In a recent middle school student anti-bias training, several students requested the opportunity to meet as a group, similar to the already existing GLAMM (Gay, Lesbian and Many More) group. This group self-identified as students of color or minority and expressed a concern that there weren't opportunities for them to regularly meet as a group, share issues and offer support.
In response to that request, I've invited a former parent and UVM Professor, Shelley Vermilya, and a current U-32 parent, Karyn Montague, to facilitate a fishbowl discussion this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 during callback. This discussion will be with students who self-identify as students of color or minority and is meant to determine the goals of the group, the qualities the group hopes their eventual advisor will have, and provide a safe and inclusive environment. Shelley and Karyn will then support the development of this group by helping to identify an appropriate advisor.
If this sounds like a group that would support your student, please encourage them to attend the fishbowl by signing up for callback in enriching students this Wednesday with Jody Emerson!