EEC, in collaboration with the Racial Equity Team and CIRCC, has launched a community-centered learning series on important issues in race and education. After the success of our Tribal Lunch and Learn – a “first-of-it’s-kind lunch meeting” filled with “progress, challenges, and inspiration” – we heard from community that more conversations like this need to be had. We heard requests to learn more about the connection between mental health and racism, on how we define the opportunity gap, on the experiences of teachers of color in schools, and on a variety of other issues.
As we work towards ending racism in WA’s educational system, we believe that it’s important to come together as a community to learn, explore, and expand our understanding of institutionalized racism in all systems, as well as provide the platform for communities to come together and mobilize.
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PAST LUNCH AND LEARNS
Thanks to the Equity in Educatiom Coalition for a great panel discussion on Diversifying the Educator Workforce! @EEC_WA #WAedu #pesbimpact @WAPESB @MaddyThomp @MaryBethCanty pic.twitter.com/4hdY8PfyKc
— Alexandra Manuel (@AlexManuelPESB) September 20, 2018
— Seattle Teacher Residency (@STRProgram) September 21, 2018
— Kelli Smith (@kellicsmith) June 20, 2018
Last night we learned about the database of 'criminals' DNA, how minors can be charged as sex offenders for 'sexting' & that people are often punished before being found guilty.
— Equity in Education Coalition (@EEC_WA) April 27, 2018
Today we learned about WA's Native communities – the genocide, erasure, and discrimination yes, but also Native activism, vibrancy, and and knowledge.
Shout out to the folks who came through! pic.twitter.com/xAa4GKbvfh
— Equity in Education Coalition (@EEC_WA) April 11, 2018