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Diversity Day
Posted 02/25/2019 10:14AM

Oldfields is committed to providing a safe space for our students to discuss the issues that matter the most to them. Diversity Day on February 6 gave them that opportunity. It began with a Privilege Walk during which statements were read by a facilitator, while the participants, who were standing shoulder to shoulder, were asked to take a step forward or backward based on their personal experiences. This activity visually demonstrates how people benefit or are marginalized by systems in our society.



Following the Privilege Walk, students broke out into eight small groups to discuss the following areas:


  • Every BODY is Beautiful – Breaking Body Image Stereotypes
  • So You Think You Know Politics
  • Stereotyping
  • 33% of the 12% - Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality
  • Are you Beautiful in East Asia?
  • GSA: Rainbow Allies
  • Multiculturalism
  • What Gives you Hope? – Faith and Spirituality


Students and faculty had the opportunity to choose the two groups in which they wanted to participate, and the resulting discussions were reflective, insightful, and respectful. A special thank you goes to faculty members Erin and Bez Wallace and the Diversity Committee for organizing this thought-provoking afternoon of sharing and learning.


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Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

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