Diversity Day examines systemic racism

On Monday, January 21, Choate students, faculty, and staff will participate in this year's Diversity Day program.

This year's program will welcome André Robert Lee, producer of the documentary I'm Not Racist...Am I? The documentary follows 12 teens from New York City as they navigate questions about race and privilege through a series of workshops and discussions with their friends, their families, and each other. The film is just one part of a larger initiative called Deconstructing Race, developed by The Calhoun School in New York, N.Y., that encourages conversations about structural systemic racism and sparks those conversations into action.

Viewings of the film will be followed by a 30-minute Q & A, led by Lee. Throughout the day, students will attend a selection of student-led workshops designed to dig deeper into specific topics concerning race, bias, privilege, and more.