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SEA Racial Equity Newsletter - May 2021

SEA is working to build out a stronger vision for anti-racism in our union and across our education system! We created the SEA Racial Equity Newsletter to inform SEA membership of Racial Equity Opportunities and provide more resources so this work can continue in each of our spaces.

This month’s issue has resources about:
Educators of Color Affinity Groups
SEA CRE Racial Equity Team Mini-Grant Program - Deadline Extended
SEA Anti-Racism Education Panel Series
AAPI Heritage Month Resources
Seattle APALA Membership Drive
More Community Events

Please let me know if you have any questions or have something you would like to share in a future newsletter.

Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much)!
Kaitlin Kamalei Brandon, SEA Racial Equity Organizer

Educators of Color Affinity Groups

SEA and the SEA Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee (EMAC) are hosting Educators of Color Affinity Groups for SEA members who identify as educators of color. We need a space where we can simply be and find support as BIPOC educators. Come join us as we gather as a community!
The next one is Wednesday, May 5th.

SEA CRE Racial Equity Team Mini-Grant Program - Deadline Extended

Racial Equity Teams led by SEA members can apply for a $500 grant in order to fund racial equity work they want to do in the 2021-2022 School Year. We will be awarding 20 mini-grants. Racial Equity Teams do NOT have to be recognized by the district to apply for the Mini-Grant program -- you just have to be doing racial equity work in your school, be led by SEA members, and have a rocking plan for next year!

Applications DUE on May 16, 2021 @ 11:59 PM PST
Contact with any questions.

SEA Anti-Racist Education Panel Series

SEA is hosting an Anti-Racist Education Panel Series this May and June! Our series theme is: How Do We Center Anti-Racism and Racial Justice This Year and Beyond?

At each event, 4-5 amazing educators will come together to discuss and answer questions about anti-racist education in their grade level and/or setting. Come learn from fellow educator leaders and join us on the following dates:
Thursday, May 20 @ 5:00-5:40 PM: Special Education (Grades PreK-12) Panel
Thursday, May 27 @ 5:00-5:40 PM: Elementary (Grades PreK-2) Panel
Thursday, May 27 @ 6:00-6:40 PM: Elementary (Grades 3-5) Panel
Thursday, June 3 @ 5:00-5:40 PM: Secondary (Grades 6-8) Panel
Thursday June 3 @ 6:00-6:40 PM: Secondary (Grades 9-12) Panel

Register for the events here:

We are working on being able to offer Clock Hours if you attend the actual event (cross your fingers everything goes through). We will also be recording the panel for our members to access later on!



Submitted: May 05, 2021