March 19, 2013 at 7:00pm
Harbor Day School Moiso
This workshop explores how humans formulate assumptions and expectations about “ the other” based on hair and other visual cues. Leveraging the research of Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Claude Steele, Dr. Joshua Aronson, and Dr. Derald Wing Sue, as well as using sociological and pedagogical conceptual frameworks, the workshop facilitates participants’ engagement in interactive activities and sharing of best practices. As educators, parents, guardians and concerned adults, our ultimate goal is to deepen knowledge and refine skills to inform our collective support of the development of successful and compassionate 21st century citizens.Hair Me Out! Has been effective in heightening awareness around issues of diversity in an inclusive manner without diluting the message.
RSVP to this event Bio for Derrick Gay
Derrick Gay is a nationally renown educational consultant with 15 years of independent school , having served as senior administrator at the Nightingale-Bamford School and dean of students at L’Académie de Paris, and having taught Spanish and French at Groton, Wilmington Friends , and The Masters School.
Currently, Mr. Gay collaborates with schools domestically and abroad to foster more- inclusive communities.
Mr Gay has worked with many West Coast schools including Sage Hill, The Webbs Schools, The Archer School, and Catlin Gabel facilitating trainings to faculty and staff, designing strategic plans with administrators and boards, and working directly with students and parents .Additionally, Mr. Gay maintains an ongoing relationship with Collegiate School ,The Trevor Day School, Interschool and Hewitt in New York City; Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire; and The Westminster School in Atlanta.
Mr. Gay holds an MA from Columbia University, a BA from Oberlin College and a BM from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music . He also maintains an active operatic career and is proficient in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.