Zur presents Diversity & Inclusion Work in Independent Schools

Norfolk Collegiate's Parent University is pleased to present “Diversity and Inclusion Work in Independent Schools” on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7-8 p.m. in the Hackney Theater, 7336 Granby Street, Norfolk. Jonathan Zur, president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) will lead the program for parents in pre-K through Grade 12.

Zur will discuss:

  • Why diversity and inclusion work is important to think about and address in independent schools
  • Ways for schools and families to partner effectively around these issues
  • Ways parents can support their children through these issues.
  • Ways for parents to talk with their children about diversity and inclusion

Norfolk Collegiate's middle and upper school students will work with Zur during the day on Nov. 6 and 7 to expand their understanding of prejudice and stereotypes. They also will join Zur for a 75-minute interactive assembly titled “Break the Cycle: Be the Change.” Zur promises “a fast-paced, interactive experience that will explore the roots and consequences of prejudice. Using humor, role-playing, audience participation and real-life examples and stories, the program is designed to motivate students to work for change as upstanders and allies.”

If you don't have a child in the middle or upper school, you are still more than welcome to attend the parent event.

Please contact Jan Weintraub (for middle school students) at jweintraub@norfolkcollegiate.org or Helen Younce (for upper school students) at hyounce@norfolkcollegiate.org ff you have questions.