Vantage Points

2022-2023 Vantage Points sessions 

  • September 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Climate Justice
  • October 9, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Political Representation
  • November 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Arbitrary Health and Wellness in a Developed World
  • February 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m.: Affirmative Action in Higher Education
  • March 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Success Sequencing – Helping All Children Discover Their Pathway to Power
  • April 15*, 2:30-4:30 p.m.: Policing America

*The final session for the school year will be held in-person at MDA Library

Register to join a dialogue

Vantage Points, formerly Courageous Conversations, invites our global adult community of parents, guardians, and George School faculty and staff together virtually to discuss various topics that impact our society.  Joined this year by neighboring Pennswood Village residents, attendees actively engage in discussions in an effort to broaden our perspectives and viewpoints. Meeting virtually, the community comes together in small group conversations around topics such as world literature, global economics, international media and culture, and influences in education.

To join this community of thinkers, listeners, and empathizers, please register here.  You will leave each conversation having gained nuggets of information that will illuminate and/or challenge your thinking.

Sponsors: Vantage Points Committee Members are thankful to Pennswood Village and George School’s DEI Department for sponsoring Julye Williams, founder of Project 2043, who develops the topics and questions for each discussion.

“As a parent who lives far from the George School campus, I initiated Vantage Points as a way to connect with other parents across the globe to understand the many cultural perspectives and viewpoints of our wonderful community in our shared commitment to life-long learning.” 

– Erica Crenshaw, George School Parent

2022-2023 Vantage Points Committee members:

  • Cynthia Vanderberg
  • Natalie Otoo
  • Corinna Bisgaier
  • Jeanette Iglesias-Malave
  • Sasha Best
  • Erica McGeachy Crenshaw

About program coordinator Julye Williams: 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.