About: Diversity and Equity Statement and Action Plan

Diversity and Equity Statement and Action Plan

Diversity and Equity Statement

We aspire to provide our students, families, faculty, and staff with a learning environment which addresses diversity and equity with integrity and action. Our community reflects diversity in many ways, including but not limited to race, color, culture, age, sex, socioeconomic status, family compositions, ethnicity, nationality, religious expression, physical and learning disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity, including transgender, non-binary, and gender fluid. We welcome and affirm all of our students and their unique and individual identities.

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As our mission states, “we cultivate a diverse community in which all students can reach their full potential.” We recognize, appreciate, celebrate, and honor our diverse community as we build an awareness of who each individual is and who we are collectively. We are opposed to discrimination in all forms, and we build on the Quaker testimonies to guide us in creating a safe and respectful school environment.

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We approach equity work by striving to recognize that there are no simple answers, and we are driven to examine the deeper impact of privilege and power. Moving beyond the standard model of simply recognizing diversity, we bring unsung and often marginalized heroes into the “light.” By initiating challenging conversations, we are inspired to live out the MMFS mission to be “contributing members of a global society.”

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Diversity and Equity Action Plan

Guided by our Diversity and Equity Statement, we commit to:

  • Expand and retain our students, families, faculty, staff, administrators, and Board members to better reflect the diversity of New York City and beyond.
  • Create an environment that invites students, families, staff, faculty, administrators, and Board members to bring their voices to conversations and to listen in a respectful and caring manner.
  • Examine our school culture and curriculum to ensure that we teach, learn, and reflect on diversity, equity, social justice, and privilege, and how it influences us.
  • Root our conversations and actions in Quaker testimonies and practice.

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