Tag Archives: Angie Bergeson

5 Conversations About Race That White Families Should Have With Their Children

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  RIISE thanks guest blogger Angie Bergeson, Head of School, The IDEAL School of Manhattan for advocating as a white ally in our independent school community. The resources in this blog link to articles and books that white people can read to help them understand the complexities involved in race relations and provide language and […]

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Two Mothers – A Collaboration, part 2

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Last month, Angie Bergeson, (mom of a son; head of school, The IDEAL School of Manhattan), and I (mom of a son; founder & independent school advisor, RIISE) embarked on a journey that we hope you will  continue to join us on as we share our common goal for social justice and explore our different […]

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Two Mothers – A Collaboration

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  In the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin, and subsequent verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, two mothers and independent school professionals, one black, one white decided to explore their response and responsibility to the tragedy and verdict. This past summer, Gina Parker Collins; RIISE Founder and Angie Bergeson; The IDEAL School of […]

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Reflections on a Blog Post – The Verdict – A Letter to My Son, by a White Mother

Sybrina Fulton flanked by Jahvaris and Trayvon.
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  The hardest letter I’ve ever had to write was the letter to my young son in the wake of the verdict to Trayvon’s murder. This blog post by Angie Bergeson, Head of School at The IDEAL School of Manhattan, is actually part of a longer collaboration that Angie and I are journeying together. Although […]

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