Each year, The Winchendon School highlights its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through DEI Week. This event was founded by students and continues to be student-led by Service-Learning Leaders. Because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, DEI week will be virtual this year. This global crisis has shed light on many of our strengths and challenges as a diverse, inclusive and equitable global community. Each of us is experiencing this pandemic differently depending on so many different factors including nationality, income level, race, ethnicity, age, ability, gender, sexuality, and so much more. This week, we hope you will take time to think about your own experience and that of people very different from yourself.
Each day you will get a list of activities and resources to use including:
❏ Photo/Video Challenges
❏ Virtual Discussions
❏ Film/Movie Recommendations
❏ Poetry & Creative Arts Competition
❏ Individual and/or Family Activities
Unlike previous years, we are not able to form Cross-Cultural Teams for a competition. However, we will give out a grand prize of $100 to the student or faculty who participates the most in the activities offered. The $100 will be donated in your name to the organization of your choice to help during the COVID-19 crisis.
So check out what we have planned. Get involved! Get your family involved! And share what you’re doing on social media using with #DEIwinchendon, #thewinchendonschool, or email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This document outlines the challenges for the 5 days of DEI Week 2020. You can download the document or sign up for email reminders for the daily events.