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Ralinda Watts, Director of DEI
Chuck Neddermeyer, Assistant Director of DEI
Anthony Gaskins, US DEI Coordinator
Sabine Abadou, LS DEI Coordinator

DEI News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Women's History Month & Nowruz at Buckley

    During Women’s History Month, we strive to honor the accomplished and visionary women who have helped build our global community, including those whose contributions have not been adequately recognized and celebrated.
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  • Update on Living Our Mission: Anti-Racist Programs & Practices

    Earlier this year, Buckley launched its plan, Living Our Mission: Anti-Racist Programs & Practices. Today, we're excited to share an update.
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  • Black History Month at Buckley

    In an effort to continue building upon Dr. King’s legacy of service to the community, the Office of DEI partnered with The Valley of Change to develop a daily calendar filled with action opportunities.
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  • DEI Symposia Are A Success!

    This week, Middle and Upper School students attended the January DEI Symposia. 
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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day

    While we may not be able to physically gather this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, the Buckley Service Program was able to organize a no-contact, COVID-cautious volunteer opportunity to give back to the community in the spirit of service and racial justice.
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  • Spirit Day at Buckley

    Spirit Day is a time to stand with LGBTQ+ youth. On the heels of last week's DEI symposia, the Buckley community engaged in programming around Spirit Day to celebrate diversity and uplift different identities. 
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  • DEI Symposia Are a Success!

    On Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9, the Buckley School's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presented the DEI Symposium 2020: Exploring Justice through Social Change and Identity.
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  • Living Our Mission: Anti-Racist Programs & Practices

    Today Buckley launched its plan: Living Our Mission: Anti-Racist Programs & Practices. 
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  • Celebrating Pride Month

    Anthony Gaskins
    It’s Pride month! Pride is a month focused on the celebration of community and the freedom to be unapologetically one’s self.
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  • What Do We Do Next: An Antiracist Book List

    Ralinda Watts
    What do we do next to begin the process of moving from non-racist to anti-racist; as an individual, as a family, as a community, and as a society? Long overdue, this moment calls us to engage, speak up, speak out, and make the necessary changes needed in the acknowledgement of our collective responsibility to fight racial injustice.
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  • MLK Young Dreamers for Justice

    Student Ella R. helped found an organization called MLK Young Dreamers for Justice, created with The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, to bring teens from all different communities together to fight for social justice through friendship and service.
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  • An Update from the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    Chuck Neddermeyer & Ralinda Watts
    Throughout these unprecedented times, the Office of DEI continues their engagement, connection, facilitation, and participation in conversations locally, regionally, and nationally through a lens of equity. 
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  • MLK Day of Service

    Lower School students and their families came to school on MLK Day, honoring Dr. King’s legacy on Buckley’s annual MLK Day of Service.
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  • DEI in Lower School

    Sabine Abadou and Cydney Junius
    The Lower School community began the year by continuing meaningful exchanges through the Sharing Our Stories program and K-5 Culture Clubs.
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  • Intersections of Identity Field Trip

    On Tuesday, October 22, the entire ninth grade class visited different neighborhoods within Los Angeles during an Intersections of Identity field trip.
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  • Social Justice Symposia

    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is hosting its fall symposia on Monday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 8.
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  • Author Roda Ahmed Visits Buckley

    Have you ever heard of Mae Jemison?
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  • Buckley Celebrates Black History Month

    To celebrate Black History Month, Lower, Middle, and Upper School students attended an assembly led by the Black Student Union (BSU), “Migrations, Music, and the Movement.”
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  • Buckley Honors Lunar New Year

    Various student groups across campus honored Lunar New Year, which commenced on Tuesday, February 5.
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  • Lower School Families Come to School on MLK Day

    Instead of going skiing, many Lower School students and their families came to school on MLK Day, honoring Dr. King’s humanitarian efforts on Buckley’s seventh-annual MLK Day of Service.
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