FXW Speaker Series

FXW Speaker Series

In addition to providing an outstanding education for our students, The Frances Xavier Warde School is also committed to offering learning opportunities for our parents and our friends from other independent schools throughout Chicago. We are excited to offer these events at no cost, but registration is required to allow us to best serve our presenters and our guests.

Eboo Patel
Religious Diversity as a Bridge, Not a Barrier
Friday, March 2
Holy Name Cathedral (HNC) Campus Auditorium, 751 N State St
Doors open at 8 a.m., presentation begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.

FXW is excited to welcome Eboo Patel to our Holy Name Cathedral campus on Friday, March 2. Eboo is a noted author, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, and one of the leading voices on building community through religious pluralism. Eboo gave an inspirational presentation to our faculty and staff at the beginning of the school year, and we are thrilled to welcome him back for a discussion with parents.
Registration is required.

Catherine Steiner-Adair
The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
Wednesday, March 7
HNC Auditorium
7 p.m.

Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is a Clinical and Consulting Psychologist and Research Associate at Harvard Medical School. In her award-winning book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Dr. Steiner-Adair examines ways in which technology and media change how children learn and grow, and shows parents how to balance the benefits of tech while reducing the risks it poses at every stage of development.
This presentation is part of our SET (Social Emotional Development and Technology) program.
Registration is required.

Amanda Lewis
How Race Impacts Our Schools and Our Lives
Monday, April 30
HNC Auditorium
8:30 a.m.

Dr. Lewis’s research focuses on how race shapes educational opportunities and how our ideas about race get negotiated in everyday life.  She is the author of Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color-line in Classrooms and Communities. She is also the co-editor (with Maria Krysan) of The Changing Terrain of Race and Ethnicity, and co-author (with Mark Chesler and Jim Crowfoot) of Challenging Racism in Higher Education: Promoting Justice.
Registration is required.