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December 14, 2022

By Emma Johnson, Communications Manager

This fall, 菲尔德斯顿学校的家庭被邀请与所有学校多元文化委员会(ASMC)合作参加为期21天的平等挑战。. 这项挑战最初是由特权研究所(Privilege Institute)的创始人史密斯博士(Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., author and professor Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks, 以及种族公正教育家黛比·欧文帮助成年人建立以社会公正为中心的习惯. 

Each day for 21 days, members of the ECFS community spent 5-20 minutes engaged with 读ings, 播客, 视频, and exercises centered around 股本 and justice, which empowered them to further their understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, and oppression.

365体育足彩与ASMC联合主席Raven Maldonado-Brown P ' 32和ECFS家长Sameena Groves P ' 29坐在一起, P’32, and Seema Reddy P’31 to hear more about their experience. All of the challenge resources are still available by visiting the microsite 在这里.

Screenshot of 21-day 股本 challenge website. "Day 1: Who Me? Biased" and "Day 2: Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, 文字上写着“和果冻豆”,旁边是拼图和花生酱/果冻的照片.
How did you get involved with the ASMC and the 21-day 股本 challenge?

Maldonado-Brown: As a parent of color who has always been passionate about relationship building, 股本, and social justice, ASMC是我的孩子在菲尔德斯顿小学上学时我最先接触的团体之一. 从那以后,我在P+T做志愿者,最近成为了全校ASMC的联合主席. 对于365体育足彩所能做的,以及社区如何围绕多样性展开急需的对话,我感到惊喜, 股本, and inclusion (DEI). 为期21天的公平挑战为人们提供了另一个联系和共同学习的机会. This is what the ASMC and community building are all about!

林: I am a parent of a daughter at Fieldston Lower and a son at Fieldston Middle, and when I saw the initial email advertising the Equity Challenge, I thought it was a great idea. I appreciated the opportunity to engage with self-paced, 专家们为我策划的关于我希望更多接触的话题的日常材料和思考.

Reddy说: 从学前班开始,365体育足彩就一直是伦理文化的家长,多年来参加了许多有趣的,有时具有挑战性的ASMC活动和培训. 在过去的两年里,我还担任了父母/监护人肤色亲和小组的联合主席. 我通过学校的一封电子邮件看到了公平挑战,并决定尝试一下.

What did you hope to gain from participating in the challenge?

Maldonado-Brown: As someone who’s been involved in DEI work professionally, I knew that this would be educational at its core and that it could create, at the very least, a common language that folks could use to engage in these conversations. 这就是我希望得到的——与其他接受相同教育过程的父母/监护人建立一个连接点,并学习如何更好地促进和倡导生活各方面的公平.

林: I hoped to learn something new — I wasn’t sure what it would be, but I was confident that I had things to learn — and I did!

每天抽出5-20分钟来参加挑战是什么感觉? Did you notice any changes or personal growth?

Maldonado-Brown: 通过与关于公平的学习进行互动来开始我的一天真是太棒了. 对我来说,思考如何围绕这些内容与儿子进行对话是很有基础和帮助的, 特别是那些帮助定义365体育足彩经常混淆或误解的术语的视频. 21天公平挑战也是父母/监护人建立知识的好方法,没有压力或害怕评判,因为只有你和视频或阅读!

林: 我真的很享受每天参与的节奏,我觉得这让我在一天中更加关注周围的人. As a therapist, 我注意到自己会问客户更多的问题,而不是他们的背景. Doing so with one client, in particular, 帮助365体育足彩通过她父母的移民经历来理解她的一些行为. 

Reddy说: It felt very meaningful to take five minutes out of my day to watch, 读, 或者听听不同的资源,然后花一天的时间去思考. Before School, I often did the challenge with my 10-year-old daughter, Asha. While eating breakfast or waiting for the bus, we would watch a video and then discuss it later that day.

这个挑战给我和女儿带来了新的概念,也给了365体育足彩一个词汇来谈论365体育足彩每天在这个世界上走过的一些经历. Similar to a quick mindfulness exercise, 从我的一天中短暂休息一下,从事学习和自我工作感觉非常好.

Was t在这里 a particular activity or exercise that stood out to you?

林: I think the content on native people was the most notable for me, as I’ve had the least exposure to this population in my life. Understanding some of their current challenges was eye-opening.

Reddy说: My daughter and I both loved Day 6: What does my headscarf mean to you? 这段视频让365体育足彩意识到,365体育足彩对头巾的含义有一些错误的先入为主的看法. 看到这个聪明、有活力、有魅力、有趣的人让365体育足彩清楚地知道,他是强大而有趣的! My daughter’s favorite video by far was Day 7: Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture. She found the kids and the context relatable, yet she couldn’t believe some of the implicit bias that the kids demonstrated. The video gave her a lot to think about as she left for School!

Screenshot of 21-day 股本 challenge website. “第19天:21件你能做的让你更尊重美洲原住民文化的事情”的文字和一张户外教室的照片一起写着.
这个挑战如何鼓励你在生活中与ECFS或其他社区建立联系?

林: 这一挑战让我更加关注社会正义,也更加关注家庭和工作人员在教学中带来的许多不同的经历. 感谢ASMC为家庭提供这些,并提供了一个共同汇报的机会! 

Reddy说: 21天之后,365体育足彩与ASMC领导层进行了一次精彩的Zoom会议,讨论了这一挑战. Some had finished the challenge, and others had not, but everyone had lots of observations and feelings to discuss. 那些致力于这些问题并了解自己和他人的人给我留下了深刻的印象, as I think this makes us stronger as individuals and better as a community. 感谢ASMC领导层和拉塞尔·马什为举办这些活动所做的辛勤工作!