Community Event,

This is a workshop presented by the  Seattle Race and Social Justice Community Roundtable.  I am a member of the Roundtable and we have been working to end Disproportionality in Discipline through the use of Restorative Justice.

As parents, teachers, educators, students and concerned community members, racial inequity in school discipline is an issue we have been working hard to address. Yet racial inequities in discipline persist. In the 2011-2012 school year 27% of African American and 15% of Native American middle school students in Seattle Public Schools received short-term suspensions compared to 7% of white students. These inequities are something we can change but a collective approach is needed.

We know that together we can make a difference for our children.

The Seattle Race and Social Justice Community Roundtable, a coalition of over 25 organizations including the Seattle Public Schools, the City of Seattle, Seattle Young People’s Project, Youth Undoing Institutional Racism and many more invite you to join us for a working meeting to develop shared strategies and a unified plan for racial equity in school discipline and education. At the workshop you will hear from those working on strategies, share your perspectives and learn how to engage in on-going efforts.

Saturday, June 1

9:00 AM -12:00 PM

New Holly Gathering Hall

7054 32nd Ave South, Seattle WA 98118

Bus Info: Take the 106, get off at 32nd Ave S

Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6-1-13RacialEquityinEducationRSVP

Coffee and pastries available. 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 requests, please contact us by Friday, May 24.

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About rjfacilitator

My experience, education, and passion have met in alternative discipline. Through my policy work and my mediation experience I have worked and studied the dynamic components of discipline in many settings. While Restorative Justice is not the only way to approach conflict in communities, it has provided me an effective model in which to examine and engage in conflict. We provide custom programs for schools, colleges, and youth serving agencies seeking to engage with conflict using healthy and sustainable tools.
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