If you’re interested in making high schools a more equitable place or discussing issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, or ability, the Diversity & Inclusion in Education Conference would be an excellent opportunity for you to explore these topics with other high school students, teachers, and administrators in the Bay Area.
Organized by a group of Bay Area high school students, this conference will take place at Santa Clara University (SCU) on Sunday, October 21st from 10AM-3PM and is in partnership with the SCU Ethnic Studies Department. Our goals are:
- to increase our community’s understanding of the minorities who live among us and the problems they face
- to allow attendees to explore their racial, sexual, gender, and religious identity
- to provide resources for teachers and school administrators to promote a more inclusive environment, especially in high schools
At this conference, you will hear from Ray Plaza, the Director of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at Santa Clara University, and Athena Nair, an Asian-American student. You will also engage in affinity groups (groups based on an aspect of your identity like race or religion), where you can meet other students who are similar to you. There will also be station activities to better understand different identities and a student-teacher panel to discuss how diversity and inclusion relates to education. Lunch will be provided, and admission is free. Please sign up here if you are interested. We hope to see you there!