We are working on projects and actions to support educators and understand how to effectively direct our advocacy. We are currently completely volunteer driven, so please be patient with us!
Monthly Community Meetings
We are building a network for anti-racist educators who can connect, share resources, and discuss challenges and successes in classroom practice between school buildings and across school districts. We also have grant funds to sponsor teachers to attend professional development opportunities, or classroom/teaching materials that align with our mission - request funds by filling out this form (while funds remain). Our monthly newsletters are also packed with timely resources and ideas.
We host monthly community meetings that feature guest speakers and/or discussion topics that align with our mission. Our hope is for these meetings to trigger an intentional shift in how we educate students, and support educators as they continue or start down the path of transforming classroom culture and pedagogy.
These meetings typically occur on the second Monday of each month and are currently held via Zoom. Sign up for our newsletter in the Get Involved page to get meeting notices!
We are advocating for actions in Whatcom County public schools to create a more equitable, inclusive, and culturally responsive school culture, that approaches teaching and learning through an anti-racist lens. As we build capacity and learn about specific issues, we will create opportunities for the community to engage with us in advocating for changes that we believe need to be implemented.
We hope to work on these in the future. Some of them will require funds and resources which we have yet to procure.
We encourage you to get involved if you have time, ideas, expertise, or resources to share!
Diversifying Classroom Books and Teacher Materials
Funding books and materials for schools and classrooms so that they expand representation, incorporate diverse world views, create space for conversations about racism and anti-racism, and inspire teachers and students to center social justice as a core value.
Live virtual or in-person events for teachers
Creating opportunities and spaces (both virtual and face-to-face) for educators from different schools and buildings throughout Whatcom County to collaborate, share resources and pedagogies, and connect each other outside the classroom and school building walls.
Student Digital Storytelling Project
Gathering stories and first-hand accounts of students in public schools throughout Whatcom County and sharing these with the community - these stories would allow us to hear about their lived experiences.