The Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) seeks to engage the RIS community in meaningful discussions and conscious actions that promote racial equity and combat the many forms of racism.
Announcing the RIS Community Cookbook
Our community cookbook is hot off the presses! Please consider participating in our very special launch event: a recipe tasting! Learn more here.
Black History Month Video Project 2023
Once again, the ARC is working with student volunteers to create one-minute videos on important figures in Black history in honor of Black History Month. A new video will be posted every school day in February. Each day's video will be posted on the RIS website and on social media, or you can view all of them on the ARC YouTube channel.
This amazing project, which began in 2021, has been featured in SPS Shout-Outs and was covered by News Channel 12.
• Black History Month 2021 and 2022 videos
• News Channel 12 feature
Additional instructions are available here. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Erica Carryl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Hispanic Libraries
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, check out our virtual libraries honoring Hispanic arts, culture, stories and more.
Virtual AAPI Libraries
In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, the Anti-Racism Committee has updated their lower and upper school virtual libraries to elevate the voices, stories, cultural traditions, and contributions of the diverse AAPI community.
We've put together a resource list for parents and children to further our efforts. It includes books, videos, podcasts and more and is available here. If you have a resource you'd like us to add or would like more information about our committee, please contact us at email@example.com.
About the ARC
The ARC will use the IB learner profile attributes to guide our work. Committee meetings take place monthly and are open to the entire RIS community. By sharing personal experiences and discussing anti-racist scholarship and ideas, the ARC aims to increase the community’s empathic knowledge regarding issues of racism and to explore tangible ways to apply these principles at RIS.