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SEED for Families

August 2019

 

Dear D65 Family Members,

 

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We hope that you have had a restful summer and are ready to model life-long learning to our students through challenging and rewarding equity learning opportunities in the months to come.

 

Over the past three years, nearly 300 people in the District 65 community have participated in SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) seminars where they experienced authentic peer-led conversations and learning. This year we will continue to offer opportunities to participate in SEED at a variety of times to fit your schedule.

 

SEED is a monthly three-hour seminar with the purpose of creating a circle of adults who will come together to learn, listen, think, debate, and build a stronger more equitable community. This seminar is unique in that everyone is welcome. We ask that you leave your “title” at the door as we journey together to deepen our understanding of ourselves, expand our knowledge of the world, and become leaders in making our educational community more equitable for all students.

 

Our goal is to continue to plant SEEDs and have as much representation as possible. We hope that you will take the time to join in this journey with us. Our experience working with SEEDlings in our district has been rewarding and fulfilling, helping to build personal and professional relationships with educators and families across the district to create change for all students. Here’s what some prior K-8 SEEDlings have said:

 

“SEED gave me the language and the knowledge to combat bias and racism and really prompted me to action.”

“Thank you for bringing this very important work to D65. I have worked in this district for many years and we have discussed inequity in a variety of ways, yet this training, although it didn't give me answers, SEED gave me the tools to dive deeper, increased my awareness and made me more accepting of others.”

 

Below are details for registration, please complete the registration forms by Tuesday, September 3, at 5pm:

  • Please complete this registration form.
  • Note that all sessions will be facilitated in English. Please see this document for more details, including the dates of sessions.

 

Those who have registered will be contacted by Friday, September 6, by 5pm with their assigned cohort. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email equity@district65.net.

 

With humility and hope District 65 SEED Facilitators,


Marcos Alcaine-Soto
Pat Anderson
Jenna Arceneaux
Khloe Battle
Mirza Campos
Hayley Gerdes
Christine Skoglund
Rosa Sriver
Joaquin Stephenson
Corrie Wallace
Ruth Young