Culture Jam

About Culture Jam

Culture Jam is an annual student-led and produced conference focused on diversity. It is designed to empower students to have courageous conversations alongside their peers. Culture Jam offers a safe, inclusive space for high school students to discuss equity-related issues that are present in schools, the Pittsburgh region, and the global community.
The theme of Culture Jam 2018 is Allies in Action. An ally is a person or group that provides assistance and support in an ongoing effort. An ally in action is someone who not only advocates with others but is willing to take action in order to do so. This year’s Culture Jam theme will teach others how to be an ally as well as how to take action and show their passion for change.

Sample Culture Jam Schedule

TimeActivity
8:45 – 8:55 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction of Workshop Leaders
8:55 –9:05 a.m.
Circle Activity
9:05 – 9:12 a.m.
Morning Speakers/Student Performances
9:15 – 9:55 a.m.
Family Group Morning Activity/Student Performances
9:55 – 10:05 a.m.
SNACK BREAK
10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Workshop 1
11:05 – 11:45 a.m.
Workshop 2
11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Workshop 3
12:35 – 1:15 p.m. 
Keynote
1:15 – 1:55 p.m.
LUNCH (Free Lunch, Panel, Meditation Circles, Affinity Groups)
2:00 – 2:35 p.m.
Family Group Afternoon Discussion
2:40 – 3:00 p.m.
Closing

About the Student Diversity League

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  • What is the mission of the Student Diversity League?

    Members of the Student Diversity League (SDL) are committed to raising awareness about current diversity-related topics in an effort to emphasize the value and beauty of diversity. They encourage open and honest discussion where disagreement is allowed but acceptance is the final destination.
  • What does the Student Diversity League do?

    The Ellis School's Student Diversity League is responsible for coordinating events including the student-led diversity conference Culture Jam, Stand Against Racism initiatives, and other diversity-related activities throughout the year.

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Culture Jam Attendee Pledge

To help make Culture Jam a safe and productive experience for everyone here, I pledge to:
  1. Listen, and keep an open mind to learning from someone new.
  2. Speak, and help educate others about my personal experiences with diversity and judgment.
  3. Care, by being sensitive, respectful, and understanding of others.
  4. Try, by being courageous and patient, and engaging with difficult topics maturely.
  5. Act, by finding a way, great or small, to work against the culture of judgment in my school and community.