Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Brazil highlighted during student-led assembly

Members of RE's Brazilian Culture Club highlighted the challenges and opportunities faced by Brazil during a multi-faceted upper school assembly on Feb. 27. The centerpiece of the event was an interview with a leader of a Brazilian organization whose focus is combating poverty in the nation's most vulnerable populations. Students also shared an informative video made by Portuguese 4 students, and the RE Combo performed Bossa Nova to conclude the assembly.
Clube Brasileiro President Ana Cury '24, vice president Julia Torto '24 and secretary Caro Linfante '26, introduced the video, which offered insights into environmental and political challenges and educational, economic and health disparities in Brazil.

Linfante and Julia Leitao '26 also interviewed Isabella Bablumian, the International Development Lead of the Dara Institute, a Brazilian civil society organization that strives to combat poverty and inequity in vulnerable populations. "Brazil, as you saw from the video, is a country of contrasts," Bablumian said.

Club members held a bake sale later in the week to raise money for the Dara Institute.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.