We are excited to announce the official launch of our 2022 DEI Parent Education series this month! Our first session will be led by Dr. Camille Gear Rich, associate provost of Diversity & Inclusion for the University of Southern California, and professor of Law and Sociology at the USC Gould School of Law. Dr. Rich will be presenting a session titled “The Value of an Anti-Racist Education.” 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.
"The Value of an Anti-Racist Education" by Dr. Camille Rich
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.