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JEDI Committee

The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee consists of representatives committed to personal and systemic anti-racist practice and change within Great Lakes Waldorf Institute (GLWI) and the broader Waldorf community. They are a joint board, faculty, staff, student, Waldorf parent, and community member committee, consisting of representatives who have a demonstrated commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Committee members have a significant role in the development of strategies and best practices and strive to offer guidance, policies, and procedures to deeply integrate diverse perspectives and backgrounds into GLWI and GLWI’s students’ teaching. 

The overarching goal of the Committee is to drive lasting, systemic change within GLWI and the wider Waldorf community. Members strive to improve GLWI’s culture and teaching program to create an educational, inclusive, and culturally responsive experience that empowers GLWI students to develop personal anti-racist teaching practice and implement systemic change within their own environments. The Committee develops, explains, and promotes strategies and best practices within the realms of racial, social, socioeconomic, religious, disability, sexual, and gender diversity.




Amber Chavez - Committee Chair Co-Chair

Moriya Russell - Board Member and Committee Co-Chair

Gyasi Kress - Board Member

Monika Sutherland - Faculty

Dawn VanKley-Imes - Faculty

Faiza Hashim - GLWI Student

Halle Luksich - GLWI Student

Committee Members

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