Redwood Day is one of a growing number of schools across the globe participating in the 30 year old SEED Project, founded by Peggy McIntosh, at the Wellesley Centers for Women. SEED participants seek to examine our own lives/backgrounds and to learn about others in order to create a community where all members are supported and valued. Participants engage in activities, readings, and films that focus on diversity and connection. Learning more about ourselves and listening to each other helps create and support a more balanced, equitable, inclusive and understanding community. SEED is open to all Redwood Day faculty/staff and is co-facilitated by Alyson Kaneshiro, Learning Specialist and Nick Obando, Lower School Music Teacher. For more information, please contact the co-facilitators.
Affinity groups provide support, connection, and affirmation to people whose identities may differ from the majority population and culture. Redwood Day offers opportunities for parents and guardians to share experiences in supportive spaces based on membership in a specific identity group. You know you are in the right affinity group if you can say, “I am __________” and speak to that group’s collective identity and experience from the “I” and “we” perspective. Redwood Day offers affinity spaces for these families:
•Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American Heritage •Black/African American Heritage •Hispanic/Latino/a/x/e Heritage •White, Anti-Racist Parents/Guardians
A Zoom link will be provided to registered attendees one day prior to the meeting. Registration link can be found in the Redwood Day Weekly (RDW). Contact Meredith Spencer, Director of Equity and Inclusion with questions.
School-wide assemblies provide an incredible opportunity for our K-8 community to gather to educate, celebrate and entertain. Performances may include class presentations, solo and group performances by faculty, staff, and students, as well as professional performances. Performing students are embodying healthy risk-taking and the community actively supports these endeavors. Every assembly closes with honoring, a time in which individuals recognize members of the community who have made a (small or big) difference in their lives. For more information, please contact Denise Breland, Director of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.