Rasin Center for Global Justice
We tend to understand the world in terms of our own personal, immediate experience. When we move outward toward an awareness of our interconnectedness with all that is “not us" and accept our responsibility to care for that relationship through action, we make possible, for ourselves and others, deeper understanding, richer adventure, truer connection, and a fuller life.
The purpose of the Rasin Center is to ensure that the Westover community engages with the world beyond its walls through a focus on Community Service, Diversity, Environmental Sustainability, and Global Programs.
We partner with faculty to think about curriculum and other school programs, and to provide opportunities to connect learning and action, including socially and environmentally responsible service and travel experiences.
The Community Service, Diversity, Environmental Sustainability, and Global Programs have come together as The Rasin Center for Global Justice in order to collaborate with renewed energy, creativity, and purpose in support of our School's ideals of understanding and engagement.
The Center's unique synergy supports our school's motto: “To Think, To Do, To Be", by inspiring our students
To believe that they, as individuals and in partnership with others, truly have the power to effect change
To respond to the complexities and challenges of our world with courage and creativity
To find joy and meaning in their efforts
Joy Peterkin Rasin '54, in honor of her late husband, Rudolph S. Rasin, has generously sponsored the Center's work; her passion for social justice also serves as inspiration.
For more information, please contact Kate Taylor, Director of the Rasin Center for Global Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- View the 2018 Spring Newsletter here.
- Relay for Life was held on May 20th, 2018. A big thanks to everyone involved for making Relay For Life such a great event on Sunday! View more photos of the event, co-hosted by Trinity Pawling here.
- Diversity Day: The Westover community celebrated Diversity Day 2018 Monday, March 19, with guest speakers and workshops led by faculty, students, and outside presenters. The day-long event examined the topic of diversity through a variety of perspectives and experiences, and to consider the challenges and opportunities that diversity offers. View more photos here. View an article of speakers Treda Collier and Justin Jones.
- MLK Week: Featuring the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel (January 15, 2018) and additional diversity-related events, including a viewing of Selma.
- Four students and three faculty members from Westover were inspired, energized, and occasionally challenged at the 2017 Student Diversity Leadership Conference/People of Color Conference (SDLC/POCC), which was held from November 30 through December 2 in Anaheim, California. Read about their experiences here.