2.29 Courageous Conversations

Diversity, Equity, and Action Community Event
Saturday, February 29
3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Clisby Library

The Diversity, Equity and Action (DEA) committee is launching a series of Miquon’s own version of Glenn Singleton’s Courageous Conversations.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and the creation of Miquon’s tenth tenet, the DEA invites everyone in the Miquon community to take part in the first of a series of courageous conversations about race. 

The first session will focus on how we, as parents, discuss race with our children. To do so, we will gather as a group on Saturday, February 29, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on the Miquon campus.

In his “Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” Dr. King wrote: 

“I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.” 

In her article, What White Children Need to Know About Race, author Ali Michael writes about the “need to teach racial skills and competencies in order to foster healthy racially diverse communities.” On February 29, we’ll use this article as a jumping off point for our discussion.

RSVP and Contact Information

Please RSVP here no later than February 24.

If you have any questions, reach out to board member Miriam Rock ’04 by emailing [email protected] or current parent Rachel Reynolds by emailing [email protected]


Childcare

Child care will be provided for up to 20 children on a first come, first served basis. Please pre-register by emailing D.J. Giordano at [email protected].

(Please note, we do welcome younger siblings for evening care, although we cannot accommodate children in diapers.)