Diversity Day organized by Tam PTSA

Diversity Day, set up by the Tamalpais High School’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), celebrated the diverse Tam community on April 28. This article is part of several that cover the day’s events and the clubs featured there.
Participants of Diversity Day watch Tam students model clothes from Yema, a local Marin sportswear store.
Participants of Diversity Day watch Tam students model clothes from Yema, a local Marin sportswear store.
Lauren Felder

The event hosted a record 25 Tam clubs, an array of local BIPOC- and women-owned businesses, a KK Swaps fashion show, and an improv performance from Tam’s Conservatory Theatre Ensemble. Students, parents, and Tam staff attended and participated in cornhole, raffles, club trivia games, arts and crafts and more. 

“PTSA is about supporting our parents, staff, and students. We take the money that we raise and try to put it into events like this to support everyone,” PTSA President Sherri Yoshizu said. “[The event] was really about bringing our whole community together. We have to give a lot of gratitude to our visual arts and performing arts as well as the custodians that made this event possible. It’s really the coming together of a lot of different pieces.” 

PTSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair Alisahah Jackson said there were a couple challenges the organizing team had overcome to make the event a success. 

“We have about 50 participants we had to make sure we have enough tables and chairs. We had a lot of communication and making sure people were aware that the event was happening,” Jackson said. 

Yoshizu reported that club participation was a big goal for the event, and she was excited that there were double the amount of clubs than the 2023 Diversity Day. 

The Canal Alliance Club had a table at the event where they sold baked goods to raise money for the Canal Alliance, an organization that supports immigrants in the San Rafael area by helping them assimilate to life in the Bay Area. 

“We are raising money for the Canal Alliance. [The money] is going towards diapers and gift cards for the people who need them,” Canal Alliance Club co-president Lina Stuart said. 

The PTSA is excited to continue celebrating Tam’s diversity after the event and to plan next year’s Diversity Day. 

“Diversity means celebrating what’s unique in each of us. We want everyone to feel welcome, accepted, and respected here,” Yoshizu said. 

Jackson reflected on recent racial and antisemitic incidents reported at Tam. “I think it’s really important that people reconnect back with our shared humanity and remind us all that the only race that we are really all a part of is the human race,” she said.

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Emerson Swift
Emerson Swift, Features Editor
Emerson Swift is a junior and a Features Editor for The Tam News. She enjoys all things journalism and is president and founder of The Journalism Club and editor of local publication FastForward Magazine. When she’s not writing, she’s hanging out with her dog Scout, eating sushi, or binging Netflix.   
Lauren Felder
Lauren Felder, Editor-in-Chief
Lauren Felder is a senior and Editor-in-Chief for The Tam News. When she’s not reading or changing her hair, Lauren enjoys watching cartoons like Adventure Time and Steven Universe. She loves thrift shopping, going on hikes, and analyzing movies with her friends. 

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