Diversity Conference

“Radical Hope”

St. Stephen’s Diversity Conference 2020

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is pleased to host “Radical Hope,” the school’s second annual diversity conference, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The program is open to all regional ISAS school students and teachers, as well as equity and inclusion program directors from ISAS member schools in and around Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Students, faculty and staff representing a wide range of affinity groups and their allies are invited to participate.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Adams, director of equity and inclusion, at yadams@sstx.org.

Register here.

Middle School Featured Presenters

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  • Rodney Glasgow, Ph.D. - Head of Middle School and Chief Diversity Officer at St. Andrew’s School in Potomac, Md.

    Faculty Facilitator for the St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Diversity Conference 2020

    Rodney Glasgow is a noted speaker, facilitator, trainer and activist in the areas of diversity, equity and social justice. He has given numerous keynote presentations, delivered workshops, and offered consultation to schools and organizations nationwide. He was a member of Call-to-Action, the advisory board to the vice president of equity and justice at the National Association of Independent Schools. Additionally, he is an advisory board member of Family Diversity Projects Inc. Glasgow was a founding member and is now chair of the National Association of Independent School’s annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a 20-year-old training ground drawing more than 1,500 high school students nationwide. He also launched the National Diversity Practitioners Institute, a summer intensive for diversity practitioners, and is also founder of Diversity in the DMV, a conference for students and educators. Glasgow is a featured writer in the book “Diversity in Independent Schools” and wrote the prologue for the recently released “One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better… And What Hasn’t.” Glasgow is president of The Glasgow Group, a consortium of dynamic, innovative consultants.
  • John Gentile Co-Director of the Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity at Horace Mann School in Bronx, N.Y.

    Student Facilitator for the St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Diversity Conference 2020

    Horace Mann School established the Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity in 2010. As co-director, Gentile is charged with furthering equity and inclusion across all divisions of the school. He strives to support the school’s diverse community by working with all constituencies on issues of diversity and inclusion. His work is guided, in part, by the Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice of National Association of Independent Schools. He also strives to affirm identity, make culture more explicit, create context for understanding through academics, and engage the community in meaningful dialogue around social justice and equity. His office recently hosted the Young Men of Color Symposium and the (Re)defining Power Conference, both of which offered deep dives into ongoing dialogues focusing on identity and equity and inclusion. The two programs served as opportunities to explore the complexities of race and gender in schools and beyond. Gentile works with many leading equity and inclusion practitioners and organizations in the country, including the Intergroup Dialogue Project, National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference, NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project, Border Crossers, Global Glimpse Program and White Privilege Conference, among others.

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