SCHout Conference 2021: What Do You Stand For?
ANNUAL DIVERSITY conference
On January 23, 2021, Springside Chestnut Hill (SCH) Academy welcomed high school and mature eighth grade students from across the country to virtually attend our sixth annual SCHout Diversity Conference.
This year, students heard a keynote by A'Dorian Murray-Thomas, participated in a story exchange designed to cultivate radical empathy, and engaged in meaningful dialogue throughout the day in a series of social action workshops.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is pleased to host our multi-school diversity conference:
SCHout 2021 Theme:
What Do You Stand For?
Saturday, January 23, 2021
10:00 - 10:45 AM
Welcome + Keynote
11:05 AM - 12:20 PM
Story Exchange in Home Groups
12:20 - 1:15 PM
Lunch Break/Screen Break
1:15 - 2:05 PM
Social Action Workshops
2:20 - 3:10 PM
Social Action Workshops
3:20 - 3:45 PM
introducing our 2021 keynote speaker
A'Dorian Murray-Thomas is the Founder and CEO of SHE Wins Inc., a leadership and social action organization for middle and high school girls in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey. A’Dorian founded SHE Wins to create a pipeline of college, career, and community-ready young women leaders, working particularly with young women who share her story of losing a loved one to gun violence. Today, SHE Wins has reached more than 500 girls in the greater Newark area through their summer, afterschool, and community workshop programs.
A’Dorian has been recognized as a President Obama White House Champion of Change, Glamour Magazine “College Woman of the Year”, “The Root” Magazine Young Futurist, and was featured in ESSENCE Magazine’s “Black Girl Magic” docuseries. A’Dorian recently made history where at 23 years old, she became the youngest woman ever elected to the Newark Board of Education, the largest public school district in the state of New Jersey. She previously served at the Newark Opportunity Youth Network where she worked to help tackle Newark’s high school dropout crisis through innovative alternative education and restorative justice programs, while also serving as a translator for Spanish-speaking families.
A member of the Northfield Mount Hermon School Class of 2012, A’Dorian is passionate about gender, racial, and educational equity, both in urban education and independent schools. A’Dorian is a 2016 graduate of Swarthmore College and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Educational Studies.