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Vantage Points

 

 

“I found Vantage Points interesting and engaging. I really enjoyed the small group conversations with George School parents and faculty members. Come join us!”

Marguerite Chandler

Join Director of DEI Rachel Williams and adult members of the GS community for Vantage Points, a series of meaningful conversations structured to build connections, create an atmosphere for authentic conversation, and expand our awareness about the diversity of perspectives and lived experiences. Sponsored by the Parent Guardian Inclusion Committee, Director of DEI, and Pennswood Village, Vantage Points is conducted in partnership with Julye M. Williams, Founder of Project 2043.

Vantage Points sessions scheduled for 2022-2023 run on the following Sundays from 2:00-4:00 p.m.:

• September 11
• October 9
• November 13
• February 12

The final session for the school year will be held on Saturday, April 15 (in-person; time TBD)

Sessions are held throughout the school year to discuss topics across a variety of themes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Participants will gain deeper empathy, understanding, and commitment to supporting equity and inclusion efforts within George School and beyond.

“At George School, diversity is seen as an enriching educational and cultural resource, and equity is understood to be a high ethical, educational, and strategic priority,” said Rachel. “The Vantage Points Series is one way that individuals can share in our communal, and institutional DEI efforts to engage across difference, and open a path for further discussion down the road. We are very lucky to have someone like Julye joining us for these sessions. This is a great opportunity for all of us to grow and learn from one another.”

Julye is an educator and social entrepreneur with a passion for educational equity, social justice, and helping children and adults develop an awareness, understanding, and appreciation for one another. She began her career establishing free tutoring programs in New York City public schools. She went on to create the cultural exchange program, Global Youth Connect and co-found North Star Academy – Liberty Elementary School in Newark, New Jersey. Most recently, Julye served as the Director of Resource and Program Development at First Book, creating educational resources and workshops on the topics of race and diversity, trauma, and social-emotional learning. Julye is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and earned an MBA from Florida A & M University.