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.
We hold regular meetings, and all parents, caregivers and staff are welcome to attend. Our first virtual meeting of the year is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. Register here.
Virtual Hispanic Libraries
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, our Anti-Racism Committee has created virtual libraries honoring Hispanic arts, culture, stories and more. You also can enter a raffle for a Scholastic gift card!
Virtual AAPI Libraries
In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, the Anti-Racism Committee created lower and upper school virtual libraries to elevate the voices, stories, cultural traditions, and contributions of the diverse AAPI community.
Stop Asian Hate
We stand together in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the wake of the recent tragedy and increased violence against these groups in recent months.
For meaningful ways to support the AAPI community and for resources if you have been affected by recent events, please visit https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co.
Together we can stomp out racism. #StopAsianHate
Black History Month Video Project
In honor of Black History Month, the RIS Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) worked with student volunteers to produce short videos on important Black figures from U.S. history. You can watch the videos below. Don't miss the culmination of our project, third-grader Madison singing the Black national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.