SEED leader Greg Taylor's piece is the first of several posts this month about how various SEED leaders have used SEED methods and principles both to celebrate Black History Month and, broadly, to create a more multiculturally equitable and inclusive curriculum and community.
Today is Spirit Day, when millions around the U.S. are speaking out against bullying and in support of LGBT youth. While SEED doesn't need a crisis such as bullying to address the very real power dynamics of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc. that play out systemically in schools and communities to the detriment of all, it has had a significant impact in schools wanting to address bullying and harassment.
Jessie Lortie, a high school teacher and SEED leader from Boston, says that leading a SEED seminar for her colleagues has been transforming for the school faculty, students, and community as a whole: