Current & Upcoming Diversity & Community Events
PARENT AFFINITY GROUPS - UPCOMING MEETINGS
Thursday, January 30
Touched By Adoption
Monday, February 3
Tuesday, February 4
Screening of Brother Outsider on January 22 POSTPONED, new date to be determined
40 Years Later Screening
Thursday, February 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Auditorium
Join the Pemberton Society and Staff Council's Diversity Committee for a screening and panel discussion of the documentary 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? This film explores the impact of racial integration in the Mississippi Delta through powerful and moving dialogue with black and white alumni from the class of 1969 as they recall and comment on memories of that time, from their very different racial positions and experiences.
The film provides a contemporary way to examine the impact of desegregation on those who participated in the first integration projects and to reflect on our progress as a society and the challenges that remain for reaching the goals put forth in the 1955 Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Panelists: Lee Ann Bell, producer of 40 Years Later and the Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education at Barnard College; Fern J.Khan, Former Dean of Continuing Education at Bank Street College and current Board Chair at Partnership for After School Education (PASE); documentary filmmaker Markie Hancock, Hancock Productions.
“Bank Street’s Got Talent” Show on February 28
Parents of Children of Color (POCOC) presents the fifth annual “Bank Street’s Got Talent” Show. Students are invited to strut their stuff on the evening of Friday, February 28, starting at 6:15. (A potluck dinner will begin at 5:30.) A maximum of 25 acts will be featured. All acts must sign up (see sign-up sheet on lobby bulletin board starting on Tuesday, January 14) and be screened on either Thursday, January 23 (4:30-6pm) or Wednesday, January 29 (4:30-6pm) in the Auditorium. Acts need not be polished for the screening, but must give coordinators an idea of the act and its material. An all-cast rehearsal will be held after school on Wednesday, February 26 (more on that to come). Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Race & Privilege: Antiracist Parenting Group(link)
This group meets monthly at Grace Church School. Open to parents of all races, the group addresses questions such as: How can parents empower themselves and their children? How can parents work with their schools and become allies with educators to create more inclusive communities for families and positive experiences for all students? How can we make sure that our children are culturally competent by being able to see through the lens of those different from themselves?
Click the link for more information.