Ten Waverly students and teachers will participate in the 2020 NAIS People of Color Conference (PoCC) this week. The theme of this year’s conference is “New Decade, New Destinies: Challenging Self, Changing Systems, and Choosing Justice.” PoCC is the flagship of the National Association of Independent Schools’ commitment to equity and justice in teaching, learning, and organizational development. With seminars, a master class, and more than 100 workshops on diverse topics relevant to people of color in independent schools, PoCC equips educators at every level, from teachers to trustees with new skills.
Waverly teacher Leo Glazé (MS) will present a workshop titled, “Kids Aren’t Too Young: Starting the Conversation & Learning About Race/Racism in the Classroom.” Waverly teachers Susan Hendricks (ES), Paul Nam (HS), Bennel Thompkins (HS), and Leo Glazé will collectively present a workshop titled, “What…No Diversity Director at Your PWI?! How to Build Collective Leadership as an Alternative.”
Waverly students Andrea H. ’23, Kazuo H. ’21, Kenna M. ’21, Layevska J. ’21, Lena S. ’21, and Rui S. ’21 will take part in PoCC’s Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). SDLC is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades nine through twelve) from across the U.S. and abroad. SDLC helps student leaders develop cross-cultural communication skills, design effective strategies for social justice practice through dialogue and the arts, and learn the foundations of allyship and networking principles.