ISS Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
ISS has been a strong proponent of DEIJ in the international school sector. Many events over the past two years have caused us to redouble our efforts both internally and externally. As a global organization with a wide-reach in the international school community we can help spark progress across the international school sector, but only if we hold ourselves accountable and model the change we aspire to effect.
Introducing the DEIJ Learning to Action Institute
Join other leaders in the international education community and ISS experts in learning how to effectively promote, facilitate, and lead change grounded on anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. This workshop series meets once a month and allows school leaders to collaborate in small cohorts and develop actionable plans for improving schools’ DEIJ principles. Registration includes recordings of all workshops, as well as access to course materials.
Let this be a catalytic moment where we acknowledge and address the systemic prejudices and biases in ourselves, in schools and in organizations around the world. We believe in the dignity of all, the benefit of cross-cultural perspectives, and the power of diverse, inclusive, equitable and just communities. Together, not apart, we can make a world of difference. We can do better and we must do better.
ISS Antiracism Plan
We recognize that our Progress to Date and 2021-2022 Priorities are preliminary steps on what will be an ongoing journey toward more antiracist behavior and outcomes. Read the annual update on the ISS Antiracism Plan
ISS Antiracism Padlet
We have curated this antracism padlet, which is updated regularly. Explore a collection of BIPOC voices, media, history, and joy. You’ll also find resources for educating yourself and students about antiracism and systemic racism, and steps for change. Read the Antiracism Padlet
Join Angeline Aow, international educator and international school consultant, and learn about the journey into international education and the decisions that go into finding your dream school.
Journey into the life of international counselor Cheryl-Ann Weekes and learn about the real benefits, struggles, and stories of a career in international education.
The new ISS Director of DEIJ details the efforts taken and still needed in order to create meaningful change in international schools with regards to DEIJ principles.
Support Women’s Leadership
For nearly 20 years, ISS has been leading the ISS Mary Anne Haas Women’s Symposium to support women leadership through an ongoing series of virtual workshops and conversations.
“Like fighting an addiction, being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination.”
X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist