Upcoming Events and Resources
International Week: January 31-February 4
The National SEED Project
The National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) founded in 1987 by Dr. Peggy McIntosh was first established as a seminar-style, professional development opportunity for college and university faculty. After initial funding to support these efforts, additional funding by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation was given to Dr. McIntosh to expand her work providing similar professional development opportunities for K-12 educators.
Through these monthly seminars, Collegiate faculty and administrators gain the necessary tools to create fair and just learning environments for all students. Likewise, faculty and administrators work to gain an understanding of the intersectionality of their own social identities, which in turn helps to support students as they grapple with their own and the opportunities and barriers associated with them. Ultimately, these monthly seminars provide a safe space to examine their personal “records” as they work to strengthen their teaching and learning curriculum and practices as it applies to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Resources from the 2021-22 School Year
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind
George by Alex Gino
Free Lunch by Rex Ogle
Rosetta Lee is a frequent visitor to Louisville Collegiate School. She led guided student groups in Middle and Upper School and adult groups four years ago through the Parents Association-sponsored SPEAK Series. Ms. Lee returned to Collegiate last year to partner with me and the Board of Trustees’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Subcommittee. She is slated to return in early 2021 to continue the work we began last year. Since 2004, Ms. Lee has been a diversity speaker and trainer on various topics, including cross-cultural communication, identity development, and implicit and unconscious bias.
Click below to read articles from Dr. Tiffany Bridgewater in The Bulletin on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Wellness Webinar Series: Mitigating Race-Based Stress and Trauma in Students of Color: Being an Accomplice.
Dr. Kevin Chapman and Chelsea Mitchell from the Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (KY-CARDS)
“This is not easy work…to talk about and look carefully at the way racism is pervasive in all of our lives. It’s uncomfortable and messy. I hope you’ll watch this timely conversation with Dr. Kevin Chapman and his team as they called upon us to be accomplices in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Chapman reminded us that race-based stress is real and is happening here, in our Collegiate community. As a family, we were proud and grateful to be a part of the conversation initiated by the school. LCS parents, let’s keep showing up willing to learn, acknowledge mistakes, and commit to doing more so our students will see models of adults committed to a safe and just world.”
– Chenoweth Stites Allen ’88, P ’16, P’18, and P’21