(Posted 5/17/20) Thank you to the 50+ members of our community who participated in our Quaker-style meeting last Thursday evening to share their feelings, ideas and hopes for addressing racism and creating change at this pivotal moment in time.
Led by Toni Williamson, Director of Equity and Inclusion at Friends Select School in Philadelphia, and our internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, the meeting provided a safe space to share, listen and learn.
When Toni asked each person to capture their state of mind in a single word, the answers reflected the range and power of the emotions we are feeling (“tired,” “struggling,” “confused,” “listening,” “open,” “sad,” “hopeful”). One thing was very clear: we cannot say it enough — Black Lives Matter — and we all have work we can do.
To that end, we have put together a number of antiracism resources for families and encourage you to read, share and act in the most meaningful ways you can to help end racism in all of its forms. You can find the resources at the link below or at the top of the front page of our website. Also keep an eye on our social media where we will be sharing additional resources throughout the summer.