October 1, 2019

Voices Envisioned, 2019–20

Now in its thirteenth year, Voices Envisioned is a series of events for Oakwood students, their families, and our faculty/staff/administrators to explore important issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Oakwood welcomes Elizabeth Denevi, PhD!
October 22, 2019
7–9pm | Oakwood Secondary Campus Community Room

Co-founder of Teaching While White, Elizabeth Denevi works with schools nationally to increase equity, promote diversity pedagogy, and implement strategic processes for growth and development. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Elizabeth will engage attendees in a thought-provoking conversation exploring critical questions including How do we measure success—what does it look like, sound like, feel like to be “racially literate”?


Oakwood School and SoCal POCIS co-host an evening with Robin DiAngelo, PhD
January 14, 2020
7–9pm | Oakwood Secondary Campus Community Room

Robin DiAngelo is an academic, lecturer and author working in the fields of Critical discourse analysis and Whiteness studies. She received her PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in Seattle. She has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice. She has numerous publications and books. Her most recent book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. Oakwood K-12 faculty/staff/admin are collectively reading White Fragility.