Twenty-eight New York City independent schools joined Dalton as we hosted the Seventh Annual Dalton Conference On April 22, 2017. The topic this year was Cultivating Racial Awareness and White Engagement. Dalton’s 2007 strategic plan called for the Trustees Community Life & Diversity Committee to create a New York City conference aimed at creating an inclusive independent school community. The inaugural conference, Creating a Generation of Inclusive Thinkers and Community Leaders, was held in 2011. Subsequent conferences focused on, School Transitions: The K-8 Experience, Shaping and Sustaining Safe Schools for LGBTQ Members, and Socioeconomics, Race • Privilege • Community Building, and Intersectionality.