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Diversity: Panel Moderated by Dr. Wise

Diversity: Panel Moderated by Dr. Val Wise

Sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competence, and Equity Committee (DICE) and the Board of Trustees, please join us for a robust panel discussion on diversity in everyday life.

NCRC as a school places a strong emphasis on being diverse and teaching diversity every day, however, diversity spills outside of the walls of Highland Place to our places of work and homes on a daily basis. How can we embrace diversity more completely so that we create the healthiest environment for our children and our families both inside and outside of NCRC?

Wednesday, March 7


Hillandale Club House

4000 Hillandale Drive NW

Washington, DC 20007

RSVP Required*

*Guests must RSVP for access to the Hillandale community, so please respond to either Rachna Bhatt or Robert Crawford, co-chairs of the DICE committee, no later than February 23rd.

Panel discussion topics will include:

  • Do children see/understand differences in terms of skin color, gender, family structure?
  • Is it too early to discuss differences in preschool? What is the right age?
  • How does NCRC address diversity issues? What language do they use? How can we, as parents, use that language at home to reinforce this learning?


Moderated by Dr. Wise, the panel will include Dr. Norma L. Day-Vines, Dr. Alida Anderson, and Dr. Richard Griffith. More information on the panelists can be found below.

Dr. Norma L. Day-Vines

Professor of Counseling and Human Development in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University.


Dr. Alida Anderson

Associate Professor in the School of Education at American University.


Dr. Richard Griffith

Dr. Richard L. Griffith is a licensed clinical psychologist in both the District of Columbia and Virginia. He currently serves as the Lower School Counselor at Sidwell Friends School.


Dinner & Conversation

Dinner & Conversation at Cafe Deluxe

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Join us on the evening of April 25, 2018 at Cafe Deluxe (3228 Wisconsin Ave NW) for dinner and conversation with fellow NCRC parents.

  • Topic: TBD
  • More information to follow
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