Maret Anti-Racism Initiative
Once again, we have seen devastating news reports about horrific, racist attacks against African Americans. We know that for every action reported in the news, countless other incidents of racism occur daily. In the midst of a pandemic that has had a disproportionately damaging impact on communities of color, our collective heart breaks for the lives lost and for the widespread compounding trauma felt by so many. It is, therefore, more important than ever that we continue to combat bigotry, racism, and hatred toward our fellow human beings.
MARET'S ANTI-RACISM TASK FORCE
Maret is committed to continue building a truly equitable and inclusive community. Events across the country, as well as the stories shared on @BlackatMaret and within our own community, call us to set a higher standard of inclusion and engagement. This is a time of meaningful and ongoing reflection for all of us—the school leadership, faculty, students, and whole community. We must listen and do more to fight institutional racism at Maret; we must examine our practices, policies and protocols to ensure equitable experiences for all.
Anti Racism Task Force
Ian Cameron, Chair
(President of the Board of Trustees)
Courtney Cothran-Fenner, Chair
(Director of Equity and Inclusion)
(Assistant Director of US)
(Director of College Counseling)
(Director of Community Engagement)
(MPA Executive Committee)
Marjo Talbott, Ex Offici0
(Head of School)
Our Consultants Greg Peters and Camilla Greene, of the San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools (SF-CESS), are well-known consultants who work with many schools to combat racism, prejudice, and hatred. Roughly a decade ago, they, along with Eliza Alexander and Holly Hinderlie, helped Maret create and facilitate Deepening the Discussion about Race, our week-long annual faculty training.
WAYS WE CAN ALL COMBAT RACISM
The strength of Maret lies in our commitment to building a community that is equitable and inclusive. Together and connected, we will uphold our Core Value of Respect for each and every one of us. Below are resources to help us all honor each other's humanity by taking actionable steps toward building an anti-racist community.