Tag Archives: Educators

Open Letter to Educators


Dr. Starita Boyce Ansari is a philanthropic advisor, and more importantly the mother of a high achieving boy of color attending private school. This heart-wrenching letter to educators is a call to action we hope is answered. Dear Educators, The reflection of my soul is in the lyrics of Sam and Dave “When there is […]

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3 Springtime Reasons to get Sprung @ Border Crossers Gala on May 8th


  Last spring RIISE was blown away when Border Crossers recognized us, our community of parents of color & indy schools, for bridging the gaps at the cross roads of race and privilege – Education. An independent school education is a major intersection. And, our children of color are meeting it head-on,  cautiously crossing it […]

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White Anti-Racist Allies in Independent Schools Meeting 4/22

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We hope you all enjoyed a restful and energizing Spring Break! We are very excited to announce that Debbie McFall and the folks at Fieldston have agreed to host the next meeting of the White Anti-Racist Allies in Independent Schools. The meeting will be held at the Fieldston School on Monday, April […]

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Talking About Race K-5 Educator Workshop

Talking About Race K-5: A Hands-On Workshop for Visionary Educators What do you say when a child asks you a difficult question about race? When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 10am – 4pm Where: The IDEAL School - 314 West 91st Street Border Crossers invites you to participate in an exciting day of professional development for educators seeking tools and language to […]

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