Affinity Seminar 10/24/16 Westland School

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 10am-3:30pm  Westland School

Dr. Steven Jones, Dr. Shelly Tochluk, and anti-racist educator, Jason David will engage participants in race-based affinity group work to explore racial identity development, heighten awareness regarding the value of affinity group spaces in independent schools, and build cultural competency skills. This seminar will provide educators with strategies to effectively support diversity, equity and inclusion in our multicultural school communities.

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Student Voices 1/26/16 Vistamar School

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 7-9pm   Vistamar School

Student leaders who are involved in diversity, equity and inclusion work at their independent schools will guide participants in inspiring discussion and engaging activities, demonstrating the power of youth voice in creating change.

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Rethinking Diversity Speaker Series: Dr. Yong Zhao

Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016 7-9pm  Wildwood School

For this year’s’ Rethinking Diversity Speaker Series, we are excited to feature Dr. Yong Zhao. Dr. Zhao currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. As a published author, he was named one of the 2012 ten most influential people in educational technology by Tech & Learn Magazine.

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Parent Voices 5/14/16 Oakwood School

Saturday, May 14, 2016 10am-1pm   Oakwood School

Parents and guardians who are involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion work at their independent schools will share their experiences and engage participants in meaningful dialogue and activities. Attendees will learn about effective ways to partner with their independent school communities and gain strategies for navigating the unique complexities of the independent school cultures.

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Professional Development 5/20/16 Curtis School

Friday, May 20, 2016 11am-3:30pm  Curtis School

For this year’s Professional Development Day, we are honored to feature Dr. Derald Wing Sue, one of the most prominent voices in multicultural counseling and diversity training. Currently, Dr. Sue is a Professor of Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. His books include Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation; Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice; and Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation.

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