The Center for Justice, Peace and Global Citizenship

The Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship drives critical reflection and engagement on all matters pertaining to diversity, inclusion, justice, multiculturalism, and global citizenship at Lincoln. The Center empowers the Lincoln School community to make positive and sustainable change, to ask the “difficult questions”, to address implicit and explicit bias, and to do so with respect, regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

The Center’s interconnected web of student clubs and program days that address topics like racial justice, privilege, feminism, and intersectionality, support this important work.

Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

Lincoln School values difference and honors a multiplicity of perspectives that includes, but is not limited to, age, religion, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender, physical ability, and family structure. We are committed to the Quaker values of equity, justice, peace, and community. These ideals are driven by an understanding that a socially conscious learner is an empowered one, one who engages in critical self reflection and honest action.

All members of the Lincoln School community—students, alumnae, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and trustees—will honor, embrace, and empower difference and individuality as sources of strength.

Center Network

The following clubs and classes are supported by The Center:

  • The Center Library at Little School
  • Social Justice Standards in the Lower School
  • Cultural Awareness for Everyone (CAFE)—Middle School
  • 2B1—Upper School
  • Lincoln Feminists—Upper School
  • Gay Straight Alliance—Upper School
  • Model United Nations—Upper School
  • Quaker Youth Council—Middle School & Upper School
  • Human Rights Program—Middle School
  • Peace and Conflict Studies—Upper School
  • Gender Studies—Upper School

Center News

Sisterhood for Syria: Raising Funds for Friends Across the Sea

It all started when Sofia, a Lincoln School Kindergartner, met an emigrant from Syria in the spring of 2016. Through this newfound friend, Sofia learned about the situation that Syrian refugee children and families face every day due to the massive, ongoing crisis in their home country. 

Sofia wanted to help, and there is nothing more powerful than a Lincoln girl on a mission.

Center Stage: Learning About Identity Through Literature in the Lower School

In a recent visit to the Ginkgo Room, Dr. Barret Fabris, director of The Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship, read Why Am I Me? and engaged some of our young learners in a discussion about diversity, individuality, universality, and what it means to be uniquely human.

At Lincoln, Today is Not Just a Day—It's A Movement

Today is International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to helping girls everywhere to be seen as equals both in the eyes of others and in their own eyes. And while setting aside a particular day provides a rallying point around which to mobilize, when you're a part of an institution that puts girls first, the work is year round. 

When You Close Your Eyes and Imagine Peace, What Do You See?

Lower School students (Grade 5 pictured!) use chalk to sketch their visions of peace in celebration of the United Nations' 2017 International Day of Peace. 

Making Peace: Working Together By Listening to Each Other

September 21is the International Day of Peace, and we want to add your voice to the important conversations we're having about unity, justice, and perspective.

Center Updates

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