We aim to ground our students in an enduring commitment to the richness of diversity. In order to achieve that goal we choose an annual diversity theme around which we can dialogue, visit, learn, share, create, discuss, question and get inspired.

As a result, we hope to enrich the Trinity community and all of its members to feel equipped to embrace diversity more fully. We host parent education events and community celebrations of diversity throughout the school year.

Annual events include:

Freedom Fete

Freedom Fete is our an annual celebration, occurring around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January, dedicated to celebrating the work of those who lead the struggle for social justice - both in our local community and beyond. Each year, we feature guest speakers from across the country who are experts on a wide variety of diversity and social justice issues. 

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Past Speakers Include:
  • 2020: Dr. Lucretia Berry & Rev. Dr. Ben Boswell
  • 2019: Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of children's and young adult books.
  • 2018: Troy Kemp, Executive Director, National Center for the Development of Boys; and Katey McPherson, Executive Director of The Gurian Institute
  • 2017: John Sharon, Disability Activist, Founder of Disabilities Understood
  • 2016: Rabbi Judith Schindler, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies; Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte
  • 2015: Stephanie Robinson, Esq., Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School
  • 2014: Si Kahn, Civil Rights Songwriter/Musician
  • 2013: Tim Wise, Anti-racist Educator, Activist & Author of "White Like Me"
  • 2012: Mason Swimmer, Co-Founder of Drumstrong
  • 2011: Father Smokey Oats, TES Founding Head of School
  • 2010: Geraldine Sumter, Attorney at Ferguson, Chambers & Sumter
  • 2009: Katie Cannon, American Theologian, First African-American woman to be ordained by the United Presbyterian Church
  • 2008: Amanda Galvez Taylor, Manager of the Immigrant Rights Program for the Latin American Coalition, Human Rights Activist
  • 2007: Franklin McCain, American Civil Rights Activist & Member of the Greensboro Four
  • 2006: Judge Linwood Foust, Superior Court Judge
Carnaval Latino

A fun-filled day of exploring the authentic food, traditional folkloric dance and Latin American culture. Sponsored by Trinity's Cafe Con Padres, Hispanic parent affinity group, along with the Parents' Association.

Gullah Festival

Sponsored by Trinity's KINDRED, African American/Black parent affinity group, along with the Parents' Association, the Gullah Festival is a family-friendly event featuring music, drummers, artists, poets, storytellers, dancing, singing and great food for the ultimate Gullah experience.