Continuing Towards Racial Equity at Rosati-Kain
Michelle Martin Bonner has been guiding our staff through culturally responsive learning. Michelle continues to work with Rosati-Kain to design an anti-bias cultural competency learning experience that is tailored to Rosati-Kain: this is done through assessing the current curriculum, interviewing different students and teachers, and providing coaching opportunities and trainings for leadership. Cultural competency focus groups have started for our faculty and Seniors, as well as the Unity Lab experiences for all students. Michelle continues to use the information gained from these focus groups to further elevate the level of cultural competency within Rosati-Kain.
New Pilot Takes Off
New programs to further promote racial equity are officially underway at Rosati-Kain. As Rosati-Kain continues to take action to promote racial equity, Freshmen are now taking our first cultural competency class entitled Global Studies, a new required class for all freshmen. R-K faculty members, Campus Minister Erin Brennan and Diversity Club moderators Sean Ferguson and Mel Wilson, developed this class after the success of an eight-week pilot program with the input of upperclassmen. The curriculum was written with school input by Jenny Truax, an author, artist, and social justice educator. Global Studies is designed to teach students about the physical, political, and cultural geography of the world. There will be an emphasis on patterns of interaction between cultures, and students will take steps towards becoming better global citizens.
Boniface Cultural Project- Calling All Parents
This project is designed to enhance our cultural competency, to ensure that every student will feel welcome, and that they belong at Rosati-Kain. Focus groups are forming with faulty, staff, and seniors.
Parent meetings will be virtual at various times to accommodate your busy schedules. Please contact Michelle Martin Bonner, [email protected] to participate, no later than Tuesday, October 5.
Become a Mentor
We are calling on R-K alumnae interested and willing to mentor a current student or recent graduate. The purpose of the Sister Keeper's program is to strengthen and further develop our Rosati-Kain Sisterhood around personal growth, extending families, and expanding our communities. Mentors will have to complete an application and background check to participate. During this pandemic, there will be opportunities to meet virtually during a free period or after school while socially distancing, taking precautions to stay safe and healthy.
For more details and a mentor application, please send an email to [email protected].