A Conversation About Race

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What it Means to be Black in White Spaces: A Conversation About Race with GFA's Director of Equity and Inclusion, Shanelle Henry 

Saturday, May 22, 10:00-11:00 am

GFA Alumni of color are invited to engage in discussion with current students of color at GFA about the past, present, and the path forward to the future.

In the wake of the "Black@" movement in schools, you are invited to join us for a candid conversation about race at GFA. GFA's Director of Equity and Inclusion, Shanelle Henry will take a closer look at this year's Coyle Scholar, Julie Lythcott Haims's, talk on "What it Means to be Black in White Spaces."

Julie Lythcott Haims is a former corporate lawyer who served as the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford University for over a decade. Earlier in the year, Lythcott-Haims delivered her talk to our GFA Upper School students and faculty and staff. In her book, Real American: A Memoir, she writes a powerful and award-winning reflection of identity, belonging, and community, and details growing up Black and biracial in white spaces. She shared how she found self-acceptance through the healing power of community. Her story is deeply personal, but its message is universal: people from marginalized communities will recognize echoes of their own experiences, and allies will learn how they can better show up, listen, and advocate for others.

GFA Alumni of color are invited to engage in discussion with current students of color at GFA about the past, present, and the path forward to the future.

Zoom Link:
https://zoom.us/j/95435172252
Meeting ID: 954 3517 2252

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