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Diversity Orientation

Last week, students new to the upper school participated in a diversity orientation session. 
They worked on exercises to find their similarities and differences, and were introduced to the concept of microaggressions. Students were briefed on the upstander concept (which was introduced to all upper school students last year), which encourages students to disrupt bullying/microaggressions. Faculty and staff then role played situations, and students gathered in groups to discuss the scenarios and identify which "D" (distract, delegate, document, delay, or direct) they would use to respond to the situations, which included religious intolerance, racism, homophobia, ableism, and sexism. Our WFS students mentored and led the small groups of new students. 
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