Throughout the year at Buckley, all of our Middle and Upper School students attend multiple student-led DEI Symposia that spark conversation and dialogue across campus. Held in the fall and spring, DEI Symposia raise awareness about issues going on throughout the world that affect us in many different ways.
Past Symposia were held on the following topics: The Asian Experience in American Education; Identity & Storytelling Series: Alumni In Conversation; Socioeconomic Status in Independent School Life (in partnership with Sequoyah School); Dismantling Power & Privilege: A Conversation About Race; Intersectionality; In-Between Identities: Reflections of Transracial Adoption; #Colorism; and Gender, Sex, & Sexuality.
The reason these Symposia are so successful is that they are student-led in collaboration with the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (DEC). Symposia offer the opportunity for students to share their experiences with others in an effort to learn, grow, and build empathy for the world around us and play an integral role in cultivating student voice and leadership on campus.