Diversity

Parents

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion activities for parents are led by the Lycée's parents association (APL) in close collaboration with the school's leadership team and DEI Core Committee. With parents coming from many different countries and backgrounds, DEI is in some cases a new topic for many of our families. The APL works carefully and intentionally to help build understanding of the school's deepening efforts.

List of 4 items.

  • Affinity Spaces

    Introduced in fall 2020, Affinity Spaces provide safe spaces where marginalized voices can share their experience and find mutual support, and to provide a forum for parents across all identities to share and learn from one another. Affinity groups mirror activities of student DEI clubs: Black Parents, Parents of Color, LGBTQ, Jewish, Muslim, White Allies, with sessions taking place throughout the school year.
  • Conferences, workshops, film screenings

    Regular workshops and sessions to deepen parent cross-cultural understanding of DEI-related topics take place throughout the school year, with Dr. Derrick Gay to develop a multi-evening conference series on the topic of race and racism for parents, in French and in English, to be scheduled this winter and spring. Additional activities including reading groups, film screenings, and parent programs are in the works for the Spring.
  • DEI Parent Committee

    This parent committee coordinates with the APL Executive Committee and the faculty-staff DEI core committee on topics including equitable experiences for families, communication, diversity in curriculum, and DEI events for our community. 
    The DEI Parent Committee is a formal working group that meets regularly during the school year. 
  • DEI Workshop Series for a Parent Cohort

    In fall 2020, a group of ten parents participated in a 4-part workshop series led by Portia Morrell, DEI Grantee and Carine Gibert, Secondary History-Geography teacher. 
    It will also serve as a basis for further Parent and Staff Cohorts in the future.