The People of Color Conference is the flagship of the National Association of Independent Schools’ commitment to equity and justice in teaching and learning. The mission of the conference is to provide a safe space for leadership and professional development and networking for people of color and allies of all backgrounds in independent schools.
Dreaming Out Loud: Waking Up to a New Era of Civil Rights
The Student Diversity Leadership Conference is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades nine – 12) from across the U.S. SDLC focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community.
POCC/SDLC took place the beginning of December in Atlanta. We want to thank our friends for summing up their experiences in just three words. We hope it inspires and gets you stoked for 2017 RIISE Parent Power Conference: Parent as Partner this spring!
Tank Filled Up…Gloria Fernández-Tearte—Director of Diversity and Staff Development, Greenwich Academy
Emotional…Andre Robert Lee—Director & Producer | Film & TV, The Prep School Negro, I Am Not A Racist Am I
Powerful…Orinthia Swindell—Director of Equity & Inclusion, Brooklyn Friends School
Centering…Eva Vega Olds—Dir of Diversity, Town School
Revolutionary…Akim St. Omer—Indy School Alum & Educator, Ethical Culture Fieldston
Uniting…Justin Aguirre—Independent School Student, Riverdale Country School
Grateful…Monique Gordon-Anefal—Indy School Alum & Administrator, School of The Holy Child-Rye
Transformative…Shanelle Robinson—Director of Diversity, Friends Academy…one more CALL TO ACTION
Inspiring…Dwight Vidale—Indy School Alum & Educator, Riverdale Country School