WATCH: “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable”–Super Bowl champion Michael Bennett in conversation with Jesse Hagopian

Of course we are supposed to score the touchdowns...but at the same time we also are supposed to speak for the people who don't have a voice. --Michael Bennett Last night was one of the more meaningful and and enjoyable evenings of my life. I had the great honor of joining Super Bowl champion, three …

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#SayHerName: One year ago, Seattle Police Killed Charleena Lyles and we wont stop the struggle until there is justice!

One year ago today, on June 18, 2017, two Seattle police officers entered the apartment of Charleena Lyles.  The police had been called by Charleena because she feared someone was breaking into her home.  Within minuets of entering the apartment, the officers shot her down in a hail of seven bullets, with at least three …

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Standardized Testing Battle in Seattle: Union votes for a complete moratorium on all standardized tests!

I am bursting with pride for my union. The Seattle Education Association voted at this week's Representative Assembly to support a resolution calling for a moratorium on all standardized testing!  This vote comes in a long line of organizing and opposition to high-stakes testing in Seattle. In 2013, the teachers at Garfield High School voted …

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Common Core Testing During Ramadan: Hungry for an end to the Islamophobia & racism of high-stakes testing

The following statement was sent to me by Shannon Crowley, an elementary school teacher in the Seattle Public Schools.  She raises a disturbing reality of yet another way that high-stakes standardized testing is negatively impacting our students of color.  I will just preface her story by saying that Muslims all around the world began to …

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Ethnic Studies In Seattle: A look inside the classrooms of antiracist educators

The Seattle Public Schools recently wrote the below article about the powerful pedagogy of local educators who are piloting a new Ethnic Studies program.  The Ethnic Studies initiative in the Seattle Public Schools is the result of an on going movement that was birthed from the Black Lives Matter At School action last school year.  …

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