YWCA Greenwich to Host Zoom panel: Black@: A Conversation About Race, Culture & Curriculum in Our Schools

On Wednesday, Aug 12 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm (rescheduled from Aug 5 due to storm) the YWCA will host a panel discussion: Black@: A Conversation About Race, Culture and Curriculum.

The discussion will examine the aspects of the school experience that perpetuate implicit bias and racism, as well as how both public and independent schools are addressing these critical issues.

“Black At” is a group of conversations that emerged publicly, mostly on Instagram, at schools in this region and around the country following the death of George Floyd. “Black At” accounts have served as forums for students of color to share their experiences with racism and discrimination.
The panel discussion will feature moderator, Antonia Thompson, Stamford Mayor’s Youth Services Bureau; and panelists, Shanelle Henry, Director of Equity and Inclusion at Greens Farms Academy; Dr. Toni Jones, Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent; and Ann Neary, National Board-Certified Teacher at Staples High School in Westport.

This event is part of a new YWCA Greenwich series called Towards Equity: A Series Examining Systematic Racism, which will explore systems and examples of racism and oppression through panel discussions, webinars, books, films and other events available to the public for free.

“The Black@ panel discussion and our new Towards Equity series speak to the YWCA mission of Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women. These events will elevate our efforts to raise awareness and build coalitions that work against systemic racism,” said Mary Lee Kiernan, YWCA Greenwich
President and CEO.

Moderated by Antonia Thompson, Stamford Mayor’ s Youth Servicces Bureau

Panelists: Shanelle Henry , Director of Equity & Inclusion, Greens Farms Academy
Toni Jones , Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent
Ann Neary , National Board Certified Teacher

Participants can register at ywcagrn.org/TowardsEquityEducation.