作为一所圣公会学校, we are rooted in the values of compassion for our human family, the strength of dialogue to promote 理解, and a commitment to 包容. Our Episcopal roots further challenge us to create an environment—both within and beyond our school—that recognizes each person’s lived experiences and where everyone thrives and is valued.
We recognize that we must actively work to create and strengthen a community steeped in diversity, 股本, 包容, 和反种族主义的行为. In order to grow our intentions of diversity, 股本, 包容, 和反种族主义 (DEIA) to actionable steps, we outline here our commitment to justice.
- 反种族主义 as both a philosophy and practice that benefits all.
- Actively build individual and collective capacity to grow 在强度, 理解, and empowerment to act as anti-racist members of the OES community and beyond.
- Making decisions based on principles of diversity, 股本, 包容, 和反种族主义 (DEIA).
- Creating department-level plans of action that are designed to strengthen the OES movement towards principles of diversity, 股本, 包容, 和反种族主义.
- Creating consistent, collaborative spaces in which all members of the OES community are heard, seen, and respected. OES leadership is responsible for seeking out, 反思, and responding to this feedback at regular intervals.
OES 领导 (Board of Trustees, 学校的负责人, and Administrative Team) is responsible and accountable for facilitating and co-creating opportunities for the OES community to learn about and engage in topics of DEIA. OES 领导 is available to hold time and space to hear from community members and provide resources for ideas to move into action.
Every member of the OES community (student, 董事会成员, 家庭成员, faculty/staff) is responsible for committing to engaging with topics of diversity, 股本, 包容, 和反种族主义, and acting with this learning in mind.
Every member of the OES community agrees to be accountable for cultivating an inclusive community, one where all members are accepted, 安全, 授权, 支持, 和确认.
We make decisions based on diversity, 股本, 包容, 和反种族主义原则, knowing that this benefits the entire community.
"Our Episcopal roots further challenge us to create an environment—both within and beyond our school—that recognizes each person’s lived experiences and where everyone thrives and is valued."
多样性: Diversity means all of the ways humans are different from one another, especially as these differences relate to social categories such as ability, class, color, 种族, 性别认同, 语言, 婚姻状况, 国家的起源, 比赛, 宗教, 和性取向. Diversity should not be used as a synonym for people of color, but should refer to a group consisting of multiple individuals who are different from each other in some socially categorized way.
股票: 作为一个结果, 股本 means the elimination of differential consequences based largely on one’s social location such as 比赛, class, 和性别. 作为一个过程, it requires our school community to address root causes of in股本, especially as they relate to 比赛 (racial 股本), and not just the manifestations of in股本.
包含: Co-creating an environment where all individuals—especially those who have been historically and systematically excluded—feel accepted, 安全, 授权, 支持, 和确认.
反种族主义: 反种族主义 approaches happen on both a systemic and individual level. At an educational institution, 海洋能等, anti-racism means actively working for racial 股本 in all areas of a school: for example, 就业, 课程, 纪律, 筹款, 和招生. 一个反种族主义学校, 在其他方面, is intentional in design and action as it keeps the impact and salience of 比赛 at the forefront of decisions and practices.
We recognize that naming our organizational commitments and 股本 principles is just the first step in our collective journey to operationalize and embed this work within our organizational culture. This is a living document that requires us to apply these commitments and principles to our individual and collective work. Our school community’s ongoing success in this work will require our continuous reflection, 行动, and learning from all of the work that we move forward.
By our active participation in this work, we can move toward the true vision of our OES community.