Six students and nine faculty members represented Loomis Chaffee at the 2019 People of Color Conference December 4–7 in Seattle, Washington.
The event, organized by the National Association of Independent Schools, drew more than 7,000 faculty and students from independent schools across the United States and abroad. Participants listened to speakers and took part in workshops and activities focused on leadership, professional development, and networking for people of color and allies of all backgrounds in independent schools.
Speakers included Joy DeGruy, an internationally renowned researcher and educator, and Valarie Kaur, a civil rights activist, award-winning filmmaker, lawyer, faith leader, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project.
At the Student Diversity Leadership Conference — a portion of the event designed specifically for students — junior Simone Moales led a group of young attendees in an empowering rendition of the black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
“We laughed and we cried. What a powerful experience it was for the [Loomis] participants,“ faculty member Stacy-Ann “Ro” Rowe ’97 commented.
More information is available at the conference website.