The George School community will host a virtual watch party and roundtable discussion about the call to arms for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in independent schools from a speech recently presented by Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. at the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference. The event is planned for Thursday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. and is sponsored in partnership with Newtown Friends School Diversity Committee.
“Eddie’s speech was both moving and impactful,” said George School Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Rachel Agosto. “We look forward to sharing this event with the entire George School community. Members of the Pennswood Diversity Committee and Newtown Quaker Meeting will also join in.”
Eddie is chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University and president of the American Academy of Religion. He authored Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America. Bill Moyers says the book “breathes with prophetic fire,” recently writing, “Democracy in Black is rich in history and bold in opinion, and inconvenient truths leap from every page.”
He holds a master’s degree in African American Studies from Temple University and a Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University. He is a columnist for Time Magazine and regularly provides commentary on radio and television news programs like Democracy Now!, Morning Joe, and 11th Hour.
If you are interested in attending the event, please complete the registration form and the Zoom Link will be emailed to you shortly.