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).

Inclusive Community

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)

Our EID Committee meets on a bi-weekly basis with a quarterly meeting open for non-members to observe. To participate, email eidwssd@gmail.com and you will be sent supporting materials as well as the zoom link.
EQUITY, INCLUSION & DIVERSITY WORK
 
In an effort to grow our understanding of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity topics, The Waldorf School of San Diego is undertaking a schoolwide training with Alma Partners beginning Spring 2021.
 
Additionally, to create intentional space and time to discuss topics related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EID), please feel welcome to join in our WSSD Open Forums and enjoy some recommended resources:
 
In addition to the resources and discussions located in the EID Community in the AWSNA Community Hub, we hope you find the following to be helpful:

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 JusticeCurated 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:

https://sites.google.com/waldorfsandiego.org/mlk2020-2021/home