Teach-In Focuses on Discourse

Teach-In Focuses on Discourse
Dani Seiss

This year’s Social Justice Teach-In Day theme was “Threads of Transformation: Weaving a Hate-Free Legacy Through Constructive Dialogue,” encouraging discourse to foster a deeper understanding and meaningful relationships that center on humanity. Anchored in the school’s mission to “honor the integrity and worth of each individual in a diverse school community,” the Teach-In features a full day of programming and workshops for both the High School and Middle School, and a keynote address for an evening event for faculty, staff, and parents and a daytime assembly for the High School. 

Moderated by Assistant Head for Equity & Inclusion Marlo Thomas, the keynote focused on Islamophobia and anti-Semitism with Eric K. Ward, Executive Vice President of Race Forward and a nationally recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence, and preserving inclusive democracy; Amy Spitalnick, CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs; and Wajahat Ali, columnist for the Daily Beast, public speaker, and activist who challenges Muslim stereotypes. They spoke about the power of togetherness for minority voices and the importance of fighting the forces at work that are set on division. 

Workshops included: 

A full list can be found here

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Teach-In Focuses on Discourse