Arlene Pincus

Arlene Pincus was raised in a family with a commitment to civil rights, but it wasn’t until she became a principal in a mixed-race school district that race and privilege took front and center. She learned about conflict resolution, how to ask the right questions, and listen in a productive way from Linda Lantieri, co-founder of the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program — implemented in over 400 schools in the United States, with pilot sites in Brazil, Spain and Puerto Rico. Pincus has published articles on this topic, and led a staff in making school a safe learning space for all. She is an active member of Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national organization whose mission is teaching white people about white privilege and being appropriate allies for people of color.