Updates from the Equity, Inclusion, & Justice Student Committee

Updates from the Equity, Inclusion, & Justice Student Committee
Brandon Lee, Director of Experiential Learning & EIJ Team Co-facilitator

The EIJ Committee over the last few months has been working on a variety of projects with the goal of improving our community and upholding our goals of equity, inclusion, and justice.

Thus far, we have created and sent out a climate survey (headed by ParthDilan, and Vivek) to help identify where the needs of our committee are and start discussing how we can address those needs.

In addition, five representatives from our committee and our school—BellaJaneMishalAinsel, and Nunu—attended for the first time, the NAIS Online Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) to learn more about social justice issues and collaborate with like minded students on how we can help resolve them (Read student reflections about the SDLC experience here).

Some current projects inspired by the conference and by the climate survey are the creation of affinity groups (headed by Jane and Nunu), the creation of a gender and sexuality curriculum for KLS (headed by AlishaPooja, and Leia), and the creation of an identity for our EIJ committee (headed by Maddie and Mary) to present the experiences and lessons we have and will come to learn through social media and more. 

Following Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our students in Advisory were tasked with a challenge in the spirit and vision of Dr. King. They first watched this video by Sal on Letters from Birmingham Jail. Students were then asked how we could affect change in our KLS community and to propose an idea that we as a school could work on in the next 100 days to tackle issues related to equity, inclusion, and justice. On Wednesday, February 3, the students pitched all their ideas during our Community Meeting and will voted on the idea they want to take into action. 

Stay tuned for more updates on these upcoming projects!

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