The Island Now
Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:40 pm
The Anti-Defamation League recognized Friends Academy on June 4 as a 2012-13 No Place For Hate school for their breadth of in and out-of-school programs committed to combatting prejudice and promoting a culture of respect.
“We were chosen by the ADL, along with a select group of New York students and educators who have worked to make their schools No Place For Hate in 2012-2013,” Shanelle Robinson,director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Friends.
No Place For Hate is an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League that offers students, teachers, administrators and families the opportunity to work together to combat prejudice and enhance a culture of respect in the school community.
“This initiative is designed to create inclusive communities and empower schools to challenge all forms of prejudice by promoting unity and respect,” Robinson said.
Friends also received a personalized Gold Star Banner, which is awarded to schools who have gone above and beyond with their diversity education activities within the school year.
“From Diversity Night at the Museum to Unity Day, to The Microaggressions Project and the Lunch and Learns, and everything else in-between, our programs and events this year have challenged our school community to think critically and appreciate diversity in all its forms. I would like to thank the members of the Friends Academy Equity and Diversity Committee for their support of all our diversity initiatives this year,” Robinson said.