Boys Attend People of Color and Student Diversity Leadership Conferences

On December 3, four Upper School boys, along with Multicultural Club advisor Glenn Walker, attended the People of Color Conference (PoCC)/Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) held this year in Indianapolis, Ind. The theme of the conference this year was "Pit Stops and Victory Laps - Going the Distance, Driving Change, Leading the Race toward Equity and Excellence."

SDLC is an inclusive, multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders from around the country who focus on self-reflection, allyship and community building. The mission of PoCC is to equip educators at every level with knowledge, skills and experiences to improve and enhance the interracial, interethnic and intercultural climate in their schools, as well as the attending academic, social-emotional and workplace performance outcomes for students and adults alike.

This year's noted speakers were Michael Eric Dyson, public intellectual and best-selling author; Maysoon Zayid, comedian, actress and activist; Derald Wing Sue, psychologist and multicultural scholar; Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of Oliver Brown, the Brown v. Board of Education originator and civil rights activist; Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and undocumented immigrant; and Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of "Enrique's Journey."