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Student Diversity Leadership Conference
Posted 11/20/2017 03:21PM

Bullis reps learn more on equity and inclusion

by Bryan Whitford, Upper School Spanish and Diversity at Bullis Club Advisor

Student members of the Diversity at Bullis club recently attended the Baltimore Student Diversity Leadership Conference sponsored by AIMS held at Glenelg Country School in Ellicott City, MD. This one-day conference joined students from Maryland and Washington, DC independent schools to provide a forum for discussion and dialogue on topics of equity and inclusion.

In addition to two rotations of student-led workshops, students also heard from two exceptional speakers. Keynote speaker Theo Wilson spoke of the dangers of focusing only on news sources that reflect one's own viewpoint, and emphasizing the importance of considering multiple viewpoints when discussing critical topics of equity and inclusion. Students also heard from guest speaker Ben Jealous, former CEO of the NAACP and current Maryland gubernatorial candidate. Mr. Jealous spoke on how students can inspire and help bring about change in the push for civil rights.

By the conclusion of the workshop students felt energized and and better equipped to continue or work in making Bullis an inclusive community. The four students who attended are Zoe Jackson '20, Amari Beach '20, Aliyah Muhhamad '20, Taylor Johnson '20, and Will Evans '18.

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