On January 27th, Bruce Jackson, a SEA Center for Racial Equity Coach, represented the CRE at the Black Lives Matter at School Press Conference. Here are a few of his thoughts!
Mark your calendar! The Black Lives Matter at School national week of action will be held from February 3-7th, 2020–and educators from coast to coast are organizing to make this the biggest coordinated uprising for racial justice in the schools yet.
Remember the fight does not end at WEA RA 2019! Let’s take back the resolutions, amendments, and NBIs to our locals! Laura Lehni and Kate Eads, two members of our core ORE planning team and SeattleEA members, presented their Acknowledging White Supremacy Resolution to SeattleEA and it passed smoothly. See the language of their resolution … Continue reading Acknowledging White Supremacy in SeattleEA
Within our union, there are still racial inequities that need to be addressed. However, during the WEA Representative Assembly held from April 25th to 27th, the conversation began again as racial justice seemed to become the theme of the convention. Marquita Prinzing and Kaitlin Kamalei Jenkins from SEA tag teamed as lead organizers for … Continue reading Organizing for Racial Equity: From an Idea to a Movement
On Friday, April 5th, Marquita Prinzing, our Director of the SEA Center for Racial Equity, presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2019 Annual Meeting. The AERA 2019 Annual Meeting was held in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Canada and focused on using educational research to combat inequitable rhetoric. At the AERA 2019, Prinzing … Continue reading AERA 2019 Presentation: “Beyond ‘Gap-Gazing'”