Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Goodwin University Magnet School System

 Equity Statement 

The Goodwin University Magnet School System intentionally disrupts the historical imbalance of power and privilege that continues to marginalize our scholars and community. As a reflective system, we strive to eradicate the biases and prejudices of race, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, education, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, language, nationality, and religion that impact our scholars as they pursue their education. Therefore, we honor and affirm the diverse experiences of others to empower scholars to create a more just and equitable world.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging:

What's Next?

Here's what DEIB work you can expect in the 2023-2024 school year:

  • District Diversity In Action (DIA) committee meeting every second Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m. 

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://goodwin-edu.zoom.us/j/94913529532pwd=R29sU1prcVh5QjJ1OG5pM1YzTnVIQT09 Meeting ID: 949 1352 9532 Passcode: DIA

  • Implementation of building-based DIA Committees
  • Monthly 1/2 day Professional Development (PDs) will continue, led by building-level teams
  • Expanded enrichment programs and opportunities to be learning in the community

To learn more about our DEI work during the 2022-2023 school year, please click here

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: What our Scholars are learning and saying.

Shawnta Thompson, the DEIB Lead at the high school, leads a weekly student DEIB group comprised of scholars. Through this group scholars are able to explore thoughts, feelings, and concerns about diversity and what it truly means to be belong. At CT River Academy the guiding principles are Diversity, Awareness, and Action. Scholars in the DEIB group have created their own mission statement:

With an expanded DEIB lens used to view the work in progress, we hope to help others open their minds to explore what prejudice is and how learning what's present can cause harm if left unsaid. Honey will be our vehicle and take us deeper into the real world works. 

They have pledge to: 

1. Be verbal in announcements/acknowledgment 

2. Ask Questions

3. Have Accountability

4. Show Atonement 

5. Have Acceptance


All About The Work