Students and faculty attended the National Association of Independent Schools’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in Nashville, Tenn.
Diversity & Inclusion
Berkshire School strives to create a global community that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school.
SEEKING EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
The National SEED ProjectSM is a peer-led professional development program that creates conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward greater equity and diversity. Through the organization's methodology, SEED equips participants to connect their lives to one another and to society at large by acknowledging systems of oppression, power, and privilege.
To date, 125 students, faculty, and staff at Berkshire School have participated in SEED. Student and faculty/staff led seminars are held during the school year on a month basis.
Students in the Slave Narratives and African American Studies classes traveled to the @brooklynmuseum today to view the “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” exhibit. The exhibit features over 150 pieces that address the social conditions facing Black Americans. pic.twitter.com/xTu7yw0ntY— Berkshire School (@BerkshireSchool) November 15, 2018
Poet Dr. Joshua Bennet, author of The Sobbing School and Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man, finalist for an NAACP Image Award, recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the William F. Milton Fund, and the Ford Foundation, visited Berkshire on February 13th to give a reading of his poems to the School and work with our students on the craft of writing.