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A Diverse Community

We pursue our commitment to a more diverse school community through clubs and organizations, expert speakers and professional training, and events and programs. You will find on this page highlights of recent initiatives.  

Clubs and Organizations

  • Faculty & Staff Diversity Committee
  • Cultural Immersion Club
  • LUNA (Latinos Unidos en Accion)
  • Always Our Brothers and Sisters
  • Jewish Student Union

Undoing Racism

Undoing Racisim is the goal of the Pharnal Longus workshop on Race, Culture and Ethnicity at Salem State University every year. Students from the Prep participate each year with students from area high schools in order to:

  • Share cultural experiences
  • Gain a better understanding of race, culture and ethnicity
  • Identify commonalities with others
  • Appreciate and respect differences
  • Learn from one another

Speakers, Programs and Trainers

  • Michael Fosberg has performed in Incognito, a one-person show that covers a variety of issues surrounding identity, at schools and a variety of other venues across the country. The show speaks to many of the themes treated English, relational dynamics and race & gender classes at St. John's.
  • Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S. He has spoken to over 300,000 people in 48 states, and on over 350 college campuses, including Harvard, Stanford, and the Yale University and Columbia University law schools.
  • Peggy McIntosh is founder and co-director of the National S.E.E.D. Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). She consults widely throughout the country and the world on creating gender-fair and multicultural curricula. McIntosh authored the ground-breaking "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies."
  • Manuel Fernandez is a veteran multicultural/anti-bias consultant with experience in the development of social justice initiatives within educational institutions, community groups, and workplace settings. He is founder/president of the MAN DEZ GROUP, a social justice consultant group. He is co-founder and former executive director of Empowering Multicultural Initiatives, a professional development collaborative of school districts formed to actively promote anti-racism and equity in all aspects of school life.
  • VISIONS, Inc. is a nonprofit training and consulting enterprise providing a variety of services that support organizations, communities, and individuals as they continue to clarify their diversity-related goals and engage in a dynamic process of multicultural
    development.

Events and Programs 

  • Parent and Faculty Book Group: Raising Cain, Real Boys
  • Diversity conferenece sponsored by AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England) and attended by 8 -10 faculty annually
  • People of Color Conference (POCC) sponsored by NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools and attended by faculty
  • Faculty SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) in second year at St. John's monthly three-hour seminars addressing diversity topics and exploring effective ways to bring multiculturalism into the classroom.

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