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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

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Come Learn with Us

Co-presented by Mustard Seed & Parity, this two-part event is the first in a speaker series that is open to the public. We plan to host experts in their field to help us think and grow our radical hospitality and welcome at MSS. Help us model diversity that is bound by respect and authentic relationships.

To Be Seen, to Be Known, and to Be Loved
June 1
7:00-8:00 pm hosted on MSS campus

Liggera Edmonds-Allen (Geri) is a Junior Dramaturg at Carnegie Mellon University whose work focuses on the transgender stories of today, and creating safe educational spaces for queer youth. Their transgender theatre workshops have been recognized with a Prudential Spirit of Community award by the White House, and their documentary theatre piece about queer youth homelessness has been recognized by the United Nations for the development of Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Can Religious Freedom Heal the LGBTQ+ and Faith Divide?
June 2
7:00-8:00 pm hosted on MSS campus

Rev. Marian Edmonds-Allen is the executive director of Parity, an NYC-based national nonprofit that works at the intersection of faith and LGBT concerns, director of Blessed by Difference, and author at Family Christian.

Events are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

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Sponsored by

The Church of Our Lady of Grace & St. Joseph

What does it mean to be a community of learners?

Mustard Seed School is a diverse and inclusive Christian community where students, staff, and families of every race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, faith tradition, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or disability are affirmed and welcomed.

Come help us grow a community of radical hospitality and dignity.


Click here to read Mustard Seed’s complete Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) statement

Come Talk with Us

We host several interactive small group discussions, like the Public Square Dinner & Discussion, throughout the year. Come share your thoughts—not with the goal to change someone’s mind, but rather with the goal to engage in authentic discussion and learning. Come and help us create a Public Square and exchange of ideas.

To read more about Head of School Abby Hall Choi’s views on DEIB, check out her blog posts here, here, and here.

For more information about Parity, see their website.