The SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)SM partners with communities, organizations, and schools to train leaders who facilitate their peers in conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward social justice. As a project, we challenge ourselves to make SEED more just as an organization and community. Each year we make changes to our pedagogy and content that will be more impactful for the educators/facilitators we work with. We also examine the structure of our organization itself and constantly question whether SEED reflects the justice we want to see in the world.
By SEED Staff Member Christine Saxman. After seeing multiple requests from Asian folks and other folks of color to interrupt the fear, ignorance, and racism in the time of COVID-19, I feel called to reach out to my White community and ask us to do more. My humble offering comes from my perspective as a White woman working to end racism. I invite accountability from those targeted by racism to help us all reach a new, critical perspective in order to eliminate the pain and trauma racism causes and change our system for the better.
SEED is monitoring the current COVID-19 threat closely. At this time, we intend to conduct our 2020 SEED New Leaders Weeks on the dates currently listed. Should a postponement become necessary, we will roll over to 2021 those who were admitted and paid their deposit (or full fee) for the 2020 cohort. Unless we inform you otherwise, however, our current refund and deferral policy remains in effect. We encourage you to proceed with submitting your applications. Please know that we will remain in regular contact with you as we plan for the summer.