Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Since 2000, Union Academy has been guided by its mission to develop character in all students. As a national school of character, we reaffirm our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion in the treatment of all people regardless of race, ethnicity or nationality. To this end, Union Academy does not tolerate racial prejudice, discrimination or injustice. Racism of any kind is anathema to the ideals and values upon which Union Academy was founded and now stands. Moving forward, Union Academy is committed to doing its part as a school to end systemic racism in society. We are a school where every student, parent, teacher and community member should feel known, safe, supported and respected. More than ever, we are a school community committed to advancing the noble goals of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Union Academy will continue working to ensure that all voices are heard and represented in our school community. We remain resolute to develop in our students the confidence and character to make their own voices heard in a complex, challenging and changing world.
This is to highlight a person in history that has made a difference in our world. Someone we may not know about, or know little about.
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner calls the Marshall Island home. She is a poet and a performer. She likes to tell people abou the Marshall Islands thorugh her works. She has woven together stories on politics, heritage and climate change on her native home.
In 2012, she co-founded Jo-Jikum to help preserve the islands from rising sea levels.
If you would like to learn more about her, check out her website. https://www.kathyjetnilkijiner.com/
For more information on the Marshall Islands, check here. https://www.britannica.com/place/Marshall-Islands
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