Tag Archives: Race

5 Myths of Talking Race With Young Children – RIISE repost

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RIISE thanks Jaime-Jin Lewis, Executive Director of Border Crossers for debunking the myths and giving us tools…   I get a lot of mixed feedback when I say that adults need to learn to speak openly about race with young children. They are afraid of spoiling their childhood or crushing their natural curiosities. However, when […]

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Children March – Three Stories of Support for Parents & Students

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This blog was written with the help of the community at three Hilltop Schools – Riverdale, Horace Mann, & ECFS. We hope it sparks conversation and gives parents the courage and support to engage children during the holiday break and beyond. After my son and I watched Mighty Times: The Children’s March (www.vimeo.com/83236126), an amazing 40 […]

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RIISE Guest Blog – Dual Citizenship, by Debbie Belle

After a recent text discussion regarding Washington Post article by Lawrence Otis Graham, I taught my black kids that their elite upbringing would protect them from discrimination. I was wrong., fellow indy school mom, Debbie Belle shared her own experiences with her sons and their self identity…Thanks Debbie!   DUAL CITIZENSHIP, by Debbie Belle I remember last winter […]

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Exploring the Heart of Cross-Racial Conversations Aboard Unity Flight 2014

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cYrvpTaH40YMmwAkcGWaUqid-knHnVYIWEFLgh1eUHE/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_linkMonday, November 10 at 7pm. Jeslo Harris Theater, Riverdale Country School. (5250 Fieldston Rd. Bronx, NY 10471) Each generation, each culture, each community, each family, has something to say about race –whether they speak of it or not. These influences […]

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

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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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The Agenda – Girls of Color & The Women They Become…

We are beyond thrilled with the enthusiasm & support for this Saturday’s (4/12) event.  Location: The Chapin School 100 East End Avenue, New York, NY 10028 To Register: click here The Agenda: 9:45a – Check In & Get Comfortable 10:00 – Welcome from RIISE & Chapin 10:10 – Panel Discussion moderated by Judith Ohikuare 11:40 […]

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

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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 – Body Image, by Mimi Morales

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Only 2 more days…did you register yet for Girls of Color & The Women They Become: Looking at success through an independent school lens? Enjoy our last guest blog before the event from one of our amazing panelists… Body Image by, Mimi Morales Growing up a young lady, going through puberty, with an ever-changing body […]

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#IndySchoolGirlsofColor guest blog- Identifying as ALICIA, by Alicia Hodge

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We are only 3 days away from our #indyschoolgirlsofcolor mentoring event, Girls of Color & The Women They Become: Looking at success through an independent school lens. Have you registered? We are super-charged by the recent guest blog series offered by our panelists, young women of color who’ve attended private independent schools. These incredible women […]

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#IndySchoolGirlsofColor guest blog – Misconceptions, by Alexandra Day

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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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