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A Chance To Unpack
July 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm
One event on July 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm
A Live Zoom Webinar series designed to hold taboo discussions unpacking the experiences of ABC scholars within affluent white spaces; with the goal of formulating concrete actions to improve inclusivity for all.
Day 1 – What is ABC?
We will go beyond the ABC mission statement, beyond the veil of success, and dive deep into the inner workings of the program and the house through the POV of the Alumni. How can we further improve this unique system that has been nurturing BIPOC young men and women in the New Canaan and Fairfield county communities? This is a chance to listen, judgement free and shame free.
Day 2 – A Look Into NCHS
We will come to understand the individual experiences of attending New Canaan High School as an ABC scholar; everything from classes, to extra-curricular activities, to the predominantly white social culture. How do we increase safe spaces within the high school where BIPOC students can be authentic? This is a chance to reckon, working out the balance of what has been helpful and what needs further adjustment.
Day 3 – Allies and Friends
We will converse with those considered to be allies and friends, dissecting what those two words mean for the scholars and for the New Canaan community. Can we identify what actions are needed from allies and friends to adequately integrate scholars into the community? This is a chance to heal, to provide clarity, to challenge and to thank.