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Inclusivity Leadership Team presents at NCGS symposium

On October 28, Head of School Danielle Heard, Assistant Head of Lower School Tim Croft, School Counselor Liz Joyce, and Middle School Science Teacher Susan Lewis, presented at the National Coalition for Girls Schools’ Educating Girls Symposium on “Building Inclusive Anti-racist School Communities.”
The sold-out virtual symposium brought together heads of school, administrators, faculty, counselors, educational professionals, board members, and alumnae from girls’ schools around the country to discuss the equity and justice issues facing our country. Symposium planners note: “In the face of centuries-old racism, we must first listen and learn, then we must act—with courage, solidarity, and a deep commitment to anti-racist values and ideals. We must build communities in which every member feels an equal sense of belonging.”


Members of the Nashoba Brooks Inclusivity Leadership Team (ILT) led a session entitled: Fostering Community Learning and Conversation about Racial Injustice. The session focused on the 28-Day Anti-racism Challenge that the ILT launched with adults in the School community on Juneteenth 2020. During the four week Challenge, participants explored weekly themes and resources on a curated website to confront challenging issues, reflect on personal blind spots, and engage in meaningful discussions with others in the community. The Symposium session included an overview of the foundations, planning, resources, and implementation process for the 28-Day Challenge, as well as lessons learned through the process. More than 65 participants joined the session and engaged thoughtfully in the question and answer session. Danielle Heard remarked: “It was a proud moment for Nashoba Brooks to have the opportunity to share the Challenge, our learnings, and the investment of our community in this important work.”
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Nashoba Brooks School is a coed Lower School from Preschool to Grade 3 and an all-girls Middle School from Grades 4 to 8 located in Concord, Massachussetts.