Working Towards Change

Students on both campuses participated in the September 2019 Global Climate Strike

Students participating in the Global Climate Strike

Students passionately advocated for addressing global climate change.

Later in October, Diversity Week took place, under the theme Race Talk 360: Courageous Conversations About Race

Diversity Week is Oakwood’s annual series of talks, discussions, workshops, performances, and community gatherings that encourage self-reflection and exploration of different perspectives.

All of us grow when all voices are heard, when respect is at the heart of our conversations, and when we listen to other points of view—important work that extends beyond Diversity Week.

In December, twenty Oakwood students, faculty, and staff traveled to Seattle for three days of intensive diversity, equity, and inclusion work

At the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference and the parallel NAIS People of Color Conference, all who attended returned with a revitalized sense of self and new skills to continue the important diversity, equity, and inclusion work at our school.

Read the Oakwood Stories article.

In January, we launched the first season of Learned, a new podcast from Oakwood

Learned looks beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education shapes the future of our society—and what kind of teaching we need to make it a bright future.

Listen to the Learned podcast.

In January, over 300 attendees gathered for a powerful Voices Envisioned event with guest speaker Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, who led a conversation on how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Voices Envisioned guest speaker Robin DiAngelo (center) and administrators.