Equity and Inclusion Summit

The Equity and Inclusion Summit was conceived by the Newark Academy Director of Equity and Inclusion and brings together Newark Academy students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff to discuss, identify, and recommend the next steps to becoming a more just and inclusive school. Ahead of the Summit, the Administration’s commitments will be shared with the community, which may inform the work that will be undertaken during this event. In order to foster dialogue and ensure that all voices are heard, breakout sessions will be provided in accordance to affiliations with Newark Academy.

The Summit is designed for current parents, returning students, alumni, faculty, and staff. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

All constituents are welcome to attend the Keynote by Dr. Eddie Moore between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m on July 2 as well as the Closing Talk by Rosetta Lee between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. The Zoom links for these two separate events will be shared via email on July 1st with those who have registered.
Schedule of Events
July 1, 2020 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
July 2, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Faculty and Staff
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   

All constituents are welcome to attend the keynote by Dr. Eddie Moore, which will take place on July 2 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., as well as the closing address by Rosetta Lee, which will take place on July 2 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. The Zoom links for these two separate events will be shared via email on July 1 with those who have registered.

Dr. Eddie Moore – Keynote Speaker

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in the world of academia, business, diversity and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity and cultural competency trainings and workshops for K-12 schools, community organizations, businesses, colleges and universities all across the world. Dr. Moore has presented at national and international conferences focusing on issues of diversity, youth, community, education, cultural competency, leadership, white privilege and other forms of oppression. Eddie is a dynamic, personal diversity consultant and public speaker. His presentations are interactive, fun, challenging, informative and practical and he is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and national educators, especially for his work with students K-16.

Tiffany Taylor Smith – Parent Session Speaker and Facilitator

For over 15 years, Taylor Smith has worked with education, business and community organizations to increase intercultural competence for both adults and students. In 2001, she founded TR Taylor Consulting, LLC., (now Culture Learning Partners) to help build better cross-cultural relations, navigate cultural diversity and increase cultural equity.

She has worked as a consultant with Indiana Wesleyan University since 2013 to help develop and deploy an institution-wide diversity and inclusion strategy. She completed more than 25 on-site sessions at the main campus and its regional educational centers, and served as project manager during the past year for the development of web-based multicultural awareness training. In 2016, she consulted with the president and executive team at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, to design and facilitate a two-day team retreat focused on increasing intercultural competence. She is currently executive director for inclusive excellence education and professional development at the University of Dayton.

Rosetta Lee – Closing Speaker and Faculty/Staff Facilitator

Rosetta Lee serves Seattle Girls’ School in dual roles. SGS is an innovative school for Junior High School girls, aiming to empower women leaders and change agents and dedicating its energies to a diverse community of students and faculty, an anti-bias mission, and an integrated curriculum. As a faculty member, Rosetta teaches subjects such as science, math, technology, art, ethics, social justice, and more. As a professional outreach specialist, she designs and delivers trainings for all constituencies of the school community, as well as the local and national educational and nonprofit sectors.

Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of topics, including cross-cultural communication, identity development, implicit and unconscious bias, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, and bullying in schools. Rosetta has presented at numerous conferences and nonprofit organizations such as the White Privilege Conference, Junior League, and City Year. She has also worked with over 200 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, as well as a number of colleges and universities. She has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, as well as NAIS' diversity think-tank cadre, Call to Action.

André Lee – Alumni Speaker and Facilitator