On February 29th, nine Morristown-Beard students participated in the 2nd annual New Jersey Students of Color Conference at Newark Academy.
At the conference, students of color from regional independent schools gathered and connected with one another in order to further dialogue both within their respective communities and across institutions. The theme of this year’s conference was “Internalized Oppression and Self-Love Within Identities of Color.”
Participants heard from keynote speaker Nyle Fort, who is a minister, activist and scholar based in Newark, NJ. He has worked in education, criminal justice and youth development for more than a decade in various capacities including: the National Director of Communities Against Militarized Police; Founder and Co-Director of the Organizing Praxis lab at Princeton University; and lead trainer at Momentum, an activist incubator that builds large-scale social movements in the United States and around the world.
MBS participants included: Laila Cook ’22, JayShon DuBose ’20, Camille Ferrell ’22, Amanda Fradkin ’20, Marjorie Gonzaga ’23, Nyla Gordon-Crocker ’22, Kaya Moody ’20, Lydia Oluwasola ’23, and J’Meeyah White’ 22. They were accompanied by MBS Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Upper School history teacher Klarissa Karosen.