Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The diversity mission statement in the Lawrence Academy handbook is as follows...
Omnibus Lucet. The light shines for all.
We believe three educational imperatives—diversity, equity, and inclusion—bring our motto to life, illuminating our mission and guiding our callings. Lawrence Academy recognizes you for who you are and inspires you to take responsibility for who you want to become.
The Office of Equity & Inclusion helps ensure that Lawrence Academy is safe, supportive, and equitable for all.
Creating a Beloved Community (our school’s statement concerning recent events)
| O'Shea Bell|
Assistant Dean of Equity & Community Life
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Among the various activities of the Office of Equity & Inclusion is the facilitation of ongoing training for instructors and staff to improve our practices, conversations, and outcomes. Concepts in Matthew R. Kay’s book Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom will be used as a tool to guide our professional development. Our Academic Leadership Team will complete SEED training via National SEED Project this year and the DEI team will lead book groups to allow the adults an opportunity to continue the conversation.
Clubs And Affinity Spaces
The MCTF is made up of Concordia Club leaders. The MCTF meets on a monthly basis to set the agenda for the Concordia Club meetings and affinity group gatherings. Tasks include hosting Chat & Chews to discuss current events, Cultural Coffeehouse activities, and assistance with community events such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Our Concordia clubs are student-driven spaces that mirror the mission of Lawrence Academy in recognizing students for who they are and inspiring them to take responsibility for who they want to become. Our clubs reflect the diverse intersectional identities of our student body. The Concordia clubs promote awareness around cultural and social differences, while allowing students to design and implement events, actively engage with the larger Lawrence Academy and Groton community through service-learning projects, as well as reflect upon their roles as informed global citizens striving for the common good for all. Concordia clubs are alliance spaces.