The Review

In their third PerSPECtives volume, SPEC encouraged readers to use educational resources to learn about the election and political issues.

SPEC, Unity Council promote safe spaces for political discussion

Mia Hong and Annie Jones November 20, 2020

As news outlets called states and made predictions three days after the polls closed, many students frantically checked electoral votes at every opportunity. “I felt anxious about the results,”...

In their first Summer Series forum, Unity Council representatives focused on the origins of the Black Lives Matter Movement and why

Unity Council addresses social justice issues in Summer Series

Max Beard, Copy Editor September 11, 2020
Over the summer, Unity Council hosted a series of four forums that addressed "All Lives Matter,” performative wokeness, white fragility and systemic racism.
The SAS and Unity Council forum covered certain barriers that often prevent people of color from seeking and receiving adequate treatment.

Students Against Stigma and Unity Council host forum on mental health in people of color

Fareen Dhuka and Julia Smith March 5, 2020
Students Against Stigma partnered with Unity Council on Feb. 6 to host a forum about the impacts mental health can have on people of color.
Community rallies after racist incident

Community rallies after racist incident

Shani Israel, Senior Copy Editor March 8, 2019
The community rallied together after a student posted a racist story on Snapchat at the African American Affinity Group assembly.
Hundreds of students and faculty packed the Chao Room for the forum.

Students lead forum on diversity following racist social media post

Laney Chang and Abigail Poag February 11, 2019
After an Upper School student posted a racist comment on his private Snapchat story, about 200 of outraged and concerned students packed into the Chao Room for a forum promoting dialogue about diversity and inclusion on campus.
WHEE leaders Schuyler Gustafson ('18) and Katie Smith ('18) helped organize the sexual assault forum.

Unity Council and WHEE host forum on sexual assault

Noura Jabir, Laney Chang, and Abigail Poag April 28, 2018
On April 19, Unity Council and WHEE hosted a forum where students could discuss power dynamics and sexual assault.
Guien held a sit-down discussion with the other students at the meeting.

Unity Council Speaker Series: Mia Guien

Noura Jabir, Abigail Poag, and Laney Chang April 13, 2018
On April 10, senior Mia Guien spoke to students about her experiences as a Chicana student at SJS.

Political clubs gather to debate NFL protests

Lily McCullough, Staff Writer October 17, 2017
On Tuesday, Oct 10th, JSA, Unity Council and SPEC discussed and debated NFL players' decision to kneel during the national anthem.
Unity Council leaders led the forum, which had a record number of students attending.

First Unity Council forum addresses Charlottesville reactions

Noura Jabir, Staff Writer September 21, 2017
The first Unity Council public forum of the school year allowed students to express their feelings and views regarding the Charlottesville tragedy.
Dr. Frank Dobson, far back and center, converses with students during a Q&A session.

Unity Council assembly addresses reconciliation, forgiveness

Sophia Kontos, Staff Writer March 28, 2017
During the Unity Council assembly, Dr. Frank Dobson from Vanderbilt University discussed how to approach tension and reconcile past mistakes.
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