Civil Discourse, led by PreK- 12 Equity & Social Justice Director Alegria B. andhistory teacher Arta K., brought students and faculty into the gym to discuss the current state of American politics and brainstorm meaningful ways to have arguments.


The assembly was held over two days, with three hours each day spent learning to listen to others and respond to arguments. Alegria and Arta placed heavy emphasis on the impor- tance of understanding versus winning an argument.

Students were asked to take the Eggshellometer Survey so that the community could have data on how the student body felt about sharing their opinions at school.

A panel of faculty members spoke on their personal experiences that helped develop their political identities.