The All Voices Family Alliance of Abington Friends School invites the community, our friends and neighbors, to join us as we play Point Made Learning’s American Dream Experience on Saturday, February 29 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a shared meal and reflective conversation. Spend some time in someone else’s shoes in this interactive board game that explores how bias, stereotypes, discrimination, and systemic inequity can block our path toward the “American Dream.”
- Increased awareness about race, class, gender, religion, disability, and sexuality.
- Stronger sense of empathy for people experiencing bias.
- Better understanding of the systems and policies influencing inequity.
- A plan for specific actions you can take to become more inclusive.
Game play will be facilitated by Mikael Israel, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at AFS, Nica Waters Fleming (P ’18, ’20) Lead Co-clerk of AVFA and Director of Technology and Co-director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Crefeld School , Kenniah Chestnut (P’32), Co-clerk for AVFA, local attorney. and other trained coordinators.
The timeframe for the morning is as follows:
- 9:30 a.m. – Welcome Remarks and Statement of Intention and Norms in the Berman Athletics Center. Light refreshments will be served.
- 10:00 a.m. – break in to sessions for facilitated play fo the American Dream Experience.
- 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – American Dream Experience game play.
- 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Shared meal and shared reflection in the Berman Athletics Center Multi-purpose Room.
Please register for this event so that we can properly plan for game play and food. This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring your friends and family who would enjoy this experience. We ask that participants be high school age or older in order to get the most out of this experience.
For more information, please contact Sloane Waldman, Director of Parent Engagement.