Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Equity and Appreciation of Diversity Are Core Values at Bullis
At Bullis, equity, inclusion, and justice (EIJ) are part of the daily conversation. The work is fundamental to the curriculum. Our EIJ Co-Chairs collaborated with BITlab Director Matt Zigler to present at the NAIS People of Color Conference. Their presentation, Shaping Identity One Makerspace at A Time shared Bullis' work creating multidisciplinary project-based learning centering around identity.
One of the ways we engage issues of
equity, inclusion, and justice
is in the humanities classroom.
The 2018-2019 EIJ school year began as we welcomed Crissy Cáceres to opening meetings with faculty and staff. She composed an inspiring poem about the diversity and richness of the Bullis staff and community. And she brought such energy and hope to the conversation and the school year. That followed this fall with the announcement of a PA Grant for: DiscoverMe/RecoverME, which will involve workshops with classes and other groups in spring 2019.
- Comprehensive survey of all staff to identify their “lived experience” at Bullis and their work on the campus supporting diversity
- Collaboration with Diversity Chairs of the Parents Association
- Various diversity training programs for the committee, administrative team and all staff by both outside experts and students
- Significant professional development opportunities for task force members including through the Equity Collaborative at Georgetown Day School, the annual People of Color Conference and AIMS diversity training.
- Membership in EastEd, a local collaborative of diversity practitioners at area independent schools.
- Student surveys and workshops
- New Middle School Diversity Club and reinvigorated GSA in the Upper School
- Student attendance at the Middle School Sandy Spring Diversity Conference
- All-school events, including Think B4U Speak Campaign, Freedom Rider/Activist Speaker Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Day of Silence and screening of the documentary “An Ordinary Hero” and panel discussion with Freedom Riders Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Dion Diamond and Rev. Reggie Green.
- Hosted the first metrowide DC GSA Student Summit, with 14 schools and 130 students in attendance
- Spearhead assemblies and activities for MLK Jr. Day, Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and other special occasions.
- Guide curricular response to issues of equity, inclusion, and justice that emerge in current events.