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Diversity at Far Brook

Together, we foster a sense of belonging, and we model and nurture kindness, caring, and respect for one another.

- From the Far Brook School Diversity Statement

2018-2019 Family Photo Project

Families are made of love: Celebrating our Wonderful Diversity

 

In 2015, the Faculty/Staff Diversity Committee envisioned and launched an initiative to show the spectrum of families at Far Brook: large families, small families, those with two parents or one, two moms or two dads, families blended through marriage, formed through adoption, and all other expressions. Through the Family Photo Project, the racial and cultural diversity among and within families was also made visible, each unique configuration reinforcing our understanding that families are made of people who love and care for one another.

Families are made of love.

Over time, students graduate, families grow, and relocations change the fabric of the school. To celebrate the beautiful mosaic that is our current community, we are once again creating the Family Photo Project. Each family is a vital part of the Far Brook story, and we hope all can participate in this visual representation of Far Brook 2018-2019!

On February 1, we will gather for the big reveal in Moore Hall, which will be transformed into portrait gallery. In addition to the "gallery walk," this adults-only evening event will feature potluck food and refreshments, music by Far Brook parents and Broadway veterans Janeece and Dwayne Clark, and a chance to share your reactions on the gallery reflection wall.

We would like to thank Argent Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for helping to underwrite this wonderful community event.


WIDENING THE LENS DIVERSITY CONFERENCE, November 10, 2018

Far Brook School's 2018 Diversity Conference Topic: From Attending to Belonging: Re-Imagining Independent Schools for our Intersectional Communities.

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RECENT SPEAKERS AND EVENTS

Ali Michael, PhD, Director of The Race Institute for K-12 Educators and professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the  author of Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Inquiry and Education (Teachers College Press, 2015). Ali spoke with Far Brook's faculty and parent community about the importance of talking to white children about race.

Far Brook alum, Christina Capatides '01 shared with parents and faculty the process of creating the CBS documentary, Gender: The Space Between.

Far Brook is a proud sponsor of North Jersey Pride, participating in  the annual North Jersey Pride 5K Run and North Jersey Pride Festival, with a craft table/family photo booth in the "Rainbow Kids' Zone."

March On! A Series of Conversations about Social Justice

THEODORA LACEY - A discussion on the Civil Rights Movement from Alabama to New Jersey
JASON CORTÉS - A discussion on DACA, The Dream Act, and the Face of Immigration

SPECTRUM - A SOCIAL JUSTICE DISCUSSION GROUP FOR STUDENTS

Read more about Spectrum here.

Spectrum is an after school activity that provides students in Grades 6-8 an opportunity to engage in conversations about social justice, personal experiences, learn about history, and discuss current events.

Spectrum gatherings are once a month during the school year, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. There is no charge for this activity. Meeting dates for 2018-19 will be posted here.

DIVERSITY RESOURCES
SOME DIVERSITY FACTS

AT FAR BROOK, FOR 2017-2018:

  • 40% Students of Color
  • 28% Faculty and Staff of Color
  • 21% Students receive tuition discount
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