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Surviving and Sustaining: People of Color in Independent Schools

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$350 – $600

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This ongoing program is intended for people of color who are doing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work.

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This three-part online workshop (90-minute sessions) serves to encourage local collaboration and provide tangible takeaways that affirm the experiences of People of Color (PoC) in independent schools and the broader community. Intended for people of color who are doing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their school communities in any role or capacity, participants will have the opportunity to bring to light common challenges and successes regarding DEI topics and collaborate on bringing positive change. Additionally, we will discuss our current experience with recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, and the impacts on PoC's specifically.

Facilitated by The San Francisco Equity Leaders (SFEL) a cohort of DEI Directors from Bay Area independent schools and consultants, this workshop will be a brave space for PoCs who are dedicated to working to disrupt the inequity that exists in education. Participants will leave with new energy to seek out and speak out “what’s next?” as well as with new tools and strategies to develop strategic partnerships that can help move their institution from awareness to action and a culture of co-conspirators.

The SFEL team will present Layering On The Overcoats, A PoC Pack: a checklist that aims to affirm people of colors’ experiences, and the additional burden we carry while navigating the world of independent schools. The PoC Pack brings to light daily microaggressions, addresses cumulative effects on PoCs, and reminds participants that PoCs are not alone in the struggle. This will be the foundation from which we will explore how to organize across schools, starting the important work of transforming historically exclusive communities into inclusive organizations. In smaller groups, participants will collaborate to create action plans to take back to their schools.


This workshop is intended for people of color who are doing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work, in any role or capacity, in their school communities. Teachers are encouraged to attend.


Session 1: October 13 from 9am-10:30am

Session 2: November 17 from 9am-10:30am

Session 3: January 12 from 9am-10:30am


This workshop series will be held online via Zoom and may be recorded for CATDC's archives. By registering for this event you are consenting to be recorded and photographed by CATDC.


For our Virtual Ongoing Programs, refunds are available up to 14 days before the first session. Please contact us directly or make the request within Eventbrite.

Registration may be transferred to a different person up to 7 days before the first session. However refunds will not be given, and a session missed for any reason will not be refunded.

Please contact us by email as soon as you know you cannot attend a workshop and cannot transfer registration. This will allow us time to contact our waitlist and hopefully fill your spot.

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