Whitfield Hosts Holocaust Speaker via Live Webinar
On Monday, April 27, 2020 in lieu of “live” afternoon eLearning classes, Whitfield students, family members, and faculty & staff had the opportunity to hear from Holocaust speaker Vera Emmons. Over 500 attendees participated in the webinar via Zoom and YouTube. At the conclusion of the presentation, questions were moderated by Director of Equity & Inclusion Dr. Anna Warbelow, Middle School Director Jarrett Young, and Social Studies Department faculty member Dr. Michał Kwiecień. Following the Q&A, students met in their Advisories to discuss the presentation in small groups.
"I can’t imagine a more meaningful way to use this time together as a community than listening to and discussing a story that emphasizes Whitfield’s Habits of Mind & Heart—particularly cultural competence and good citizenship—builds empathy, and reminds us of the impact one person can have when they choose to act bravely as an upstander," said Dr. Warbelow.