Social Justice Committee
Now in its seventh 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?
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!
Meetings are held monthly on Tuesdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm.
Sept 22, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 9, Mar 16, April 20, May 18
Articles for Adults
"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."
GBS Social Justice Priorities
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 inform the work and planning of the Social Justice Committee.
Read our Priorities Memo
Please contact Allyson Ritger for questions related to the Social Justice Committee.
Watch Liz Kleinrock's TED Salon, "How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics"
Saturday March 23rd, 2019 Q& A workshop on Social Inclusion in Schools with award winning educator LIZ KLEINROCK
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."
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.
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences."