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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at AWS
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee
The DEI Committee at AWS was founded in December of 2021. The committee meets monthly and consists of parents, board members, faculty and staff. Sub-committees focus on Community Reflection and Outward Accountability, Policy and Representative Community, Curriculum and Content Alignment. Committee Co-Chairs are Amy Torres-Watts, Dana Kemp, and Vicky Lucca. You may contact the committee via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To promote a culturally-rich educational environment reflecting the diversity of our world through strategic initiatives, educational discourse, and active reflection, while supporting the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth and development of our school. AWS actively encourages and supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all areas of our community life.
We are committed to being an anti-racist school, acknowledging the global effects of colorism which have widened the disparities of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and all People of Color. We will amplify the voices and stories of people that systems of oppression have and continue to marginalize.
AWS is committed to deepening our understanding of each other and the world as reflected through our humanity, as well as our own unique heritages and identities.
Actively encouraging and supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all areas of our community life
Understanding that each one of us matters
Respecting our differences-- moving beyond tolerance to amplify the voices and stories of people that systems of oppression have and continue to marginalize
Open to change by deepening our understanding of each other and the world as reflected through our humanity, as well as our own unique heritages and identities
Rejecting racism; recognizing the global effects of colorism which have widened the disparities of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and all People of Color
Acknowledging, accepting, and supporting the range of genders, gender identifications, and sexual orientations and serving as a viable and veritable agent of change in support of the LGBTQIA+ community
Welcoming people from all races, genders, identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, ages, religions, and abilities
Striving to reflect the beauty of our collective humanity in the spirit of Waldorf education