Diversity & Community Building Committee
It is our community's responsibility to provide structures to help us become allies as our children navigate these challenges, building a community that is responsive and sensitive to the needs of every identity. With multiple events throughout the year, we look forward to honoring all identities, growing with you as parents and as professionals.
If you would like to learn more about an event, you may reach out to Lauren Stewart, Manager of Communications, Diversity & Inclusion and Co-Chairs of the Diversity & Community Building Committee at email@example.com.
We welcomed all families to attend the Family Picnic on Saturday, September 24, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the St. Luke's Playground. Bring the kids and get to know other families at St. Luke's School. This was a great opportunity for the kids to meet new friends in other grades and for parents to mix and mingle. We had a magician, balloon making, face painting, burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs on the grill. All St. Luke’s families were welcome and encouraged to attend this event.
Registration now open for Border Crossers "Talking about Race at Home: Expanding our Awareness" training November 3, at St. Luke's!
This training provides parents, guardians, and caregivers with strategies for how to talk about race and racism with their children. Participants learn how children see race, gain skills for approaching age - appropriate conversations with a racial equity lens and practice strategies to promote positive racial identity development in children.
Please RSVP by October 30, 2016. All inquiries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A night of celebration, cocktails and conversation hosted by Diversity and Community Building Co-Chair, Lewis Flinn. All identifying LGBTQ famiiles will be invited to attend.
Join us in celebrating acceptance by creating more safe spaces, free of name-calling, bullying and bias at St. Luke's during this school wide observance.
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot.
The title’s “good people” are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and “outsmart the machine” in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds.
All groups are open to all St. Luke's parents. After signing up, you will be placed on the email distribution list for that group. While members are encouraged to participate fully in the life of the group (attend meetings, social gatherings, offer input, etc.), there is no obligation.
To learn more about our affinity group for Parents of Students with Diverse Abilities, a group focused on parenting with learning, emotional and physical differences, please contact Lauren Stewart.