Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs at Masters
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Courageous Conversations is a new and appropriately named initiative that encourages faculty and staff members to lean into discussions about and to reflect on race. The brainchild of the School’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, employees take part in four hour-long discussions over the course of several weeks.
Cultural Heritage Celebrations
At Masters, heritage celebrations are important opportunities for everyone to learn from members of our community about our shared and individual cultural histories. These celebrations provide a teachable moment for us to recognize the complexities and richness of any cultural identity; and the importance of understanding and appreciating these stories as part of the larger American narrative.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
This celebration at Masters is a communitywide opportunity to discuss, teach, and reflect on the legacy of Dr. King’s life and work. This important time is set aside to explore and examine contemporary human issues through the lens of Dr. King’s work and ideas, broadly defined. It is a tremendous day of thought, learning, and inspiration for the entire community.
Ninth Grade Seminar
The School recently incorporated a unit on diversity, equity and inclusion into the required Freshman Seminar class.
Saturday Summit on Social Justice
The Masters School co-hosted the first Saturday Summit on Social Justice (SSSJ) in fall 2017. In 2019, 200 students, faculty and staff from Masters and nearby schools attended and engaged in a daylong event dedicated to workshops and discussions surrounding issues such as equity, inclusion, identity, racism and environmental justice. Masters co-hosted a successful virtual SSSJ event in 2020.