On this, our 2nd Sunday Freethought Fellowship meetup, please join us for a dialogue about the importance of diversity within the Public School System, with our guest speaker, Sheena Lofton, Co-Founder, Pasco County Agents for Change .
Begun in response to experiences of harrassment and racism in her Pasco County community, Lofton and her husband co-founded Pasco Agents for Change to help rally the community to come together in support of all youth.
“Now more than ever, the success of our mission depends on the extent to which our community is diverse, inclusive, and equitable. We know that academic excellence is impossible without the unique perspectives, ideas, approaches, and contributions that come from having the broadest diversity of students, faculty, and staff across Pasco County School System.
“To become the inclusive community we aspire to be, we must treat each other equitably and with respect, creating an environment where no voices are silenced and all of us can thrive. Together, our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity has the potential to disrupt and transform entrenched practices and thinking. And as a result, we will hold Pasco County Schools accountable to a goal of graduating students who are engaged world citizens with a discerning intelligence, an understanding of inequality and power, and moral courage.”
Join us to hear Lofton’s story, and stay afterwards to continue the discussion over light food and refreshments. A donation of $5 per person is requested to help defray facilities and food expenses.
Freethought Fellowship is held the 2nd Sunday of each month and covers a wide variety of topics and fields. If you would like to speak at one of our upcoming meetups, please let us know.