Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week
At Stevenson, we are working with our entire school community to ensure that every student feels valued, and to celebrate our diversity as a strength of our school community. As author and activist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi teaches us that it is not enough to be not racist, we must be anti-racist, we are working even harder to demonstrate that commitment.
We are excited to announce Stevenson's very first Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week, running from March 29 - April 1, where many SHS clubs will collaborate with the student body to spread the message of the importance of inclusivity in our school. Students will have the opportunity to learn, discuss and reflect on the equity issues we face today. All with the goal of learning to actively challenge racism as a united antiracist school community.
The FIRE Club is partnering with B.A.S.S and other clubs to organize this week’s worth of amazing events. We hope to see you there!
Want to catch up on the week's events?
You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me
Performed by Dr. Mykee Fowlin
To kick off our week, Dr. Mykee Fowlin, a trained clinical psychologist and formally trained actor, will perform You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me, a hilarious skit designed to promote worldwide inclusion, on March 29 at 4 p.m. His aim is for all audience members to leave his performances with a "wonderful, awakening feeling of beauty: the beauty within one’s self and the beauty within others; the celebration of our differences, and the acceptance of our shared experiences."
View a preview of Dr. Fowlin's work:
Nuetra Identidad - Our Identity
Sponsor: Latinx Hispanic Student Association (LHSA)
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/8448639921
What is the difference between Latino/a and Latinx? What about Latine? Who is considered Hispanic? Join us to discuss what each means, how they overlap and what sets them apart.
Sponsor: Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94863110801
Join us to take a look at the incredible impact of LGBTQ people of color.
Redefining the Norm
Sponsor: Mélange Dance Company & Patriot Theatre Company
Performance: 4:30-5:10 p.m.
Discussion: 5:10-5:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95960838574
Join us to view a performance of a student choreographed dance by the Mélange Dance Company, followed by group discussion lead by the Patriot Theatre Company about inclusivity.
Join FIRE for interactive conversations and activities surrounding identity!
Stevenson, Race, and The Spoken Word Open Mic
Start out the evening by listening to recorded poems and join us in participating in an open mic surrounding the theme "Stevenson, Race, and Poetry."
Writer's Round Table
Join us in conversation about race in our writing and race in what we read. We will discuss how what we read has influenced us and how it influences and emerges in our own writing.
Speaking Up and Sharing Out
Empowering students to facilitate conversations about identity.
Substance Abuse and Political Strategies
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 31! The Equity & Diversity Sub-Committee from Catalyst Club (Stevenson's Youth Substance Prevention Club) will be hosting various activities, discussions and a presentation surrounding the topics of past substance prevention initiatives. We look at how these initiatives, along with political strategies, have hurt marginalized communities in the past. We will discus why these events are important and relevant today. This event is open to all, whether you would just like to sit back and listen, or take part in these meaningful discussions and activities.
Our Experience in Our Words
Our History, Our Legacy - A Chronicle of Our Experiences in Our Words.
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98004359720
Join us to foster inclusivity as SHS through a direct, student lead discussion with administration.
Sponsor: Asian American Student Association
Time: 7-8:00 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/98347366899