Wildcats for Equity Q and A Series
The Wildcats for Equity Q and A series is designed to give parents and community members a deeper understanding of some of the ways Westminster works toward equity and inclusion on campus, as well as tools you can use to help your family discuss and work through these topics. These conversations are released periodically in the Weekly Parent Update, and this page serves as an archive of past Q and A sessions.
The Wildcats for Equity Q and A Series is designed to give you a deeper understanding of some of the ways Westminster works toward equity and inclusion on campus, as well as tools you can use to help your family discuss and work through these topics. In the first installment, Lower School Counselor Camille May talks to our communications staff about what “courageous conversations” are and how they cultivate both empathy and agency. Camille has been working in school environments for nearly nine years and enjoys helping families navigate life's challenges. She holds master's and specialist degrees in school counseling.
- Q: “Courageous conversation” is a term we’ve been using around school, particularly when we talk about racial reconciliation. What is a courageous conversation?
- Q: When are students having these conversations at Westminster?
- Q: What about at home? When and how can parents try to have these conversations?
- Q: Should parents do any kind of preparation?
- Q: Why does learning to have a courageous conversation matter?