Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Friends Schools

We Want To Do More Than Survive ! *

(With thanks to Bettina Love for inspiration.)

DEI planning for school reopening.

Gather with DEI Practitioners and Others for Conversation about Prioritizing Social and Emotional Learning through Trauma-Informed/Healing-Centered Pedagogy?

School Counselors will share their insights:
Brittany Copeland, Germantown Friends School
​​​​​​​Maria Alonso, Westtown School

  1. Reflect
    • Reflecting on the impact of 2020 events, etc. individually and institutionally
    • What has changed for you? What new perspective have you gained? 
    • What has changed for your institution? What new perspective has your school community gained?
  2. Reconnect
    • Relationship building: reconnecting with colleagues, students, and families
    • Partnering with students and families to establish open lines of communication and remain connected 
  3. Re-envision
    • Knowing what we know now, what is the [new] way forward? Individually? Institutionally? Collectively?

Dates & Details

DATESeptember 2, 2020
Wednesday, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Eastern Time

Register Here!

FACILITATION TEAMGueybe Slangen, San Francisco Friends School
Celeste Payne, Westtown School
Dot Lopez, Moorestown Friends School
Mikael Israel, Abington Friends School

also...Join Us!
Meeting for Worship Zoom Style
Join us in Worship – Centering Reflection – through Zoom
Wednesdays, at 4:30pm (Eastern Daylight time)

Friends Council invites you and any members of your Friends school community to join us for a 30 minute period of worship and centering reflection. Please feel free to share this link with your colleagues.

Click here to join Zoom Meeting for Worship

Click for help with Zoom.
We recommend the use of a headset or a bluetooth device to use ZOOM audio. 

We look forward to connecting with you.

Drew, Deborra, April, Betsy


Photo credit: Aaron Burden, Unsplash