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Cultural Competency Training for all Employees of Phillips Exeter Academy

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On February 20th, 2017, the Afro-Latino Exonian Society (ALES) met with Principal MacFarlane to discuss the ALES proposal. We expressed the demands of our members and in doing so, we shared our anonymously submitted narratives of racial prejudice that has occurred during our time at Phillips Exeter Academy. It has been over 100 days and we have not received any word about the proposal’s progress. With this petition, we are specifically focusing on one item from our proposal:

"Required, ongoing, cultural competency training for all Academy employees. Individuals who are well-trained to handle issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc. are essential to creating an atmosphere in which students feel safe at the Harkness table and the community at large. In the same way that all employees are required to participate in sexual harassment/ boundaries training, they should be required to participate in training the expands their knowledge of diversity, social consciousness, and critical self-awareness, to better identify and address issues of equity. All individuals and departments should partake in critical self-assessment, and devise a plan to develop cultural competencies over time."

You can contact the Dean of Faculty at (603) 777 3405 or the Dean of Students at (603) 777 3411.

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