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 Solidarity,

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.   

With sincerity,

EID Committee

The Waldorf School of San Diego 

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)

May 25th, 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm 
Our EID committees meets on a weekly basis with quarterly meeting open for non-members to observe the meeting. To participate, email eidwssd@gmail.com and you will be send 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