Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving back to your community on Monday, Jan. 17. Check out this list of MLK Day service opportunities and resources compiled by Community Service Coordinator Becky Brinks and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ayinde Tate.
Prioritize the community goal of inclusivity by auditing all events and engagement opportunities, providing multiple ways for the community to gather together, and developing family and community education programming.
Improving the major systems of the school will be essential, but barriers to inclusivity are often more subtle than these systems. We must work together to eliminate these barriers; educate our full community on the relevant issues; and celebrate those who contribute positively to the community’s inclusive culture.
To achieve our goals, the Episcopal community must collectively embrace habits of mind that ensure continual reflection and self-examination. Every event and area of school where we engage with students, families, and guests must be evaluated based on principles of equity and inclusion. Each time members of the Episcopal community gather together is an opportunity to ensure we are meeting our commitment to DEI.
The Episcopal Academy, The Shipley School, and The Haverford School are presenting Allies and Accomplices, a special DEI session for parents, guardians, and caregivers on Monday, April 19.
EA will join Haverford and Shipley to co-present a three-part series focused on building and sustaining healthy multiracial communities with expert Dr. Ali Michael.