Now in its fourth year, the Golden Bridges Social Justice Committee is an advisory and inquiry body made up of parents, faculty, and administrators committed to supporting Golden Bridges in becoming a truly beloved community. The essential question that guides all of our work is: What do we need to know, do and be to bring an anti-racist, intersectional social justice lens to every aspect of our school community?
GBS Social Justice Priorities 2019 & 2020
In November, 2018, we recommended priorities for the Golden Bridges School community in our ongoing quest to become more inclusive and socially just. These priorities will inform the work and planning of the Social Justice Committee for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.
Read our Priorities Memo
Committee & Governance
It is a priority to the Golden Bridges Social Justice Committee that our decision-making reflects our values, norms, and goals. We strive not to replicate systemic oppressive patterns that give white, cisgendered, heteronormative, and/or Judeo-Christian people more authority and power than people of color or other marginalized peoples.
We practice full transparency about decision-making and hold accountable the people who make decisions that impact the committee or the school community at large, as it relates to issues of social justice. Committee members or school community members who believe a decision made by the Social Justice Committee is harmful should bring their concern to one of the two group facilitators/moderators, as listed in the subcommittee and roles spreadsheet.
Read our Governance Document
Any member of our community (a parent of a child currently enrolled at Golden Bridges School or faculty or staff member) is welcome to attend a Social Justice meeting at any time, without any expectation that they will continue to attend meetings. If you plan to attend, we ask that you first read this article, "Changing the Discourse in Schools," so that you will understand our approach to communication. Thank you!
This group meets monthly, on Tuesdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm with parents and teachers.
Tuesdays, 7-9pm at 65 Ocean Ave
"One of the reasons I feel so passionate about our school is not just the amazing teachers, staff and children, but the parents. As I have seen over the four years I have been a part of this community, our parents are capable of almost anything."
Please contact Allyson Ritger or Anna Ghosh for questions related to the Social Justice Committee.
Upcoming 2019 School Year Events
Sunday June 2nd, 10am-1pm
203 Cotter Street
RSVP to this FREE event!
Watch Liz Kleinrock's TED Salon, "How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics"
Join GBS for a community event on Saturday March 23rd as we welcome award winning educator LIZ KLEINROCK for a Q& A workshop on Social Inclusion in Schools
Concerned about bullying in your child's school? Want to help foster social harmony for your children but not sure where to start? Join esteemed social justice educator Liz Kleinrock for a workshop on "Fostering Social Inclusion."
Liz will host a 90 minute Q&A talk on how to address bullying and foster social inclusion in the classroom and other community settings. Parents and educators will have a chance to ask questions and bring up real-life problems with Ms. Kleinrock.
Suggested donation - $20
Childcare available for children 3+ contact Jessie@GoldenBridgesSchool.org for details
Sign up for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fostering-inclusionqa-workshop-with-social-justice-educator-liz-kleinrock-tickets-58148508755
FREE Documentary Film Screening of "Crime and Punishment"
Please join our Social Justice Committee for a private screening of Crime and Punishment, an award-winning documentary that tells the story of the "NYPD 12," twelve brave police officers who are suing New York City and New York Police Department over forced racial quotas.
Tuesday, January 29th at 6:30pm
The Little Roxie
Click here to reserve your ticket! The Eventbrite password to reserve tickets is: GBS.
We also encourage you to stay for a Q&A and discussion after the film. Thank you to Eric Metzgar, Golden Bridges Parent and producer/editor of the film, for this special screening.
RAD GIRLS CAN free community event: a family and community conversation with author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl of "Rad Women Worldwide" and "Rad Women A-Z"
Saturday November 3rd, 2018
Golden Bridges Farm, 203 Cotter St.
Golden Bridges School has partnered with SF-CESS for the past three years in order to train and facilitate faculty and parent conversations, and guide us in creating an equitable, inclusive and culturally competent school that challenges the hegemony and discourse found in schools. We are grateful to the Small Change Foundation grant for awarding GBS the funds for this vital training of two faculty and two parents every year.
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