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ISF at the Haverford Middle School Diversity Conference
Haverford School Diversity Conference

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]This year’s Haverford Middle School Diversity Conference focused on the theme “Brave or Blind.” Over four hundred students came together from four states – Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware to meet each other and practice dialogue across difference.

In sessions that role-played common scenarios between friends that created racial tension, students were asked to model alternative ways to address, defuse, and reject racial stereotypes and to build connection, support, and become allies for each other.

Amy Edelstein, from Inner Strength, taught students mindfulness practices. Through these practices students learned to make space for uncomfortable feelings and to cultivate the courage to be brave.

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