Equity and Inclusion Beyond Emma Willard
In addition to our on campus/in-house programming, we offer and encourage students, faculty and staff to attend other diversity/equity/inclusion workshops. Additionally, students are provided a multitude of opportunities to study in other parts of the world in order to expand their world views and to embrace a truly global perspective.
Emma sends employees to various conferences each year including the National Association of Independent Schools’ People of Color Conference (PoCC), and students to the National Association of Independent Schools Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), each year. PoCC equips educators at every level, from teachers to trustees, 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. SDLC facilitates student development of cross-cultural communication skills, design of effective strategies for social justice practice through dialogue and the arts, and learning of the foundations of allyship and networking principles. Some of the other conferences listed also foster important learning.