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ANTIRACISM COMMITMENT

CWS CALL TO ACTION

We, the Cincinnati Waldorf School, recognize our profound obligation to speak out in support of justice and healing in our nation. We, the Cincinnati Waldorf School, assert that the most powerful lens through which to examine injustice and inequity in our nation is that of racism and white supremacy. Though our mission speaks to the education of our beloved student body, we recognize that our mission is betrayed when we fail to meaningfully confront and examine a world marked by racial injustice.

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OUR VISION

We believe the Cincinnati Waldorf School has a profound obligation to support healing and justice in our nation and the world. We believe the most powerful lens through which to examine injustice and inequity in our school is that of racism and white supremacy.

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CWS ANTIRACISM COUNCIL

Antiracism work is overseen by the school’s governing bodies in collaboration with the Antiracism Council focusing on the following key areas:

People


Our People committee focus is to expand Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) representation throughout the CWS population including leadership and collaborative circles, the teaching and administration faculty, and the student body. By ensuring voices of people of color are heard and included, CWS will be better able to fulfil the social mission of Waldorf education.




Policy


Our Policy committee focus is to review and revise our mission, vision, and values to ensure that racial justice, equity, and inclusion are foundational elements of school philosophy, culture, and policy.




Curriculum


Our Curriculum committee focus is to help our faculty to reimagine Waldorf pedagogy through examination of both Rudolf Steiner’s indications and educational ideas that are racist and/or white-centric or Eurocentric pedagogical and curricular practices; and, crucially, the discovery, curation, collection, and sharing of pedagogical practices and curriculum in support of racial equity and justice.
Learn more specifics throughout the year by signing up to receive Waldorf Weekly emails here.




Culture


Our Culture committee focus is to examine our presently white-normative school culture, illuminate cultural norms that reinforce white supremacy, and catalyze inclusive change toward an antiracist, positively multi-ethnic, thoughtful, egalitarian, and loving culture for our school.





COUNCIL MEMBERS

Nathan Zeigler, Chair 

Lindsey Armor. Development Director 

Naimah Bilal, Parent
Esly Caldwell, Parent
Karen Crick, Enrollment Director

Susan Gray, Administrative Director

Shawn Scott, Grandparent

Tracy Moss, Parent

Kate Reidel, Lower School Teaching Faculty

Emily Oudomsouk, Lower School Teaching Faculty

Kendra Pressley, Admin and HS Teaching Faculty

Contact the Antiracist Council anytime at antiracism@cinciwaldorf.org.

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People


Our People committee focus is to expand Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) representation throughout the CWS population including leadership and collaborative circles, the teaching and administration faculty, and the student body. By ensuring voices of people of color are heard and included, CWS will be better able to fulfil the social mission of Waldorf education.




Policy


Our Policy committee focus is to review and revise our mission, vision, and values to ensure that racial justice, equity, and inclusion are foundational elements of school philosophy, culture, and policy.




Curriculum


Our Curriculum committee focus is to help our faculty to reimagine Waldorf pedagogy through examination of both Rudolf Steiner’s indications and educational ideas that are racist and/or white-centric or Eurocentric pedagogical and curricular practices; and, crucially, the discovery, curation, collection, and sharing of pedagogical practices and curriculum in support of racial equity and justice.
Learn more specifics throughout the year by signing up to receive Waldorf Weekly emails here.




Culture


Our Culture committee focus is to examine our presently white-normative school culture, illuminate cultural norms that reinforce white supremacy, and catalyze inclusive change toward an antiracist, positively multi-ethnic, thoughtful, egalitarian, and loving culture for our school.