I want to invite you to a
workshop on achieving racial equity in education and creating success for all
students. This workshop will bring community members, Race and Social Justice
Community Roundtable members and City of Seattle staff together to further share
strategies to achieve racial equity and success for all students. An information
flyer has been translated into seven languages and can be found here.
Please RSVP here. Feel free to
spread the word by inviting others to this important event.
Light refreshments will
be provided. For more information, to request an accommodation, language
interpretation or childcare please contact Maria Rodriguez at (206) 684-0548 or
by email at Maria.Rodriguez@Seattle.gov. For childcare,
translation or accommodations, please contact us by Monday, November
The City of Seattle Race
and Social Justice Initiative's (RSJI) Three-Year Plan (2012-2014) guides
departmental work on programs and policies. Our vision is to eliminate racial
inequity across the city.
- Using community-level
racial inequity data to drive our strategies and track our progress over time to
measure our success.
- Measuring progress with
the same dedication as we measure problems.
partnerships across institutions and the community.
At the outset of 2012,
RSJI held community meetings co-sponsored by the RSJ Community Roundtable to
determine community priorities. Education and community development were
selected as the top two priorities for eliminating racial inequity.
On Monday, August 20 we
convened a workshop with City staff to look at the City of Seattle's programs
and policies related to racial equity and education. The meeting focused on
assessing our work in terms of racial equity outcomes, and we used the education
milestones and our Racial Equity Toolkit. The group met again on October 1 to
review what we learned. The community workshop on November 17 will focus on
furthering shared strategies for achieving racial equity in
Julie Nelson, Director
Seattle Office for Civil