Photo by Stephanie Huie

A selected group of 46 Upper School students attended a half-day leadership training workshop facilitated by the American Conference on Diversity (ACOD) on Monday, October 19. ACOD works to provide experiential youth leadership programs that empower individuals and institutions to address issues of bias and discrimination and advocate for meaningful social change in communities.

The morning program began with a large group discussion, during which facilitators and students unpacked four key terms to aid the conversation: cultural competency, privilege, oppression, and culture.

Click here to read the school’s blog capturing the students’ experiences. The American Conference on Diversity team will be returning to Moorestown Friends School in February to deliver part two of the diversity workshop.