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Gender, Sexuality and Consent

Seeking truth, a core Quaker testimony, has us listening to and reflecting on the student and adult experiences shared through social media, with outside experts via interviews, and through an online survey shared with our community. These stories are hard to face at times and they make clear that every one of us needs to do work, individually and collectively, to improve school culture so that all, students and adults, feel safe and valued at PC.

Specifically, accounts about sexual misconduct, homophobic statements and the sense of privilege some students demonstrate at the expense of others is a call to action for the PC community around gender equity, sexuality and consent education.

Faculty and staff will have time to reflect and discuss student and adult accounts in back-to-school in late August. Before those discussions, teachers have been asked to review the following resources related to gender equity, sexuality, and consent this summer.

General Information about Sexuality, Gender and Inclusivity

Sexual and Gender-Based Assault, Harassment, Consent and Rape Culture

Questions?

Contact Beth Glascott, Assistant Director of School.