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.
Bears participating in today’s national #DayofSilence - a movement to spread awareness about the impacts of bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students - hung the progressive pride flag in Benson this morning. 🏳️🌈 @GLSEN pic.twitter.com/UZpF4ZTjWE— Berkshire School (@BerkshireSchool) April 23, 2021
“We best guide humanity by speaking our truth and listening and learning from what we hear. We are so proud of our BSU students celebrating and communicating their black experience 365.” ~ John Speer, Berkshire Faculty#myblackisbeautiful365 pic.twitter.com/2GteWzfVEF— Berkshire School (@BerkshireSchool) February 21, 2020
Berkshire faculty shared a moving remembrance of Wil Smith with the all-school community on the 5th anniversary of his passing. Follow the link to learn more about Wil Smith's story and his contributions to the Berkshire community. https://t.co/6Ps3IR8H3l pic.twitter.com/JY1pY4ZCw8— Berkshire School (@BerkshireSchool) February 26, 2020
It's International @womensday! In honor of this day and our 50th anniversary of coeducation, we celebrate all the contributions and achievements that women have made and continue to make at Berkshire and beyond. #IWD2020 #EqualforEqual #celebratingwomen #50yearsofcoeducation pic.twitter.com/Ue9XCFtJwq— Berkshire School (@BerkshireSchool) March 8, 2020
Today is @GLSEN’s #DayofSilence, a student-led national protest where folks take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing of #LGBTQ people. Berkshire students and adults are joining in to support virtually all over the 🌎 this year! 🏳️🌈 #BreaktheSilence pic.twitter.com/9CAdry9asV— Berkshire School (@BerkshireSchool) April 24, 2020
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.