|“Diversity is a state of mind at Fenn. We start with the idea of inclusivity and emphasize respect and safety for all and the importance of having an open mind. Within this lies the opportunity for learning about ourselves, each other, and the ever-changing world. We are therefore ready to engage with any type of diversity.” |
Director of Diversity
Visual Arts Coordinator
|Cultural Arts Festival Events Educate, Entertain|
Flags from many countries flapped in the breeze along Carr Road as groups of boys all over campus, from the garden to the gym, the stage to the art studio, the music room to the MPR, learned about other cultures by practicing yoga and capoeira, a Brazilian martial art; playing cricket; constructing Japanese Bunraku puppets; creating Inuksuk, stone landmarks made by the people of the Arctic; learning about the history and customs of the Wampanoag Native Americans; sampling Cambodian and Mongolian food; turning rice and vegetables into sushi, and flour and potatoes into latkes; tap-dancing, Indian dancing, salsa dancing, and African dancing; and participating in many more activities.
|Diversity Program Aims to Show "We are more alike than unalike"|
“Are you willing to stand for something special? To be part of a community where we don’t call people names, tease them, or bully them? Will you respect and love each other?”
“Yes!” shouted some 300 students who answered civic, community, and non-profit leader Robert Lewis Jr.’s call to service during an assembly about socio-economic diversity on March 29th. Lewis’s appearance was part of a Respecting Differences program that began on Thursday with a presentation during All School Meeting by faculty member Elizabeth Updike Cobblah.