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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.

Berkshire School and the Berkshire Alumni for Anti-Racism group hosted a virtual Town Hall via Zoom on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The conversation and Q&A with school leaders including Head of School Pieter Mulder P’22 and Board of Trustees Chair Lara McLanahan '86, P’16,'16,'19, focused on how Berkshire School can become a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable community.

The goal of the meeting was to bring awareness to BIPOC students’ experiences with systemic racism and to share with the extended alumni community how Berkshire and the Berkshire Alumni for Anti-Racism group have been working together, and will continue to work together, to dismantle these systems. We invite all BIPOC and white alumni to join us in this work and to share their experiences, to listen, to learn, and to ask questions.

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Visiting Writer Series Welcomes Author, Poet Dr. Joshua Bennett

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.

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