两年前, Mercy的管理形成了多元化, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) faculty and staff committee as well as work teams. It is committed to a school culture that stimulates diversity of thought, 支持机会公平, and creates a learning environment where 可怜的学生 and their families, 还有教职员工, staff, and community partners feel a strong sense of belonging and safety. Twenty faculty and staff meet regularly to ensure that the faculty teaches with equity in mind and encourages 可怜的学生 to create a positive and inclusive environment.
Our mission is to raise awareness of and promote the necessary values of 多样性、公平和包容 that are rooted in Catholic Social Thought through continued collaboration and dialogue with our Mercy Burlingame community and partnerships. 在这个成长和转变的旅程中, we seek to discover how we can better support our students, teachers, staff, and parents in our sustained commitment to uphold a diverse, 公平包容的manbet手机登录 和谐中的仁慈.
Affirmed by our shared commitment to the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, we are grounded in asking ourselves and our larger Mercy community to:
1. 进入辨别的过程, personally examining one’s own biases and acknowledging one’s own privileges;
2. Reflectively confront and address that which is discovered through self-interrogation; and
3. Create opportunities to enhance our school’s culture to reflect the values of 多样性、公平和包容 at every level.
This can be seen through our work this semester engaging faculty and staff in anti-racism trainings led by Be the Change Consulting, holding a DEI evening for alumnae to listen for areas of growth, 创建一个教职工读书俱乐部.
另外, 可怜的学生, parents, alumnae, faculty and staff participated in 13 listening sessions over the summer. Both the positive and challenging experiences that were shared continue to influence our DEI objectives.
The DEI committee is seeking your input about anything at Mercy that impacts 多样性、公平和包容. If you feel that there is something the school needs to address, 一个需要进一步支持的事件, 或者你在某些方面没有被倾听, 请使用这个 反馈形式 让DEI委员会知道.
Positive experiences that you would like to highlight or examples of what is going well are welcome too. We commit to responding to your request or comment within a week. 有急事，请填一下这张表 form 并给DEI联合主席发邮件至 DEI@chinaworldlet.com.
The DEI Committee created an optional book club for faculty and staff. It is the hope of the committee that these readings and discussions will provide a common grounding for the Mercy community as it continues to address our DEI work going forward.
Last year, our community members met in small groups to discuss 所以你想谈种族问题 Ijeoma Oluo和 如何成为一名反种族主义者 by Ibram X. Kendi.
上学期，学生们在 舞蹈5和6荣誉 class studied how dance can be used as a vehicle to generate conversations around social justice and awareness topics. Each student was tasked with choreographing their own final solo piece centered around a social topic they were passionate about. The students researched and selected spoken word poetry to be used as the background "music" centered on the topic they were physically embodying and chose a site-specific location to dance in, 旨在提高他们的作品.
Junior 阿丽亚娜·蒙蒂尔，22岁 choreographed this beautiful and powerful dance piece centered around her own embodied experience about loving herself as a young woman of color. The spoken word piece is entitled "Dear Black Girl" by Candace Nicholas Lippmand and Ari filmed her dance in Balmy Alley, her backdrop consisting of a mural called "Women of Resistance."
Joy Thiesen Braunstein M.F.A. ("Ms. J")
The artwork featured shows a small sampling of Mercy art student works and their exploration of Latinx artists. It's always important to engage in creative spaces that allow students to learn and develop visual competency across a variety of cultures. 作为一个社区, we challenged our students to celebrate Latinx artists, 但也要批判性地参与他们的信息.
2D Art & 摄影老师