The Office of Student Life sponsors a number of programs and events annually that afford members of the Tabor community with opportunities to engage with each other and to learn more about and celebrate the beauty of variety within the human experience. Monthly dialogues (“Cultural Conversations” and “Lunch & Learn”) highlight social justice issues from across the globe and the impact of those issues on the Tabor community. Evening theme dinners, outings to film screenings, participation in cultural celebrations, and interschool gatherings help to buttress and provide a framework for the knowledge gained from group discussions.
In partnership with the Co-Directors of Equity and Inclusion, the Diversity Leadership Council conducts workshops with student leaders and in-house professional development seminars for faculty. External consultants and organizations, like Diversity Directions, the Association for Independent Schools of New England, and the National Association for Independent Schools, provide further professional development opportunities for faculty and staff on the topics of diversity and inclusion. Students who are interested in social justice education and training have the opportunity to attend the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference, the AISNE High School Students of Color Conference, the Asian American Footsteps Conference and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Massachusetts Conference.