Black Students Demanding Change.

Amplifying BIPOC voices and partnering with independent schools to establish a new standard of inclusive education across the nation.

 

Our Mission

BSDC is dedicated to fostering a centralized community space where Black students feel heard, supported, and celebrated. We work to implement racially equitable reform in private schools across the U.S. by serving as an intermediary between Black students and our administrations. Our platform amplifies the voices of our peers by translating concerns and ideas into actionable steps to make our institutions actively anti-racist and authentically inclusive, thus improving the educational experience for all students. We aim to work in concert with our administrations to implement changes, ensuring accountability and transparency along the way.

 

What We've Done So Far

Wrote an Reform Agenda

We conferred with our social media audience and students, teachers, administrators, parents, and alums at across our institutions to create a set of demands.

Garnered Support

By meeting with our administrations and collecting 1,400+ petition signatures, we've recruited the commitment of thirteen schools to our demands. These numbers continue to grow.

Expanded

While we began as a New York-based coalition, we recently expanded and launched a DMV chapter. California, Northwest, and New England chapters are in the works.

 

Our New York Partners

Berkeley Carroll School
Brearley School
Calhoun School
Chapin School
Dalton School
Horace Mann School
Leman Manhattan Preparatory School
Poly Prep Country Day School
Riverdale Country School
Rye Country Day School
Spence School
Trinity School

Our DMV Partners

Sandy Springs Friends School

If you are a student who would like to join the BSDC DMV team, please fill out the interest form or contact DM @bsdcdmv on Instagram.

If you are a teacher or administrator and want your school to join the BSDC partnership, please email blackstudentsdemandingchange@gmail.com.

 
 

Join Our Team!

Calling new students to join the BSDC family! High school students may apply to become representatives. Responsibilities include sending demands to schools, meeting with administrators, and optionally joining BSDC committees. Eighth graders may apply to become junior representatives, contacting and representing middle school voices, buddying with older reps, and later graduating to the representative position.

 
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