"The NAIS SDLC taught me to embrace my own identity, be proud of my identifiers and to be a better ally, alliance leader and support system on campus."
-Katia Portela, '18

The local SDLC was a very empowering experience as I was able to hear stories from other people of color and minority groups.
-Mayra Bokhari, '18

Community Programming

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are spaces created around a shared common identity. An affinity group is a space for individuals who identify as members of the group identifier and can speak to the experiences of being a member of the group from the “I” perspective.


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  • Faculty and Staff of Color Affinity

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  • Student Affinity Groups

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  • White Anti-Racist Affinity Groups:

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Miss Porter’s School is a member of SPHERE, a consortium of 11 independent schools from the greater Hartford area. The mission of SPHERE is to encourage and assist member schools as they collaborate in sustaining diverse, inclusive and culturally responsive environments for teaching and learning. Member schools seek to foster respect for difference and an understanding of multicultural perspectives in curricular and extracurricular programs.

Conference Opportunities

Faculty and Staff
NAIS People of Color Conference
White Privilege Conference
NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute
Nation Diversity Practitioners Conference
KO Leadership Institute for Educators of Color

NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference
CAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference
SPHERE Student of Color Summit
Black Girl Movement Conference
Asian American Footsteps Conference
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