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Make Every Month Our Month!

Tacho, Raphael, Daddy, Zachary, Jessica, Me, & Socorro - 2011

Posted by, Elizabeth Perez Azerad, MD RIISE Multicultural Advisor Contributions by permission of Jessica R. Azerad, Horace Mann School ‘13, Claremont McKenna College ‘17   Black History Month is coming to a close. Depending on the calendar that you consult we will begin to celebrate Women’s History Month and/ or Nutrition Month.  Latino Heritage Month is a […]

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Affirmative Action & the Recent Supreme Court Decision, A multicultural perspective

Univ. of Chicago Medical School Graduation 1998, with parents

Elizabeth Pérez Azérad, MD RIISE Multicultural Advisor   No doubt, I am a beneficiary of affirmative action.  Because of my educational journey I have a deep interest in the recent Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action for use in the college admission process. As a Mexican-American growing up in a largely Anglo-Saxon […]

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RIISE Podcast – Dr. Howard Stevenson Talks About our #IndySchoolGirlsofColor


Dr. Stevenson is the truth! Listen to our podcast as Dr. Howard Stevenson talks about the importance & power of girls of color – their style, their voice, their future and what happens when independent schools become much more appreciative of what they bring to the table. Thank you Dr. Stevenson! #IndySchoolGirlsofColor & The Women […]

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#IndySchoolGirlsofColor guest blog – Misconceptions, by Alexandra Day

alexandra day alum_opt

We are so enthusiastic about this Saturday’s #indyschoolgirlsofcolor event at the Chapin School!  Girls of Color & The Women They Become: Looking at success through an independent school lens will open its arms to current girls of color grades 6-12 and those considering an independent school education. We have something for their caregivers too. RIISE & […]

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Reminder – Support for Transracial Adoption

transracial adoption

Shared by our friends at POCIS AFCAF/NY (Adoptive Families with Children of African Heritage and Their Friends, NY) in collaboration with FCCNY (Families with Children from China Greater New York) and the Adoption Initiative of St. John’s University, New York, present:   Transracial Adoption Parenting Workshops October 2012 – April 2013 in New York City Every Second Tuesday of the […]

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