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.
New for the 2020–2021 Academic Year, the Student Diversity Council is a student initiative led by Katherine Nikolich '21, Jaden Graham '21, and Sydney Brown '21. 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. Twenty-five Upper School students have joined the Student Diversity Council.
The Davidson Day Student Diversity Council will host its third Diversity Forum on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m., via Zoom, which will focus on the LGBTQ+ community. This will be the third Diversity Forum for the Davidson Day community, and it follows forums focused on the African American experience and Jewish experience.
Toward the end of the 2019–20 school year, as we were finishing virtual classes due to the coronavirus, African American male George Floyd passed away in Minnesota after a policeman had detained him and put his foot on Floyd’s throat for over eight minutes.
On Thursday, October 29th, in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Davidson Day Upper School students gathered in a virtual lunchtime meeting to hear Middle School Math Teacher Stacey Morrison speak about her personal battle with breast cancer.
The meeting, sponsored by the Student Diversity Council, was organized by Marie Madsen '24.