The Salvatorian Educator Embraces Diversity: "To embrace diversity means to believe in the strength of difference, connected by a common mission. A professional who embraces diversity works to achieve a high level of cultural competence and successfully manages issues across diverse populations as a dynamic, ongoing, developmental process that requires long term commitment and lifelong learning. A culturally competent educator eliminates barriers to learning and inclusion, and provides high quality experiences grounded in a respect for human dignity. We all contribute to and benefit from a broad spectrum of unique human qualities; diversity is the energy that propels our school community forward."
Click here to view the document sent to parents at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year to communicate the activities and events in support of this school-wide, year-long initiative to promote and encourage of community of diveristy and inclusion with intentional efforts throughour the school year.
DSHA's Dasher Dialogues series provides the school community with a safe space in which to discuss current events and their relation to issues of modern social justice. The two Dasher Dialogues listed below are just an excerpt of the program's wide reach.
11/14/17 dialogue on “Respectful Use of Language”:
Click here read about DSHA's response to the violence in Sherman Park during the summer of 2016. The school community held a panel discussion to help bring healing and hope to the city of Milwaukee.
Panelists included: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; Vincent Lyles, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Milwaukee; Dave Misky, Director of Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee; Steve O’Connell, Past President of the Sherman Park Community Association; LaShawndra Vernon, Executive Director of the Walnut Way Conservation Corporation; Capt. Boris Turcinovic, Captain of the 7th Distric of the Milwaukee Police Dept.; Joanne Johnson Sabir and Maanaan Sabir, owners of Milwaukee’s The Juice Kitchen; Mae Gates, DSHA ’17, and Libby Whelan, DSHA ’17 – both members of the DSHA Student Diversity Council.