Student Diversity Leadership Conference
SDLC is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades nine - 12) from across the U.S. SDLC focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Led by a diverse team of trained adult and peer facilitators, participants will develop effective cross-cultural communication skills, better understand the nature and development of effective strategies for social justice, practice expression through the arts, and learn networking principles and strategies.White Privilege Conference
Students and faculty participate in The White Privilege Conference. The “WPC is a conference that examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team-building strategies to work toward a more equitable world.”AISNE High School Students of Color Conference
The High School Students of Color Conference was created in recognition of the unique needs, experiences, and challenges of students of color in independent schools. This conference brings together high school students of color in the kind of critical mass that provides for a “majority experience,” which is not the norm in most of our schools. The conference seeks to raise self-awareness, build community, provide support, and cultivate leadership among students of color.Asian American Footstep Conference
Asian, Asian-American and mixed-heritage Asian students attending independent secondary schools in New England are invited for a daylong series of empowering workshops, activities, and performances. Begun in 2011 by Aya Murata from Phillips Academy in Andover, the conference provides students with a safe space to explore issues specific to their experiences. The goal of the conference is to inspire youth to embrace their identity and culture, to educate students through stimulating workshops and speakers, to connect and foster a community within the independent school network to share ideas and experiences, and to affirm experiences of Asian, Asian-American and mixed-heritage Asian students.Lakes Region Students of Color Conference
The LRSOCC is hosted yearly by Holderness School and is designed to recognize the unique needs, experiences, and challenges of students of color in independent schools, particularly in the Lakes Region area. Using the “unconference” style, the students participate in student-driven discussions, which examine issues of leadership, inclusion, equity, race and the media, social justice, and more. Additionally, they will develop a localized support group and community.