Join us at an Upcoming DEI Cafe!

The DEI Cafe is an opportunity to explore justice-informed practices. Through speakers, equity-oriented activities, and readings, we will grow and learn together in community. Employees, Parents/Guardians, and Alumni are encouraged to attend.

DEI Cafes are being scheduled periodically and as the dates are set, we will update this page with upcoming events. If you have questions please let us know by emailing: dei-events@oes.edu.

Parent/Guardian DEI Cafe With Rosetta Lee: Parenting With Identity in Mind

April 9, 2024
7-8:30 p.m. PDT
Virtual Event via Zoom

Save the date for our next parent/guardian DEI Cafe on April 9, 7–8:30 p.m. with renowned independent school leader Rosetta Lee. How do we learn about our various group identities like female, African American, Buddhist, gay, middle class, etc.? Why do some people develop proud and healthy self identity and others experience own-group shame and hatred? Learn how we can, in age appropriate ways, instill positive self identity in our children and coach them to be positive influences on others' identities. Together, we can co-create inclusive communities that work toward success for all. Please sign up below to secure your spot and receive a zoom link prior to the virtual event.

Rosetta Lee serves Seattle Girls’ School in dual roles. SGS is an innovative school for Junior High School girls and nonbinary youth, aiming to empower leaders and change agents and dedicating its energies to a diverse community of students and faculty, an anti-bias mission, and an integrated curriculum. As a faculty member, Rosetta teaches subjects such as science, math, technology, art, ethics, social justice, and more. As an outreach specialist, she designs and delivers trainings internally for the SGS community as well as externally for schools, nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses.

Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of topics, including cross cultural communication, identity development, implicit and unconscious bias, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, affinity groups, and bullying in schools. She has worked with over 350 K-12 schools throughout the country, along with over 100 colleges and universities, nonprofits, businesses, and more.

Resources for Diversifying Literature in Your Home

The following links are great resources for diversifying literature in your home library, and for helping make choices that provide "windows and mirrors" for your children.