DEI Special Events

Throughout the year, GSFS will hold special programming to support our DEI efforts. Check back regularly on this page to learn more.

Join the Greene Street Friends Community for this special evening with authors Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul and Britt Hawthorne, as we talk about what it means to raise antiracist children, together, as a community. This author talk will be moderated by Tricia Ebarvia, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Greene Street Friends School. This special event will also mark the opening of the Armat Learning Commons as we welcome the community into this new space!

  • 6 to 7 pm - Open House of Armat Learning Commons
  • 7 to 8 pm - Author Talk
  • 8 to 8:30 pm - Author Meet-and-Greet with Community

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Signed copies of each author's book are available for pre-order purchase only, in partnership with Uncle Bobbie's Books. No book signing will occur at the event.


Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul (she/her) is the adapter of the #1 New York Times Best Seller, Stamped (For Kids). She is an educator, author, founder of Red Clay Educators, and co-founder of the Institute for Racial Equity in Literacy. She is the host of The Black Creators Series, an education-focused platform that highlights the work of Black authors and illustrators. Sonja provides professional development for schools and organizations on advancing the work of antiracism.

Britt Hawthorne (she/they) is a momma, teacher, author, and anti-bias/antiracist facilitator. Britt partners with caregivers, educators, and families to raise the next generation of antiracist children. She is the author of the highly-anticipated New York Times Bestseller, Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide, and most importantly, she’s rooting for you.