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Raising antiracist white kids caregiver reflection circle
A five-week interactive online series for caregivers facilitated by Rebekah Gienapp, author Raising Antiracist Kids: An age by age guide for parents of white children
Click here for more information and to register.

Talking to Your Kids About Race: A (Virtual) Conversation
The Parent Education Series presents a panel with Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, Donald Grant, PhD, Eric Abrams, MBA, and Kareem Graham, PhD
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 12 p.m. PDT
Click here to register
    • (Dawson's Student Voice Group presents a Black History Month community share in 2019.)

Dawson's Diversity Statement

The distinct Dawson learning environment is reflective of the diverse community that surrounds us. The celebration of differences drives the Dawson mission and unifies the school-wide focus of self and social awareness. Students benefit from working with and learning from other students and teachers who are varied in learning styles, socioeconomic backgrounds, race, religions, ideology, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture and ethnicity. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming learning community.

List of 2 news stories.

  • A Message on Unity: June 2, 2020

    A Message on Unity: June 2, 2020

    Dear Dawson Community,

    While this letter is written to the adults in our school community, my hope is that it sparks courage over comfort conversations in every household. This moment in time is a valuable opportunity for children to hear from and talk with the trusted adults in their lives to help them make sense of what is scary and confusing. 

    There is no hiding. It is everywhere we look and across all media platforms: the heartbreaking images of extreme and unjustifiable acts of violence against the Black community, the most recent act resulting in the excruciating death of Mr. George Floyd. More devastating still is the fact that Mr. Floyd is only one of countless Black Americans who has suffered the same horrific fate. While we physically cannot come together to express our support and care for one another, The Alexander Dawson School stands in solidarity with our Black students, faculty, staff, families, and alumni in collective grief. We acknowledge, too, that the pain and burden of this grief rests disproportionately on the shoulders of our nation’s Black community. 
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  • An Update on Next Steps: June 10, 2020

    An Update on Next Steps: June 10, 2020 
    From the All-School Email From Director of Student Life & Diversity Meg Aumann

    Now more than ever, it is essential that we use our collective voices to ensure that Dawson is a community where everyone feels safe, valued, and cared for. Dawson’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion cohort (JEDI), which consists of over 20 faculty and staff, met with the School’s leadership team to begin actively addressing these issues immediately and in the days to come.
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Dawson Family Read-Alouds and Guided Reflection

This summer, The Alexander Dawson School faculty is will present family read-alouds featuring diverse anti-bias/anti-racist children’s books. Each reading will also include discussion questions regarding identity, history, race, and more, to help guide these important reflections at home.

Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o

Full reading with discussion questions.

Questions: Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o

Discussion questions only.

Skin Again by bell hooks

Allie's Basketball Dream by Barbara E. Barber

Full reading with reflection questions throughout the story.

Resources

More than ever, it is important to take the words of Dawson’s Diversity Statement and Core Beliefs to heart as we work together to model for our children what it means to be agents of positive change in support of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We must be unwavering in our commitment to helping our children build communities where everyone truly feels valued, safe, and accepted.

We will continue to expand this list as we learn more.

The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student wellbeing and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners. 
Students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.