Educating the whole child and honoring the diversity of each individual from
Pre-elementary (age 3) through Grade 8.

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Three Lower Elementary students are working together in the library.
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Statement on Diversity

We believe in the worth and dignity of all people.

We learn, reflect, grow, and effect change through dialogue, education, and action.

We foster a community that acts with compassion, embraces discomfort, thinks critically, questions norms, and welcomes the world’s multiple perspectives.

We use our voices, challenge ourselves and others, and stand up for ourselves and others against injustice.

We champion, cultivate, and celebrate all members of our community so that we all participate as our full authentic selves, and thereby become stronger in our shared diversity. 


 

About Our Work

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. You have probably heard these four words frequently. They are important words representing even more important actions and beliefs. Here at Eton School, these four words are not new, nor are they taken for granted. Our DEIB Committee, composed of volunteer staff and board members, meets one or more times a month to make headway in the vital work of promoting and understanding, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. The complexity and importance of DEIB serve as the path of focus and the need for the committee’s work to be purposeful and shared. This page is one way for the committee to do so.


 

Eton Community Education

As part of our DEIB work, we have joined the Independent Schools Coalition to "offer our communities and beyond the opportunity to connect, learn, and engage in topics around equity, inclusion, and antiracist education and action. The purpose of this series is to raise awareness, challenge ourselves, deepen understanding, and empower our communities to advance their efforts to actively recreate systems into equitable, inclusive, and antiracist institutions."1

2022-2023 Virtual Speakers

  • The Anti-Racist Kid: Identity, Justice, and Activism with Tiffany Jewel

Date: 19 October 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Place: Virtual or Eton On-Campus Watch Party

Date: 15 November 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Place: Virtual or Eton On-Campus Watch Party

Date: 19 January 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Place: Virtual or Eton On-Campus Watch Party

Date: 9 March 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Place: Virtual or Eton On-Campus Watch Party

Date: 4 May 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Place: Virtual or Eton On-Campus Watch Party

Registration Information Coming in August/September

1Equity & Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series Website

 

Eton Community Education Archives

Talking about Race & Racism with Ijeoma Oluo (Recording)

Seattle resident Ijeoma Oluo (ee-joh-mah oh-loo-oh), writer, speaker, internet yeller, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, So You Want to Talk About Race, headlined the virtual Eton Community Education webinar on 28 April 2022.

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” and how race and racism infect almost every aspect of American life. During this event, she will discuss this bestselling work to guide our community toward having more honest conversations about race and racism.


 

A graphic with Eton One book and the cover of the book, So You Want to Talk About Race

In So You Want to Talk About Race, the title of each chapter serves as a question—from Is it really about race? toTalking is great, but what else can I do? These questions come up in our lives, and we may wonder how to respond to them. In her book, Oluo takes you on a journey through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” and how race and racism infect almost every aspect of American life. She encourages readers to invest in self-assessment, to be open to challenges, and she offers guidance for starting and continuing difficult conversations in addressing race and racism. 

The DEIB committee chose her as a speaker and this book to help guide us as a community towards having more honest conversations about race and racism. We have purchased copies of her book for every staff member and have a few extra copies for the school library for parents/guardians to check out. Watch the book-talk video below from our Teacher Librarian, Poppy Louthan, to learn more about the book as part of our first Eton One Read: How One Book Becomes Many. Then read the book and watch for conversation starters and more in your upcoming Community Connections.

 


 

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