Diversity Committee Meeting

We will be having our first committee meeting to discuss ideas and goals for the school year. All GHS parents are welcome to attend. Please join us!

What: GHS Diversity Committee meeting

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 8:30am - 9:00am

Where: GHS Library

Our committee organizes activities and special events on topics that increase diversity awareness among all members of the school community. We also aim to provide ample information to students and families regarding citywide and local cultural events, in order to foster community participation and cognizance. Additionally, our committee seeks to create a warm, inclusive environment and culture of equity so that students and families feel they belong regardless of race, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation or difference.

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Garden Committee

Garden Committee members, students and teachers recently worked together to plant collards, kale, chard, and broccoli in the raised beds, while daisies and liriope were planted in the adjacent beds. The kids also explored the compost area, transported worms to the raised beds and used rain water collected from our rain barrels to water the beds. Thank you to Natty Garden Supply for donating the collards, broccoli and daisies. Click on the images below for a slideshow!

Book Club: The Fire This Time, by Jesmyn Ward

The Fire This Time, A New Generation Speaks About Race, by Jesmyn Ward

Book Club discussion date TBD!

In this bestselling, widely lauded collection, Jesmyn Ward gathers our most original thinkers and writers to speak on contemporary racism and race, including Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Young, Claudia Rankine, and Honoree Jeffers. “An absolutely indispensable anthology” (Booklist, starred review), The Fire This Time shines a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestles with our current predicament, and imagines a better future.

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Book Club: Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin

The Diversity Committee will be discussing Beyond Magenta, by Susan Kuklin

When: January 11, 2018, 7pm

Where: GHS Library

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.

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New Museum Family Visit

Sunday, January 21, 2018 (families meet in the lobby cafe at 11am)

“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” investigates gender’s place in
contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture
wars. The exhibition features an intergenerational group of artists who explore
gender beyond the binary to usher in more fluid and inclusive expressions of
identity. Organized by the Diversity Committee!

For more information, click HERE.

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Brooklyn Museum Family Visit & Tour

September 17, 2017, 3-4pm

Gallery Tour: We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women,
1965–85

Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black
Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic
priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the
first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct
from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to
reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art
history in this significant historical period.


Presenting a diverse group of artists and activists who lived and worked at the
intersections of avant-garde art worlds, radical political movements, and profound
social change, the exhibition features a wide array of work, including conceptual,
performance, film, and video art, as well as photography, painting, sculpture, and
printmaking.

Organized by the Diversity Committee

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