Community Read

What If I Say the Wrong Thing?

25 Habits for Culturally Effective People

Oregon Episcopal School’s mission promises to "prepare students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.” 

Effective and impactful citizens are culturally competent. If you have been wondering what that means in day-to-day encounters with people, join us during the month of April in practicing the 25 Habits Verna Myers offers in her primer: What if I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits of Culturally Effective People.  

What Inspired This Community Read?

During the National Association of Episcopal Schools’ Conference OES Head Chaplain Phillip Craig, Middle School Chaplain Melissa Robinson, Religion and Philosophy Department Chair VJ Sathyaraj, and Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement Dori King, asked the question: what might we do together to support inclusivity work at OES? We returned to campus and spoke with Jenny Cleveland, Upper School Chaplain. This is our answer! 

To Participate in the Community Read:

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