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Gordon School offers second free antiracist practice conversation for parents – March 31, 2021

What:  Gordon’s ongoing series of parent dialogues on antiracist education continues into the new year with Race in the USA: The Remix, Side A, led by Luke Anderson, eighth grade humanities teacher. Race in the USA will be a two-part discussion that uses lessons on Black experience in America, drawn from Gordon’s eighth grade curriculum, to help parents think about how to talk with children about race. The second part will be March 31; both are free and open to the public.

The parent dialogues for the 2020-2021 school year center around the topic of what it means to build an antiracist community: as a school, as care-givers, as young people. Dialogues this fall included a discussion of Stamped, by Ibram X. Kendhi and Jason Reynolds, and an evening with Dr Howard Stevenson.

For decades, Gordon has used a multicultural curriculum and supported a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and families. Developing empathy and taking action are keys to a more just world, and these lessons, which begin as early as nursery school, provide a foundation for Gordon students to live out the school’s mission on campus and beyond.

When:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

Where:  Zoom link at www.gordonschool.org/race

The event is free and open to the public.

About Gordon School

The Gordon School, in East Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1910 as the state’s only non-public coeducational school. Since then, Gordon has evolved into a progressive institution that offers students hands-on, real-world academic experiences that have applications far beyond the classroom. Learning takes place among a diverse population of students and teachers who reflect the many cultures within Rhode Island’s community, ensuring that each student comes to truly appreciate the value of multiple perspectives. Educating children from nursery school through eighth grade, Gordon’s goal is to graduate intellectual leaders, joyful learners, and empathic young people who will make a positive impact on the world. For more information, please visit www.gordonschool.org.

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