Since 2010, Fenn has hosted the annual Multicultural Educators' Forum (MEF) to provide our New England independent school colleagues a day-long opportunity to engage in conversation and reflection about fostering school communities that are diverse, inclusive, and just. By design, these forums are interactive and offer a variety of avenues for faculty, staff, and administrators to share their thoughts and questions about their work as multicultural educators. 


Sonia Nazario has spent more than 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She has won numerous national journalism and book awards tackling some of this country’s most intractable issues: hunger, drug addiction and immigration. In 2003, her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S., entitled “Enrique’s Journey,” won more than a dozen awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, the George Polk Award for International Reporting, the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Overall Excellence. 


Forum participants:

Will Listen

to important keynote speakers on inclusive teaching, diversity, and multiculturalism

Will Reflect

on the day-to-day, hands-on challenges of teaching or working in a school investing in diversity 

Will Synthesize

multicultural education practices and explore skills to improve practice

Will Strengthen

each other and create a working network

The Foundation of MEF at Fenn

The MEF was formed as part of a Fenn diversity program outreach initiative and has also become an opportunity for community building and networking with our area schools.

The Fenn School believes that teachers interested in furthering multicultural education and competently engaging every student must be aware and skilled; they must be supported by not only our respective institutions but also by our peers in other schools. All educators have unique experiences to offer, and by sharing these experiences with each other in the spirit of learning, we promote schools that are more inclusive, fair, and just.

Several past keynote speakers to this conference have been John Hunter, Shujaa Graham, Kim Phuc, and Rosetta Lee.

Please email Marilyn Schmalenberger or Jimmy Manyuru for more information.

Please note: This event is not sponsored by AISNE.


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