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Diversity Initiatives at Far Brook

To further our understanding of issues and practices related to diversity, Far Brook faculty and staff members attend conferences and workshops, and participate in lectures discussions with leading speakers brought to campus. We also sponsor community diversity events to help educate and raise awareness in our families. In November 2016, we hosted our first annual Widening the Lens diversity conference for independent schools.

FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Below is a list of professional development opportunities that Far Brook faculty have participated in:

CONFERENCES

Mini White Privilege Conference
Sexuality and Gender Conference
The NAIS People of Color Conference
The White Privilege Conference
NJAIS Equity and Justice Forum Program and Dinner

WORKSHOPS

Deconstructing Power, Privilege, and Oppression Workshop with The Forum Project
NJAIS Gender and Sexuality Diversity PreK-12th Grades: Exploring Frameworks, Values, and Practice with Jennifer Bryan
NYSAIS Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: Educating Students, Supporting Families, and Creating Safer School Communities
NYSAIS One Day Diversity Workshop
Undoing Racism Training with The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
Diversity Workshop with EDGE (Educators for Diversity, Growth, and Empowerment)

SPEAKERS AT FAR BROOK

Tiffany Taylor Smith – TRTaylor Consulting
Debby Irving – Author of Waking Up White
Ralph Wales – Head of School, The Gordon School (Rhode Island)
Jennifer Bryan – Gender and Sexuality Diversity
Theodora Lacey - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Hilary Beard - Co-author of Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life

FILMS AT FAR BROOK

I Shall Not be Silent - Documentary made by a Far Brook parent about civil rights leader, Rabbi Joachim Prinz.
I’m Not Racist, Am I? – Documentary by The Calhoun School, NY
American Promise*
Dancing in Jaffa*
Inocente*
War/Dance
The Harvest*

*Sponsored by GLI

COMMUNITY DIVERSITY EVENTS

Family Photo Project Opening Reception - April 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM - Moore Hall
A celebration of the diversity of our families, including a short film and display of all of the family portraits.

Film Screening - April 1, 2015 - 7:00 PM - Moore Hall
 I Shall Not Be Silent - Documentary of civil rights activist Rabbi Joachim Prinz

Tiffany Taylor Smith - January 28, 2015 - 7:00 PM - Moore Hall
"Raising Culturally Competent Thinkers in the Twenty-first Century" 

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