News and Announcements

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.13

What We Are Celebrating:

There were several firsts and memorable moments during last week’s inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, but no one can deny that Amanda Gorman, America’s youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, stole America’s heart. FXW will be walking the talk as faculty incorporate this lesson suggested by the New York Times to teach students about this woman of impact.

As a school with a social justice mission, FXW is committed to Do More with respect to improving the overall quality of community life, educational experience, and circumstances for our Community of Color and marginalized groups here and beyond our four walls. If you have resources to share with the FXW community about equity and justice, please click here.

What We Are Doing:

Equity & Justice Forum Community Read: The Other Wes Moore

In honor of Black History Month, DePaul College Prep has chosen to read The Other Wes Moore for their community book club. FXW’s Equity & Justice Forum has accepted DCP’s invitation to have FXW families, particularly in but limited to those in Grades 6-8, read the book and join in their discussion via Zoom on February 8 at 6:30 p.mCheck out this video to learn more about the author, Wes Moore. 

RSVP today and pick up your copy of the book at your local Chicago Public Library. If you have any questions, please contact Kendall Mallette.

Sponsored by the Cultural Competency in Curriculum Committee and Community Committee of FXW’s Equity & Justice Forum.

The Young Women of Color Symposium

The Young Women of Color Symposium is a leadership conference for Grades 7-12, self-identified young women of color. Hosted by Loyola Academy on March 20, the day will feature workshops, affinity group sessions, and activities geared toward providing brave and necessary spaces for participants to explore and celebrate their identities, to develop skills for self-advocacy, and to form lifelong connections and community. For more information and to register your Grade 7-8 child, click here. Space is limited. For more information on the keynote speakers of the symposium, click here.

What We Are Watching:

Amanda Gorman recites stunning poem at Biden inauguration
Racial Literacy and Education with Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

What We Are Reading:

As a school with a social justice mission, FXW is committed to Do More with respect to improving the overall quality of community life, educational experience, and circumstances for our Community of Color and marginalized groups here and beyond our four walls. If you have resources to share with the FXW community about equity and justice, please click here.

By FXW