The following link is to a PDF of notes from the event with Sharon H Chang during Social Justice Week. Included are the handouts with talking points, links to several of the videos that she shared with us, and also notes from another event that a member of the SB Diversity Committee went to that contains much of what was discussed in groups at our event.
Thank you to those who were able to attend to make it a rich and collaborative evening!
Download PDF: A Parent Conversation About Race, Activism and Community
SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK: April 2-6
NEXT WEEK, Salmon Bay will hold our first-ever Social Justice Week from April 2-6! How do we empower our kids and ourselves to navigate a world full of injustices? During this week, we will examine how we can advocate for social justice through a lens of COMPASSION. We will have evening events for community building, in-class content and assemblies that will speak on LGBTQ issues (for older grades) as well as immigration from a historical perspective.
Parent Resources for Practicing Compassion are available here.
Monday, April 2: Wear your social justice issue of choice on a shirt OR wear a solid colored shirt of any color to represent diversity.
Tuesday, April 3 is “A Parent Conversation about Race, Activism, and Community” from 6-8pm: Join us at our follow-up conversation to the feedback from “Kids & Race: Changing the Narrative.” We will discuss concrete action steps on how to talk to your children about race, resources and questions through a presentation and community dialogue with Sharon H. Chang in the auditorium. Sharon H. Chang is an award-winning Author, Photographer and Activist with a lens on racism, social justice and the Asian American diaspora. Her inaugural book Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children In a Post-Racial World was released in 2016 to critical acclaim. Her website is https://sharonhchang.com . RSVP: email@example.com
Space is limited and we filled up fast last time! Free childcare is available, please let us know # of children and ages in RSVP email.
Thursday, April 5 is our Multicultural Potluck from 6-8pm: Come share in the food and culture of our community’s heritage! Bring a delicious dish to share that highlights your cultural heritage and partake in the dishes others bring. While you munch on delicious treats, enjoy fun kid’s crafts and experience wonderful cultural performances. Salmon Bay Marimba Band, Filipino and Irish Dancing, Alpha Martial Arts, Scandinavian and American Fiddle Music and more!
There will be a RAFFLE drawing the night of the Potluck – you will receive an ticket at each of the evening events to enter in the raffle. Some examples of prizes are notable books on racial justice, kid’s books with diverse and counter narratives and Black Lives Matter/Salmon Bay shirts.
Friday, April 6 is FRIDAY SING w/ Mary Kay: Wear a shirt on the social justice issue you’re passionate about or a solid colored shirt! Mary Kay will be hand-picking social justice songs from her catalogue to end the week. Immediately following Friday Sing, savor a free warm cup of coffee and a donut provided by Mighty-O Donuts and connect with your community of parents at our Coffee Meet and Greet in the cafeteria from 9:30-10:30 am.
Yours in Collaboration,
The FOSB Diversity Committee