Seize the Moment to Effect Change
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Action
Creating and cultivating connections between all people, ideas, and sectors, the School welcomes all learners to wrestle with voices and perspectives that challenge our assumptions, biases, stereotypes, and privileges. Not allowing our differences to divide us requires each of us to engage in honest, vulnerable, and courageous conversations through empathy, reflection, examination, and action. Being real agents of change is a continuous journey.
Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, our trust in each other strengthens our sense of identity, autonomy, and interdependence. As a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact, we are committed to creating and sustaining a school culture where all members feel valued and safe, sharing their authentic selves to design a better world…together.
Welcoming every voice, please share your experiences, recommendations, and feedback.
We must seize the moment to effect change. We must start from where we are, understand where we are, and move forward to cultivate a community of endurance to sustain the long journey of antiracism. We are committed to creating and sustaining a school culture where all members feel valued and safe, sharing their authentic selves to design a better world…together.
The Mount Vernon School has established short-term objectives, mid-term priorities, and long-term goals to advance and sustain inclusion, diversity, equity, and action in the future.
In 2018, the Mount Vernon School began to have courageous conversations around the most challenging issues of our day, including diversity, equity, and inclusion. The following IDEA Expressions of Learning are not meant to be an exhaustive or even a performative list of activities, experiences, and projects but intentional demonstrations designed to make continual improvements in amplifying inclusion, diversity, equity, and action at Mount Vernon.
Collective conviction requires us to lean in to look back to look forward, startle the heart, begin the journey and cultivate resilience. The following is a sample, not exhaustive list, to continue our journey of courageous conversations.
Historical Foundations of Race & Racism: Look Back to Look Forward
Anti-Racism: Begin the Journey
Anti-Racist Work in Schools, Elizabeth Kleinrock
Everyday Anti-Racism, Mica Pollock
How to be an Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi
How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids, Sierra Felucci
What White Children Need to Know about Race, Ali Michael & Eleanora Bartoli
Reconciliation: Cultivate Community Resilience & Belonging
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