We are excited to announce the official launch of our 2022 DEI Parent Education series. The DEI Parent Education series will feature monthly offerings curated by Dr. Michaela Mares-Tamayo, director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in partnership with our parent leaders in the Lower School Parent/Guardian DEI committee and Middle School/Upper School Parent DEI committee. We hope you will join us as we learn and grow together.
"Other People’s Stories" by Professor Camille Rich
This session invites parents to raise questions about the ways in which American history is generally presented, and the consequences that current limitations have for their understandings of contemporary political events, economic equality, and the obligations of a citizen in a democratic polity. Parents are invited to consider how historical events related to “other people’s history”—or historical events that are presented as the history of marginalized groups—are actually part of their own family’s respective history. A recording of Professor Rich’s last parent ed talk from January, “The Value of an Anti-Racist Education” is available here.Understanding Gender Diversity and Welcoming Gender Diverse Children into Our School Event
February 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
While an unforeseen circumstance has impacted Susan Landon’s ability to be with us this evening, we are thrilled to be joined by two of her colleagues and fellow experts in the field: Dr. Caroline Carter and Noelle Wittliff, LMFT. Join us tonight to learn more about gender diverse students and how we can welcome them at our school.
"The Value of an Anti-Racist Education" by Professor Camille Rich
January 18th, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Recently, elementary school education has been featured in the headlines. Some schools have been accused of allowing Critical Race Theory to unduly shape curriculum decisions, but few parents actually know what Critical Race Theory is and how it is different from the anti-racism and diversity initiatives that have been undertaken in American schools. This session takes parents step by step through the cognitive, emotional, social, and college readiness benefits that an anti-racist curriculum brings with concrete illustrations of this work at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.