Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
WSSD is United Against All Forms of Injustice
The teachers, staff and board of the Waldorf School of San Diego are united against injustice in all its forms, including racial injustice. As a united school serving students and families from early childhood through high school, we whole-heartedly stand for the principles outlined in the recent statement from Wecan (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America).
Statement of Solidarity – Supporting Our AAPI Community
In light of Atlanta’s tragic events last week, we offer our solidarity and love to the Asian American/Pacific Islander community. What happened last week was devastating. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and communities affected. We condemn any form of hate crime, and we reach out as an ally.
We realize the breadth of Asian-American/Pacific Islander experience, and we seek not to limit it. We strive to uplift and raise our individuality, intertwined histories, and unique yet parallel struggles. We recognize those denigrated and marginalized in our country’s past, from the Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese Internment, and other racist policies and legislation.
Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) seeks to elevate the Asian American community and all who name themselves part of our Black and Brown communities, all People of Color. Last week’s events and the ongoing crisis in Myanmar call for more awareness. Thank you for joining us in this opportunity to educate ourselves and others and eliminate hate in any form.
The Waldorf School of San Diego
The faculty, staff, parents and students of the Waldorf School of San Diego represent a wide array of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, learning differences and life experiences. We seek to establish an inclusive learning environment in which differences are understood and celebrated. We strive to weave multiculturalism into the curriculum and to integrate equity and inclusion into every aspect of school life. Growth is an ongoing process that calls on the qualities of commitment, cooperation, and respect that are at the heart of Waldorf education. We aspire to be a community that is supportive, equitable, and free from impediments to learning. The curriculum that we deliver offers students both a window into the experiences of others and a mirror to reflect on their own lives.
EID Committee Open Meeting(s)
How to talk to children about racism and violence: resources for teachers, parents and guardians
Anti-racism Resources for White People: Compilation of resources for white people and parents to deepen our work in anti-racism
Array Now: Started by Ava DuVernay, director of Now They See Us, this is a compilation of African American independent films – an array of stories and voices.
Teaching Tolerance: Teaching about race, racism, and police violence
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice: Curated by Medium and updated regularly.
Click here to visit our 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day website with additional community service and social justice resources: