Rivers strives to provide a community that is welcoming and inclusive of all members - students, faculty, families, and alumni. There are a number of clubs and activities on campus that bring these different groups together to explore and celebrate their differences and similarities.
For more information about diversity on campus, please contact Director of Diversity John Bower at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rivers School believes that excellence in education and social development requires a diverse, inclusive and socially responsible community. We seek students, trustees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and provide opportunities for a broad range of experiences and viewpoints. As a community we encourage students and adults to value themselves, celebrate differences, promote mutual respect, and participate with confidence and courage in a global society.
• October 14, 2012 - Diversity Dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy
• October 25, 2012 - AISNE Diversity Conference - Natick, MA
• October 30, 2012 - Diversity Committee Meeting, 5:00p.m.
• November 13, 2012 - RICA Movie Afternoon, 3:30pm
• November 18, 2012 - Parent Diversity Committee Meeting
• November 27, 2012 - Diversity Committee Meeting, 5:00p.m.
• December 6-8, 2012 - POCC & SDLC in Houston, TX
• December 16-21, 2012 - New Orleans Service Trip
• January - June - TBD
The Rivers Diversity Committee is a group of current faculty, staff and executive board members that meets on a regular basis to discuss various topics of diversity as they pertain to daily life in the Rivers community.
|Rivers Integrated Cultural Awareness Club |
The Rivers Integrated Cultural Awareness Club (RICA) is a group of students in the Upper School that meets regularly to discuss issues of diversity both on and off campus. Students learn to challenge assumptions and think critically about these issues, offering a wide variety of perspectives that often lead to fascinating conversations and debates. Any and all students and faculty are welcome to attend RICA meetings.
|Middle School Forum|
The Middle School Forum meets weekly to discuss a variety of diversity topics including race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and gender. Students often do activities that challenge their thinking and precipitate dialogue both in and outside of the Forum setting.
|Annual Diversity Dinner|
The annual Diversity Dinner is an opportunity for families of color to strengthen connections with one another as well as with key members of the Rivers community. This fall 25 families joined members of the faculty and administration at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Boston for an evening of good food and camaraderie.
International Night is an evening on campus devoted to celebrating the wide variety of ethnicities and cultures represented by Rivers students and their families. It’s also a chance to meet new people, try new foods, hear new music, and enjoy amazing entertainment. This year 18 families, representing countries from Nigeria to Iran to Colombia, participated by providing food and artifacts from their native lands. Status Quo, a hip-hop dance sensation, dazzled the audience with flips and stunts and communicated the message that “violence is never the answer.”
|Middle School Spotlight Day on Diversity |
Every March, Middle School students have the opportunity to spend an entire day exploring diversity. They engage in a number of activities that examine stereotypes, assumptions, privilege, and self-identity in addition to learning about the history of hip-hop through a dance demonstration and workshop, graffiti art, and music video deconstructions.