We understand that the Chauvin trial and its verdict have raised many emotions within our community. We reiterate the value of Black lives and continue to create safe spaces for students to process last week’s events. We are confident that our faculty and mental health team will be able to guide students through their feelings, questions, concerns and discussions with thoughtfulness and sensitivity. In partnership, we will do all we can to support our entire community and provide resources for this important work.
What We Are Doing:
Leveraging Our Legacy
How does an FXW education prepare students for success? Join us for a virtual panel on April 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. highlighting the experiences of a cross-section of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage FXW students and alumni exploring how their FXW foundation helped them achieve success in high school, college, and beyond. Click here for more information and to register. All are welcome.
The Young Men of Color Symposium
The Young Men of Color Symposium hosted by Francis W. Parker School is a leadership conference for self-identified men of color who attend independent schools in the Chicago area, in 6th–12th grades.
The day will feature opportunities for participants to explore their multiple identities and learn skills geared towards self-advocacy and community building. The goal of the event is to empower students to effect positive change in their lives and their communities, using newly acquired language and knowledge. Additionally, adult participants will attend workshops designed to help them critically examine how to create and sustain courageous, safe spaces within their school and beyond to effectively serve young self-identified men of color.
Keynote speaker: Author, Educator, Classist and Tattooer Phuc Tran
More information available here.
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.