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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

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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