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Equity and Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series: LeDerick Horne on March 9

The 2022–2023 Equity & Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series continues March 9 with LeDerick Horne. Horne will present "Disability, Race and Identity” via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9.

LeDerick will share his own experience navigating special education classes and will give advice to help all students develop positive identities as people with disabilities. Strategies to help students reach their transition goals will be provided. The audience will also explore the intersectionality of disability, race, and identity to help them create more inclusive schools and communities. LeDerick’s personal story and poetry will also be shared during this talk.

The Equity and Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series is a program led by a number of independent schools to offer our communities and beyond the opportunity to connect, learn, and engage in topics around equity, inclusion, and antiracist education and action. The program invites speakers throughout the academic year to create access to recognized authors and speakers that engage participants in complex topics through dialogue and cross-cultural communication. View the full speaker lineup for the 2022-2023 series and RSVP for future events here.

The speaker series is sponsored by various independent schools in NWAIS, but aims to serve a public purpose by making this programming free and accessible to non-NWAIS schools and communities.

Learn more about Lakeside’s work in diversity, equity, and inclusion on our DEI webpage