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Teaching Racial Justice: Resources for Black Lives Matter At School Day

Please clink on the link to see a list of age appropriate resources for educators and parents to address issues of racial justice: Teaching Racial Justice

Day 1 Was A Resounding Success!

The first day of the SEA strike was a resounding success across Seattle.  Not only did teachers and staff run spirited picket lines across the city, but many parents, students, and community members joined the lines as well.  Below are some of the photos and videos sent to the Coalition for the Schools Seattle Deserves of the actions today.

 

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Thurgood Marshall teachers supported by parents and students.

 

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Seattle Public School Substitute in Solidarity! United we are Strong!

 

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#SeattleTeachers at BF Day holding it down on the picket line!

 

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Hamilton Middle School going strong!

 

Singing “Solidarity Forever” with Doris Brevoort, teacher at Licton Springs during the picket lunch break. Doris is a veteran of the 1985 Seattle Teachers strike.

 

Salmon Bay K-8 getting down.  Sun shining overhead on the picket line.

 

“Union Power” at the Lincoln Building.

 

“We are the union…” at Ballard High School.

 

Seattle Teachers picketing in front of the School District Administration press conference in front of Dearborn Park International School.

Community Members: Support the SEA Strike!

The teachers and staff in Seattle have already received an amazing amount of support from parents and community members.  Thank you!

If you are looking for ways to get involved and support the strike, here is a list of things you can do to help:

  1. Join a picket line at your local school!  Teachers and staff will be thrilled to see broader community support for their struggle and bigger numbers on the picket lines help draw more attention to the cause.  You can show up to any picket during school hours and introduce yourself and help walk the line.  If possible, it’s also great to bring handwritten signs and wear red.
  2. Join the newly formed community support coalition “Coalition for the Schools Seattle Deserves” on Facebook.
  3. Attend a rally at 23rd Ave. and E. Alder St. on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12pm sponsored by the Seattle Solidarity Network.
  4. Attend a Community Forum at City Hall sponsored by the Coalition for the Schools Seattle Deserves on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6pm.
  5. Write and call the Superintendent and the School Board and let them know you support the teachers’ demands:

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent
Dr. Larry Nyland
(206) 252-0180
superintendent@seattleschools.org

Seattle School Board
(206) 252-0040
schoolboard@seattleschools.org

#BlackLivesMatter to Teachers

Social Equality Educators is supporting the below event.  Please come out!

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Please join us, a group of concerned teachers,  in a demonstration to show that BLACK LIVES MATTER *to Teachers*

When: Friday, Feb 6, 5:30-6:30

Where: Westlake Plaza, downtown Seattle 

Why:

  • to send a clear message of support and love to our black students and their families;
  • to send a message to all police to treat people of color with respect; and
  • to send a message to our school boards and districts to enact policies to desegregate classrooms and foster anti-racist curriculum for the benefit of ALL students.

We will have large light panels that read “Black Lives Matter to Teachers” in addition to leafleting.

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Re-blog: Seattle Education

SAVE THE DATE

Film Screening: “Standardized”

May 14th at 6:30p

Northwest Film Forum, at 1515 12th Ave. Seattle, 98122 in the Capitol Hill area

To RSVP, please send a short message to seattled@icloud.com.

This movie is sponsored by Seattle Education and Parents Across America, Seattle.

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RESPECT Campaign Celebration!

Join us this Friday!  All are welcome!

RESPECT Campaign Celebration
A gathering to celebrate our victories, mourn our losses
and move forward together!
With food, beverages & special musical guests!

Featuring Gerald Hankerson, NAACP regional president

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Friday, May 9th
4:30-11pm (program at 6:30)
New Freeway Hall 
5018 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, 98118

Win or lose, our RESPECT campaign has made Social Equality Educators stronger and by extension our union. We reached out to buildings and teachers all over the city with the message of social movement unionism and the vision of what a member-driven union could aspire to.  Educators shared many stories that prove  the difficulties of teaching are mounting and that indeed corporate education deform has infiltrated class rooms all over Seattle. Moreover, educators have disproven the notion that they are apathetic about the policy decisions impacting our profession and our children. People want to do something to stop the attacks on public education! No matter the results, we will continue fighting for RESPECT after this campaign ends to defend the contract we deserve, the schools our children deserve and the city our families deserve.   

Let’s come together Friday, May 9th as the votes are counted.  Together we mourn our losses, celebrate our victories, and move forward to the next struggle!

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Re-blog: I AM AN EDUCATOR

Front Page Seattle Times Article on SEA election: “Politics plays role in teachers union vote for president”

 

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