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The Black Experience at HB: Listening & Learning Sessions

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In recent weeks, members of the Hathaway Brown community have shared their experiences about being a Black student in an independent school. These stories demonstrate that we have much reflection and work to do regarding race, diversity, equity, and inclusion. To those who have bravely shared: We see you, we hear you, we love, and we want to do better.

As an HB alumna, you’re invited to listening and learning sessions to share your experiences and stories with school administrators and board members. The goal is to listen, learn, and work collaboratively with you as we shape our future. Three dates have been established and additional sessions may be added. We have begun these conversations with our current students as well, and we intend to continue that dialogue with them in the fall.

The Black Alumnae Experience at HB: Listening and Learning
All alumnae are welcome to attend.

  • Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. EST
  • Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. EST

The listening and learning sessions are intentionally small and limited to 25 participants to allow for open and honest dialogue. All are welcome to attend; this isn’t intended to be an affinity space, however, we ask that priority to share and speak be given to alumnae that identify as Black/African-American/African Heritage. To ensure all are able to participate in the conversation, the sessions will be moderated by Toni Cross, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Student Life. Head of School Fran Bisselle and Board President Helen Rankin Butler ’87 will also be on the Zoom conference call. Register to attend.

Participants will receive a link and access instructions the day prior to the session. If you are unable to attend, but want to share your stories, feedback, or solutions, please email Toni at diversity@hb.edu.

Thank you for joining the journey to make HB a safe and inclusive place for all and the alma mater—Latin for nourishing mother—that it was intended to be.


Dana Lovelace Capers ’86
Director of Alumnae Relations

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