UNIS continues to work on creating an anti-racist community.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
UNIS at Work
Welcome to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion section of our website. It is important for all facets of the UNIS community to engage in an honest dialogue on race and privilege to improve the character of our community. At UNIS, Black Lives Matter.
The leadership of UNIS has humbly listened to students, alumni, teachers and parents. Any expressions of racism are unacceptable. Even more, at UNIS we should not just be content to prohibit offensive behavior; we should be the advocates for anti-racism and all ideals embedded in the UN Charter, including the dignity and worth of every human being. We are committed to diversifying our student body and staff at all levels of the school community, revising our student code of conduct to align with our anti-racist beliefs and undergoing a curriculum review. We know we have much to do and are committed to this necessary hard work. At UNIS, we intend to set an example of what an integrated, all-inclusive, multiracial democracy can look like.
We encourage you to browse the below timeline of our recent diversity work. To view more details, please click the date or image.
UNIS hires its first full-time Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Judith King-Calnek.
All UNIS Faculty and Staff began anti-racism training led by the Kaleidoscope Group.
Formal interviews for the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are held.
Screening for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion position begins.
Meeting with BlackAtUNIS including current UNIS students occur. Additional conversations with alum take place.
A third student meeting occurs.
Plans for teacher education are created.
A second student meeting occurs. A meeting with alumni from the Class of '73 occurs.
The first meetings with BlackAtUNIS and current students occur.
UNIS begins working with a Diversity and Inclusion firm.
A joint letter from Dr. Brenner and Catherine Pollard goes out.
Numerous meetings begin to occur with various stakeholders and school administration. Black parents present their demands.
Dr. Brenner sends out second letter committing to creating solutions.
Black at UNIS Instagram is created, UNIS responds.
UNIS students have created an Equity and Inclusion Board (EIB) to work directly with UNIS administration.