We gratefully acknowledge the labor of BIPOC students and alumnae/x who have ignited a radiating and abiding flame of action in our community. Read about our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.
Social Justice Student Groups
These groups are at the heart of student community experience at SBS and as affinity spaces offer students safe environments of support and shared experience. We recognize that these groups, like the world around them, are intersectional and that everyone deserves to be fully seen in their layered identities.
Student leaders Olly ‘21 and Avdeep ‘21 among and within these affinity spaces partner with adults to lead community education on an ongoing basis. Examples of this are screenings and discussions at housemeeting and in advisory groups and open meetings to welcome co-conspirators* into affinity spaces throughout the year for special sessions.
- Students of Color Affinity Group (SOC)
- Multicultural Club (MCC)
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
Social Justice Faculty/Staff Groups
Ongoing professional development and participation in professional learning communities as well as affinity groups are an essential part of our school culture of teaching excellence.
Social Justice Resources for White-Identifying Allies to Support BIPOC
- Dignity & Respect Campaign: 30 Tips for Incorporating into Daily Life Comprehensive, easily navigable resources for examining implicit bias, building cultural awareness, and being culturally responsive. Videos, printable charts, book and article resources are also available here.
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack “I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.” Article by Wellesley professor Peggy McIntosh.
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) National organization with local chapters across the U.S. that provides resources and toolkits for education and action steps for white-identifying people in solidarity with BIPOC organizations.
- The Guide to Allyship “Being an ally doesn’t necessarily mean you fully understand what it feels like to be oppressed. It means you’re taking on the struggle as your own.” –Roxane Gay. Resources for white and non-BIPOC co-conspirators organized by Amélie Lamont.
- Scaffolded Resources for Anti-Racism A working document with resources intentionally organized to build anti-racist competencies cumulatively, created by Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, and Bailie Gregory.
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People A living document with links to books, articles, films, podcasts, and other media as tools for white-identifying people to examine internal bias and work toward anti-racism.