Virtual Watch Party and Diversity Roundtable - December 2020
The Newtown Friends School Diversity Committee, in partnership with the George School Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, hosted a Virtual Watch Party followed by a roundtable discussion. We viewed the moving and impactful keynote address given at the National Association of Independent Schools' People of Color Conference. The speech, given by Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. was a "call to arms" for diversity, equity, and justice in independent schools.
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is the author of Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America. Currently, he is Chair of Princeton University's Department of African American Studies and president of the American Academy of Religion.
Members of the Pennswood Diversity Committee and Newtown Quaker Meeting were also invited to attend.