Upper School Student Leaders Attend Diversity Conference
Posted 03/08/2016 09:58AM
Eric Perless ‘17, Kathleen Norton ‘18, Angela McEverett ’17, and Ms. Boykin shared their experience about attending a diversity conference in Washington, D.C. during the Upper School Parent Meeting.
A group of eight CDS Upper School students attended the Diversity in the DMV Conference, which is designed for high school students who are interested in exploring more deeply the principles of diversity, equity, and justice. The conference is led by Rodney Glasgow, Chair of the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference and Chair of the National Diversity Directors Institute. Rodney Glasgow was a guest speaker at CDS for our Dr. Martin Luther King Day program in 2014.
CDS student leaders were trained to become diversity leaders by learning activities that develops their skills to articulate their thoughts and hold meaningful conversations with others. They will be applying what they learned and sharing the message they are so passionate about with fellow students.
“The eight students that attended the Diversity in the DMV conference had a truly transformative experience. They were able to connect on a deep level with like-minded students and felt empowered by those connections. Our student-led diversity committee is reenergized and ready to share what conference participants learned with the greater CDS community. Committee members are truly passionate about being agents of change,” said Whitney Boykin, Carolina Day School faculty member.