The Davidson Day Student Diversity Council, in service as a branch of the Diversity Task Force, aims to help create an environment where all students, without exception, feel safe to be themselves and feel that they have a voice.
Launched in the 2020–2021 Academic Year, the Student Diversity Council is a student initiative led this year by Cameron Baker '22 and Lexi Justice '22. Mr. Steve McGill, an Upper School English Teacher, is the faculty advisor.
The Student Diversity Council advises the Davidson Day Diversity Task Force, which was formed during the 2019–2020 Academic Year, and advances conversations about diversity, community, and belonging throughout Davidson Day and beyond.
On the evening of April 22, the Davidson Day Student Diversity Council hosted its final forum of the year, focusing on the Asian-American experience. The call was powerful and emotional because the speakers not only gave insights on their experiences with assumptions and misunderstandings directed toward Asians, but also discussed the recent anti-Asian violence and increasing xenophobia due to the pandemic.
Sometimes in life, people search for their passion but just can’t find it. Other times, after much trial and error, they stumble upon it later in life and discover a new level of fulfillment. If your name is Cameron Baker, and you’re a junior at Davidson Day School, you found it when you were 17 years old while scrolling on your TikTok feed.
Nine panelists shared their perspectives, opinions, and experiences about growing up in non-traditional families at last week’s Davidson Day Diversity Forum, the sixth forum of the 2020-2021 academic year.
The prevalence and cultural dominance of the traditional “nuclear family,” explained Head of School Pete Moore, is actually largely a myth, as for at least the last 15 years, less than 50 percent of families are structured a nuclear family composition.
February marks Black History Month every year. This year, I wanted to do something meaningful, something that could involve the voices and diverse perspectives of members within our Davidson Day community, so in December, I set out to plan an extracurricular project that would culminate in a video produced and then shared and discussed by our Upper School during this year’s Black History Month.