We stand with our international colleagues, our schools and other organisations around the world to share our abhorrence at the injustice and discrimination faced by Black and Ethnic Minority communities in the UK and beyond. We acknowledge the pain that has been experienced by those communities for multiple generations and the block such discrimination places on their ability to progress and live out their hopes and dreams in life,
The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship understands and acknowledges our role in influencing the culture in our schools. We also recognise the lack of diversity at all levels in our movement, including our own organisation, and how this lack perpetuates the existing systems of discrimination. We will strive to do more through our work to challenge systemic racism by listening more, deepening our commitment to recognizing personal implicit and explicit biases; talking about, confronting, and responding to racism in our organisations and schools; and supporting Steiner Waldorf teachers to become anti-racist educators.
We commit to working together to create communities where each and every child, family and educator can thrive regardless of racial heritage, gender, religious belief or sexuality. We will search for ways to offer meaningful change.
We are immediately consulting our schools about what measures we will be taking as individual schools and as a movement to tackle these issues.