Elizabeth Seton High School Board of Directors Statement
We, the Board of Directors of Elizabeth Seton High School, are united in deepening our commitment to eradicate institutional racism through education and activism. Our beloved school was formed by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul to serve our community and to put into demonstrable action the Vincentian Charism of humble and grateful service to others, especially the oppressed. We acknowledge our own shortcomings and recognize there is so much more to do in our school community and in the world to meet St. Vincent’s charge: “We must love our neighbor as being made in the image of God and as an object of His love.”
We support and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all who seek social justice, inclusion and opportunity for all people.
We commit to actions that promote equity, equality and justice through policies, plans and programs, and strive to make Seton a model of diversity.
We reaffirm our commitment to do more – to further goals adopted in our strategic plan to expand ongoing diversity, equity, equality and inclusion efforts, and confront racism within ourselves and where we encounter it.
Adopted by the Board of Directors on June 26, 2020.