Shame, Mindfulness, and the Road to Racial Justice

via the University of Washington Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity’s Interrupting Privilege Blog

Interrupting Privilege Seminar, Winter 2018

I can generally gauge how effective I am and how much I’m learning in conversations about race by how uncomfortable and challenging it is to keep going. I use my shame and fragility as a guide to point me towards the areas that need the most attention. In that way, these emotions have been invaluable partners in my efforts to interrupt privilege. Continue reading

Seattle educators, students primed for “Black Lives Matter at School” week

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Featured image by Chloe Collyer

via the South Seattle Emerald

Seattle based activists, teachers, and volunteers announced Monday afternoon a new five-day, nationally coordinated action to teach K-12 grade students about institutional racism, black history, and black identity.

This new coalition for racial equity in education, Black Lives Matter at Schools, traces its creation back to a one-day 2016 teaching event at South Seattle’s John Muir Elementary. Continue reading