The SEL4NJ Educational Equity working group, convened in early 2019, was established to promote equity
as a guiding lens and framework for the organization’s efforts.
Below is an excerpt from the report provided at the SEL4NJ Summit held on April 29th, 2019 at the
Saint Elizabeth University in Morristown, NJ. The work of the Equity task force is on-going.
Asserting equity as a guiding principle requires that involved individuals, groups, and the organization as a whole continuously engage in critical self-reflection on issues related to identity, ability, privilege, and oppression, particularly as these concepts inform the definition, design, and delivery of high quality and culturally sustaining SEL.