Student News

Student Diversity Leadership Conference- Accepting Applications!

Kat Dolan – April 23, 2018

Greetings DA Students,

The Office of Inclusion & Community Life announces an opportunity for DA students to participate in the National Association of Independent School (NAIS) Student Diversity Leadership Conference!

What is Student Diversity Leadership Conference?
Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) is part of the annual People of Color (PoCC) Conference sponsored by NAIS and is
a multiracial, multicultural gathering of upper school student leaders (grades nine – 12) from across the U.S. SDLC focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Led by a diverse team of trained adult and peer facilitators, participants will develop effective cross-cultural communication skills, better understand the nature and development of effective strategies for social justice, practice expression through the arts, and learn networking principles and strategies. In addition to large group sessions, SDLC “family groups” and “home groups” allow for intense dialogue and sharing. SDLC participants also interact in regional and intergenerational dialogue sessions.

When and Where does it take place?
This year the conference will take place in Nashville Tennessee on November 28 – December 1, 2018. The participants will leave DA the day after we get back from Thanksgiving break –Tuesday November 27 and will return on Saturday December 1.

I want to go, what do I do?
If you would like to be considered to be one of the student representatives for DA at the Pocc SDLC conference, you need to:

1) Visit the website and view the video below to inform yourself about the conference


2) Attend the information session Tuesday Evening at 6:45pm in the Caswell Library

3) Fill out the Student Diversity Leadership Conference Application here. Due Sunday April 29th at Midnight (no exceptions). The Inclusion and Community Life Committee will review applications and inform the selected student participants.

Please email additional questions to Ms. Young, or find the following students: Fernanda Ponce, Vera Grace Menafee, Nick Ortega, Topjor Tsultrim, Susan Li attended SDLC.