by Priya Mistry, Director of Community Initiatives
Pivotal is responding to the murder of George Floyd and the protests that are happening around the country and here at home, with conversations about Black Lives Matters and racial justice. This month, we invite all Pivotal high school, college, and alumni scholars to Pivotal Perspectives Social Justice Dialogue. It will be a safe space for scholars to discuss their thoughts and concerns about race relations, talk about ways to cope in difficult times, and think about how to be active change participants. One session will be open to high school scholars and the other is designed for post-secondary scholars and Pivotal alumni.
We’re thrilled to partner with Delrisha White, Ed.M. to moderate this discussion. Delrisha is a dynamic social impact leader who confronts educational inequity, racial, and socioeconomic injustice through education and storytelling. As a former Pivotal coach, who also experienced growing up in foster care, she is well poised to support the young adults in our program. In addition to moderating this important discussion, Delrisha has provided training for our coaches to support them with tools, resources, and discussion to help their students.