Social Justice and Equity Groups
Social justice and equity clubs meet biweekly to discuss current events and topics related to social identity, diversity, equity and justice. Please find below a listing of the current 2015-2016 social justice and equity clubs:
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
Pingree’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student group that promotes open dialogue and education about sexual orientation, homophobia, and gender stereotyping. We strive to create an inclusive school community that respects and supports individuals of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and we hope to help build a future in which all diversity is appreciated as a positive and enriching aspect of our human experience. All members of the school are invited to attend our bi-weekly meetings and to participate in events such as Day of Silence.
Pingree Multicultural Coalition (PMC)
This student-led group creates a safe place for students to discuss social justice, equity, and diversity topics inspired by current events. PMC also plans events that celebrate multiculturalism. Past events include school assemblies and an annual school-wide Multicultural Awareness Day.
Each year, the PMC holds a welcome reception for new families who self-identify as families of diversity to meet one another and other members of the community.
People of Color Affinity Group (POCC)
POCC is a safe place where students and faculty of color can come together to better communicate, understand, and address issues that come up for members in our community. The intent is to provide an opportunity for students and faculty to honestly engage in discussions about their experiences without feeling inhibited by the presence of people who do not share the same identity and experiences. POCC aims to support and empower people of color in our school community by letting students and faculty connect personally to share their common experiences.
Women Empowered (WE)
Women Empowered is a student-led organization focused on increasing community awareness concerning topics important to women. WE also seeks to create a safe environment for students to meet and discuss gender-related topics. We look forward to sponsoring and participating in organizations in our greater community that support women and their dreams. Within the Pingree community, WE plans to sponsor cross gender discussion days, dances, and movie nights.