Spring 2021

Lives That Speak

Baratunde Thurston ’95 on comedy, pain, and how to make a better world through the stories we tell.

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The Year of Living Dangerously

Sidwell Friends alumni journalists balance ethical reporting and critical thinking as they discuss covering the extraordinary events of 2020, while, like all Americans, living through them.

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Challenge Accepted

The Auxiliary Programs team stares down the intricacies and wonders of logistics, takes childcare and the campus to the next level —and comes out on top.

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Department Articles

Parents vs. The Pandemic
By Sacha Zimmerman

Cristina Faz (P ’20, ’24, ’28) and Robert Kang (P ’23, ’25,’27) became co-clerks of the Sidwell Friends Parents Association (PA) last spring amid the socially distant and wildly uncertain first wave of COVID-19. 

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Challenge Accepted
By Kristen Page

The Auxiliary Programs team stares down the intricacies and wonders of logistics, takes childcare and the campus to the next level —and comes out on top.

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The Year of Living Dangerously
By Sacha Zimmerman

Sidwell Friends alumni journalists balance ethical reporting and critical thinking as they discuss covering the extraordinary events of 2020, while, like all Americans, living through them.

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On Campus News

Uniting Against Anti-Asian Violence

Together let us hold in the Light the victims of last night’s Atlanta area murders. Their families and communities have our deepest sympathies. Sidwell Friends School wholly condemns this violence and deplores the ongoing racism committed against Asian Americans.

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Uniting Against Anti-Asian Racism

Sidwell Friends has an obligation to confront and teach this history and unequivocally condemns the ongoing presence of anti-Asian racism.  As a Quaker school, we must eliminate hate, deepen understanding, and promote unity in diversity.

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Giving Voice to the Asian American Experience

In the wake of recent news reports of harassment and assaults against Asian Americans, it is worth noting that anti-Asian racism and hate crimes are not new in America. How do we lift more voices to inspire awareness and effect change?  

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Endowing Equity, Justice, and Community

The concept of repairing the world has motivated Lora and Jeffrey Drezner (P ’03, ’06, GP ’34) throughout their lives and careers as healthcare and educational professionals. It also drives their philanthropic endeavors.

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