On Saturday, November 7th, 13 members of the Morristown-Beard School community attended the virtual Far Brook School Diversity Conference – Widening the Lens 2020 – which was centered on the theme “Lift Every Voice: Centering the Student Experience in Building Anti-Racist Communities.”
MBS parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and students gathered in small breakout groups to advance the diversity discussion at their school and share challenges, experiences and best practices with colleagues from peer schools.
The keynote speaker at the event was Zerlina Maxwell, a cable television host, political analyst, commentator, speaker, and writer. Following the keynote address, three students presented “call to action” speeches.
The day concluded with each school reassembling in their pod to share what they have learned and begin action planning.
Attendees from the MBS community included: Peter Caldwell, Darren Burns, Michael McGrann, Klarissa Karosen, Zoe Jameson-Shea, Deanna Whelan, Jaron Alfuola Concepcion ’22, Alana Smith ’23, Perri Easley ’19, Melissa Hedley ’90, Jerome Brown ’08, Darnell Parker ’00, Janet Holdsworth P ’25, and Tonia Hobbs P ’24, P ’21.