Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Meet the DEIB TeaM

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Rosanna Salcedo

    Rosanna Salcedo 

    Dean of Equity and Inclusion
    781-398-8356
  • Photo of Shadrach Sommers-Dehaney

    Shadrach Sommers-Dehaney 

    Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
    781-398-8382
  • Photo of Yadira Valdez

    Yadira Valdez 

    Director of Student Programs for Equity & Inclusion, Residential Faculty
    781-398-8393

"I care deeply about helping CSW to be an equitable and informed community."

"I chose to join the IDEA Committee because I care deeply about helping CSW to be an equitable and informed community. I feel that as a white person, it is my responsibility to put in the personal and actionable work towards dismantling white supremacy... In a community that prides itself on its dedication to social justice, I believe it is imperative that our actions match our intentions."

— Ella '21

Annual Events

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  • Culture Fest

    Culture Fest is a celebration of the diversity of cultures within the CSW community. This event showcases dances, musical performances, and other celebrated facets of our shared and different cultures.
  • Michael Feldman ’67 Social Justice Day

    Each spring, CSW holds an annual school-wide event known as the Michael H. Feldman Social Justice Day. Formerly known as Law Day, the event was established in 1975 by Shirley and Roger Feldman in memory of their son, Michael Feldman ’67. The event explores various viewpoints on important legal and social issues of the day, creating opportunities for student discussion and debate, as well as guest speakers and presentations. 

Social Justice

Social justice is a fundamental component of the CSW mission and curriculum, as we seek to cultivate culturally-aware, global citizens. In addition to our Social Justice Requirement—the first of its kind in the country—there are countless social justice-focused affinity groups, clubs, and organizations to get involved with. The school also hosts a number of annual community-wide events meant to educate, inspire, and build awareness. 

Reflections


In the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of The Gryphon, CSW's semi-annual alumni/ae magazine, members of the black and brown community at CSW past and present offer reflections on their experience at the school, highlighting the work that is yet to be done in our school's aspiration to be an anti-racist living, learning, and working environment. We hope you will give it a read.

Multi-Cultural Programming

In order to advance social justice and the common good, the Office of Equity & Inclusion  will continue to be both a proactive and responsive office; creating programs that educate, and empower our community yet flexible to deal with the constantly changing landscape of our students and adult community.
 
The faculty and staff at CSW, through collective and collaborative community power, commit to a conscious effort to be able to deal with the difficult conversations and meet the needs of all members of the CSW community.

We want to ensure that all students become critical thinkers through a multicultural and inclusive curriculum that is innovative, rigorous and implemented via all departments and offices. We strive to work on an academic program that addresses real world issues through the lenses of race, gender, culture, economic equity, peace, justice, and the environment will be the catalyst for developing our curriculum. Students are educated to be equipped to recognize unequal and unjust relationships and facilitate building safe, equitable sustainable and non-discriminatory communities.

Affinity, Interest, and Alliance Groups

Affinity, Alliance and Interest (AAI) groups allow likeminded individuals sharing a common interest or purpose to come together on a regular basis to discuss and explore the issues that matter to them. A list of current groups is below, though students are always welcome to start new initiatives!
 
Asian Affinity
Circle of Sisters
Community Service Committee
FemCo
GSA
GSM/QPOC
Interfaith
Jewish Culture Club
Men of Color
Mixed Affinity Group
Sociedad Latinx
Sustainability
TAGs (Transgender Affinity Group)
United Students of Color
White Students Against Racism

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.