Dr. Rodney Glasgow Presents on Anti-Bias
Parents, Students, and Employees gather to discuss Holton’s DEI&B commitment and progress.
On Tuesday, April 19 Dr. Rodney Glasgow, a noted speaker, and trainer in the areas of diversity, equity, and belonging and local Head of School at Sandy Springs Friends School, joined Holton parents, students, and employees for a discussion on the academic and social-emotional imperative of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at K-12 schools, emphasizing the importance of healthy identity development to the graduation of leaders who make the world a better place.
After opening with an interactive demonstration of the pervasiveness of rudimentary bias in our everyday lives and its neurological impact on how we experience belonging, Dr. Glasgow invited the audience to consider what excites and scares them about the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging work of Holton.
“What thrills me about the work that Holton is doing is that there is a lot of effort being put forth toward understanding and making space for marginalized communities to feel belonging here, just as others have always felt,” said parent Tiffany Wilson.
Eighth-grade student Kai W. added: “I’ve been here since third grade and I’ve really seen the growth each year and it’s good to see it keeps building.”
Parent Association President Liz Muhlbaum says she is thrilled at “the opportunity to learn from her daughters.”
Others expressed their anxieties too. Parent and Common Threads Affinity group leader Imran Javaid shared that he was eager to find ways to encourage more parents to participate in events such as these.
If you are interested in learning more about ways parents can participate in Holton’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging work visit our webpage or reach out to Parent Association Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mariama Vinson.