The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDI) is seeking input from the WSP community to assess whether families would welcome the development of affinity groups.
The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDI) is seeking input from the WSP community to assess whether families would welcome the development of affinity groups and, if so, how to create affinity groups that would be most useful to address a wide variety of needs.
The term “affinity group” refers to a gathering of people who share a similar identity. For answers to frequently asked questions regarding affinity groups, we direct you to E. Denevi & M. Richards Diversity and Equity Best Practices 2019 Frequently Asked Questions about Affinity Groups in K–12 Schools
Our survey seeks input on the level of interest in affinity groups and how these groups could function. The first affinity group that may be formed would be an affinity group for families and children at WSP who identify as Asian, Black or African American, Continental African, Indigenous American, Latina, Latino or Hispanic, Arab or of Middle East or North African descent, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and others who identify as a racial or ethnic minority at WSP. However, depending on interest, other groups may be formed in the future.
If you will have at least one child enrolled at WSP for the 2021–22 school year, please complete the survey in the link below by June 11,2021.
Take the survey here.
The WSP Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee consists of Board Member Drew Goldstein, Devon Wood, Director of Admissions and Marketing, Holly King, Grade 5 teacher, IAsia Thomas, parent, Juli Strang-Tryc, Dandelion Kindergarten teacher, Malcolm Thomas, parent, Michelle Opdahl , Grade 3 teacher, Shannon Flynn, parent.
Anyone interested in learning more about the EDI Committee should contact Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org.