12.11.17~Enrolled at a Hilltop school? Your invited: How Students of Color Navigate Independent Schools

Join Hilltop Schools for a panel discussion, How Students of Color Navigate Independent School Culture

Monday, December 11, 6:30 pm,  Horace Mann School – Recital Hall

Horace Mann’s Diversity Council, the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity (ICIE) along with the Black Parents Union (BPU) present a RIISE panel discussion to explore the social norms students of color enrolled in independent schools navigate. 

Socialization Topics:

Managing friend groups
Classroom dynamics
The dating scene
Navigating Social Events
Academic achievement/College admissions
Equity & leadership
Identity & cultural exchange


Suggestions and tools will be shared in order to best take advantage of and mitigate the realities of cross-cultural socialization among students of color and their peers. This panel session is open to students grades 6-12, as well as parents and guardians from all Divisions. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Please RSVP


Panelists: Rashidah Bowen White-Town School, Akim David St. Omer-Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Jamie-Jin Lewis-former E.D. Border Crossers, and Student Panelists with excerpts from NYT Bestseller, The Hate You Give, by Angie Thomas. Moderator: Gina Parker Collins, RIISE.


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