Dear Miss Hall’s Alumnae,
We are currently experiencing a crucial moment of reckoning in the United States, where institutions of all kinds are being forced to confront their roles with the systemic racism, inequity, and discrimination embedded into the fabric of our country.
Miss Hall’s School is guided by a powerful mission and core values of respect, honor, authenticity, and growth. As stewards of this mission, and as advisors to the Head of School, members of the Board of Trustees need to know when we haven’t lived up to our mission and values and need to acknowledge the effects of racism, exclusion, and bias in our community.
We resolve to listen intentionally in order to repair and grow. Only by hearing voices that may have been silenced and by confronting our own history will we be able to overcome and move forward as a community. This is why the Miss Hall’s Board of Trustees is encouraging Black alumnae and other alumnae of color to share their stories.
You are invited to participate in small-group listening spaces in which Trustees will see you and hear your voices:
• Tuesday July 7, at 9:00 a.m. EST - Black@MissHall’s listening session
• Thursday, July 9, at 12:00 p.m. EST - Black@MissHall’s listening session
• Thursday, July 16, at 7:00 p.m. EST - POC@MissHall’s listening session for alumnae who identify as people of color.
If you wish to share your story more privately, please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We believe that by listening deeply to our alumnae, we will be able to co-create a plan to move forward.
This is a moment of transformational change around the world, and we are committed to act, based on the important foundational work MHS has undertaken
in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Thank you in advance for your courage and generosity of spirit that will inform the work of making Miss Hall’s a truly anti-racist school.
— Nancy Gustafson Ault ’73
On behalf of the Miss Hall’s Board of Trustees