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.
As part of our DEIB work, we partnered with a coalition of Northwest Independent Schools (NWAIS) 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."
A commitment to DEIB for the social, emotional, and academic success of our child(ren) requires an honest and in-depth look into ourselves, our systems, and our institutions. I invite you to join me monthly in a virtual drop-in space designed for Eton parent/guardians to have safe and brave conversations about DEIB in our community and beyond.
(There will be a general topic of focus each meeting, however it is not necessary to have engaged with the suggested materials. They are there simply to serve as a springboard for discussion!)