Welcome to the Equity and Family Engagement Department
Shoreline Equity Department
The Purpose: To create urgency and immediate impact on students of color, and culturally and liguistically diverse students using culturally responsive practices and policies, while building racial equity awareness and skills with Shoreline staff. The work of the equity department expands throughout all district departments and programs. The goal is to lead and develop with equity in mind while examining and shifting the inequities in our procedures, polices and practices. This work attends to hearts and minds so that we can make changes in structures and systems. The students are our non-negotiable WHY.
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly refered to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
We value all diversity in our students and families and staff.
Our hearts are with every group that has been targeted, been historically marginalized, been harassed, been abused, been publicly mocked and any other hurtful action. Shoreline students, familes and staff should thrive and flourish. Please hold us accountable to that.80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht - November 9-10, 1938Kristallnacht, literally, "Night of Crystal," is often referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass." The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938 throughout Germany, Austria, and parts of Czechoslovakia.267 synagogues were destroyed, thousands of Jewish owned shops were looted and vandalized, Jewish people were humiliated and terrorized, with at least 90 deaths, and Nazis arrested approximately 30,000 Jewish men.In the aftermath, the German government blamed the Jews for the destruction and dozens of new laws restricting the rights of Jews were enacted. Kristallnacht marked a turning point - an escalation in violence and a push for emigration.American press covered the event. The headline on the front page of the Los Angeles Examiner on November 23, 1938 read, "Nazis Warn World Jews Will be Wiped Out Unless Evacuated By Democracies."Despite the threat, the U.S. would not loosen immigration restrictions. While some Jews were able to find refuge in the United States and other countries, they were in the minority. Most would be caught up in Nazi Germany's genocide of European Jews.
Do You Know The Story of Edwin Pratt? Edwin Pratt Early Learning Center does!
As a founding member of the Central Area Civil Rights Committee and Executive Director of the Seattle Urban League, Pratt dedicated his life and career to promoting racial equality and social justice. He led civil rights campaigns against housing discriminations, school segregation and employment bias.
Pratt moved his family to a nearly all-white Shoreline in 1959 to highlight and bring attention to residential segregation that was present through housing covenants that would not allow the sale of homes to African-Americans and through redlining. Redlining was the practice of denying financial services, such as loans and insurance, to minorities seeking to purchase homes in many Seattle-area neighborhoods.
Pratt was assassinated in front of his home on January 26, 1969 at the age of 38. He was survived by his wife Bettye and two young children, William and Miriam.
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