St. Clement’s School is delighted to announce that renowned author Annahid Dashtgard (MEd), will be the keynote speaker at SCS’s Race, Privilege, and Community Conference on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Ms Dashtgard’s first book, Breaking the Ocean: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Reconciliation, was recently released to critical acclaim. She is the co-founder of Anima Leadership, an international consulting company specializing in issues of diversity and inclusion, the creator of the Breaking the Ocean: Soundwaves of Belonging podcast, the director of two award-winning documentaries, and has been published in The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star.
Generously supported by a St. Clement’s family, the full-day conference utilizes the model created by the New York-based non-profit Pollyanna, Inc, and marks the first time that such an event has been held in Canada. Open to independent schools from across the region, the day will be dedicated to the in-depth analysis and discussion of issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our schools and in our communities.
Delegations will be comprised of students, faculty, administration, parents, alumnae, and others in leadership roles in order to facilitate the sharing of experiences, opinions, ideas, and the creation of possible solutions to take back to their own schools.