories of Excellence - Meghan Markle

Stories of Excellence - Rep. Ilhan Omar

Stories of Excellence - Caster Semenya

Stories of Excellence - Breonna Taylor

Stories of Excellence - Harvey Milk

Stories of Excellence - Sylvia Rivera

Stories of Excellence - Mamme Biney

Stories of Excellence - Cesar Chavez


What happened on 9/11?

California Native American Day, Sept. 25

National Coming Out Day - October 11

Indigenous Peoples Day - October 12

Unity Day, October 21

Dia de los Muertos - October 31 - November 2

Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20

Kids Day - November 20

Let's Talk About Thanksgiving

World AIDS Day - December 1


Kwaanza - December 26 - January 1

Holocaust Remeberance Day - January 27

Earth Day - April 22

National Day of Silence - April 23 

Junetheenth - June 19

Denim Day - April 28

Stories of Excellence - Harvey Milk - May 22


What we can’t control might frightens us. Anxiety and suspicion rose as the Coronavirus pandemic spread. Crises evaluate both our humanity and our vulnerabilities. The resources offered here are for teachers, parents and students to support ourselves and each other during this time.




Board Resolution to observe April 24 in recogniation of the Armenian Genocide

Board Resolution Standing with the Armenian People 

Q&A: What is happening in Artsakh/Armenia?

NY Times - Why is conflict flaring between Armenian and Azerbaijan?

Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians - 8-lesson unit on the Armenian genocide by Facing History, Facing Ourselves 

Armenian Genocide by the History Channel 

What is Intergenerational Trauma? - PPT presentation 

Talking to Children About War or Terrorism



The Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity is happy to facilitate trainings for your school/work. The training materials here are longer in length than the ones in the advisories, and geared to an adult audience. 

Back to School 2020 - technniques and tips for starting the year burnt out! 

Addressing LGBTQ Bias

Sexual Harassment in Spanish

Xenophobia and Pandemics

Courageous Conversations about Racism

Mental Health & Gender Diverse Youth

Mental Health & Sexual Minority Youth

Handbook of SOGIE-related vocabulary


Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 1. Power & History of Media

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 1. Power & History of Media, narrated

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 2. Definitions, Implications and Differentiation

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 2. Definitions, Implications and Differentiation, narrated

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 3. Statistics and Support

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 3. Statistics and Support, narrated

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 4. Celebrating Cyber Safety

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 4. Celebrating Cyber Safety, narrated

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 5. Using our power for GOOD

Engaging & Embracing Social Media - 5. Using our power for GOOD, narrated

Bullying Prevention & Response

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Principals Toolkit

Bullying Prevention & Response - Staff training


Bullying Resources

SOGIE Resources

Building Community. Addressing Bias

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Voices of Religion, Culture & Ethnicity

Our Planet. Our Future. Act Now.

  • Out for Safe Schools Campaign 2017

  • Bullying! We Stand Together

  • We Are One - Standing With Immigrant Families Campaign

  • LAUSD Human Relations Commission

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