DEI Initiatives at Gould

Stephanie Montgomery, P’00 Accepts DEI Director Position at Gould

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Williams Montgomery, J.D., has accepted the position of Gould’s Interim Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging, beginning August 22.

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Moving Beyond Accountability: A Mountainous Climb Toward Justice

As the country watched, breathlessly waiting for the jury’s decision on whether or not George Floyd was “murdered” by a police officer, it felt as though the immediate future of our country hung in the balance. A mountain of historical evidence exists to prove that our system of justice and accountability does not work when it comes to abuse of power and police brutality.

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Students Organize Earth Day Walkout for Climate Justice

On the steps of Hanscom Hall, on a cold, blustery day with a dusting of April snow on the ground, Eliza Skillings ’21, Ella Raymond ’21, Hannah McMillan ’22, and Natsuka Kusumoto ’23 made an appeal to the Gould community to address the climate crisis.

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Standing Against Hate in the Wake of the Atlanta Shootings

A letter from Head of School Tao Smith ’90, P’23 in response to the Atlanta Shootings.

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MLK Day 2021: How to Implement the Legacy of Dr. King

An evening of workshops for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our expert panelists will offer their thoughts and suggestions as we hold Dr. King’s Dream in our hands.

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Feeling Foreign – My Journey to America

Holden Hall Dorm Parent Megumi Moses shares her personal story of coming to the United States and the sense of isolation that came with not being a native English speaker. Her love of Japanese cooking empowered her to make lasting relationships and carve out her own unique path.

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The Path Forward – The DEI Task Force Moves Ahead

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, faculty member Maggie Davis launched a listening tour with alumni. Those conversations have prompted the creation of a DEI Task Force, which Maggie now coordinates.

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DEI, a journey…

As some of you may know, I have spent a good deal of time this summer listening to our alumni and employees. The impetus of this listening tour came as a response to some alumni engagement through social media following the murder of George Floyd.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Last year, Maine formally replaced Columbus Day with an acknowledgment of the people who long lived in this part of the world—Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Katie Stack’s History of Indigenous Peoples of America gave an all school assembly on Monday to give some context to the day.

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Be Part of Our Change

Recently, a group of employees gathered via zoom to share our own emotions regarding the horrifying murders of Black Americans and the resulting protests, including a Black Lives March here in Bethel. The overwhelmingly heartbreaking questions of, How can this possibly be happening – still? Why is this happening? filled our space.

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