Black Lives Matter Leadership Statement
ISK sees the pain of Black communities in the United States and around the world in the wake of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police. We acknowledge the profound effect that racially motivated violence and systemic injustice has on our colleagues, students and our extended community and their families. We stand united with our colleagues and community during this time, fully supporting and understanding the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement in our global and Kenyan community.
We as a learning community also recognize that words of support and solidarity must be accompanied by concrete and meaningful action. The Leadership Team will continue to support the important work that ISK’s Diversity Committee has done, and seeks to further grow and deepen our school's commitment to equity, inclusion and justice work. This starts with honest and vulnerable reflection on hidden bias, White privilege, and other impediments to true progress. We see this work being woven into each of the three strategic focus areas next year: teaching and learning, wellbeing, and intentionally expanding our inclusive community. We are committed to listening, learning and taking meaningful action to create a more socially just environment in our shared humanity and ISK community.