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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.
Thurgood Marshall teachers supported by parents and students.
Seattle Public School Substitute in Solidarity! United we are Strong!
#SeattleTeachers at BF Day holding it down on the picket line!
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.
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:
- 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.
- Join the newly formed community support coalition “Coalition for the Schools Seattle Deserves” on Facebook.
- Attend a rally at 23rd Ave. and E. Alder St. on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12pm sponsored by the Seattle Solidarity Network.
- Attend a Community Forum at City Hall sponsored by the Coalition for the Schools Seattle Deserves on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6pm.
- 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
Seattle School Board
Social Equality Educators is supporting the below event. Please come out!
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
- 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.
Join us this Friday! All are welcome!