Ritenour Hosting “Conversations about Race in a Safe Space” for Students, Families and Staff
The Ritenour School District will be hosting a series of virtual sessions titled “Conversations about Race in a Safe Space” for students, families and staff during summer break. The sessions will be designed to allow for a safe space for facilitated conversation to discuss the inequities and biases toward people of color in our schools and society. Learn more in this video by D'Corey Jordan, Ritenour Middle School student.
“Our role as educators is to create the opportunities for conversation and take the position of listening to the hurt, the anger, the confusion and the pain of our students, families and staff to promote change,” said Ritenour Superintendent Dr. Chris Kilbride.
The meetings are organized by Ritenour counselors, social workers and student leaders. All meetings will take place in an online Zoom format and can be accessed on a computer or phone. Participants are asked to RSVP and will be sent the login information via email for their session each week.
Anyone interested is asked sign up to attend sessions at two different dates and times:
Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Meeting dates are: June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27)
Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Meeting dates are: June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29)
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: The Ritenour School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Administrator for Student Services - Ritenour School District, 2420 Woodson Road St Louis, MO 63114 (314) 493-6055. Further information on notice of non-discrimination may be obtained from the Office of Civil Rights, (800) 421-3481.