“The Benefits and Costs of Being an Ally for Racial Justice: A Case Study of a Race Curriculum Controversy in Seattle Public Schools” is the second talk in the AUS Spring Speaker Series Justice, Education, and Action.

This panel features several Seattle Public Schools teachers and alumni. They will discuss the recent attack on the study of race, which resulted in a suspended curriculum and a transferred teacher, the movement to reinstate both the curriculum and teacher, and the implications of this struggle on institutionalizing equality in today’s public schools.

This event is co-sponsored by the Antioch University Seattle’s Education and BA Completion programs.

This is a Washington State-Approved Continuing Education Credit Clock Hour Offering: 3 CE clock hours may be earned for the duration of the session. The clock hour fee is $8 for 3 clock hours, payable by cash or check (made out to Antioch University Seattle) at the session.

About the Panelists:

Jon Greenberg
Jon Greenberg is an award-winning public high school teacher and writer. Creator and facilitator of the celebrated curriculum Citizenship and Social Justice, he has dedicated his career to social justice and civic engagement for nearly 20 years. Click here for more information about Jon Greenberg.

Susan Stahl
Susan Stahl has been teaching for 15 years, mainly Language Arts, in both Chicago and Seattle. She is also a 3rd year doctoral student in the College of Education at the University of Washington.

Gerardine Carroll
Gerardine Carroll, a National Board Certified Teacher, has 26 years of experience in both Catholic and public schools. In addition, she served as an adjunct instructor for six years in the School of Education at Seattle University.

Kylin Sandstrom
A 2013 graduate from the Center School, Kylin Sandstrom intends to either save humanity or star in a movie about saving humanity. In the meantime, she’ll settle for self-taught website design and actively combating everyday racism and sexism. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

Yasab Pfister
A 2013 graduate of the Center School, Yasab Pfister changed lives during the Race Unit by sharing his first-hand experiences with racism.


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