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Gail Cruise-Roberson

How Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Informs SEED Work

By SEED Co-Director Gail Cruise-Roberson.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left a broad legacy of justice that still echoes today. One way to contemplate the values of his life is through a SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) lens. The work we do as SEED leaders is informed by some key principles embodied by Dr. King and the women and men who led the Civil Rights Movement with him.

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Randall Carpenter

Reflecting on Race at the White Privilege Conference

Randall Carpenter
High School Chemistry & Physics Teacher
SEED Leader

SEED has given me the gift of realizing that I have stories to share, and as I prepared to go to my fifth White Privilege Conference, I immediately began reflecting on my childhood experiences.

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Dan Cohen

Dismantling the Box of Ableism

By Daniel Cohen
English Teacher, Oak Park and River Forest High School;
SEED Leader

As a SEED facilitator for the past 15 years, I've designed dozens of monthly seminar sessions to help participants further their self-understanding, their analyses of social systems, and their commitment to enacting justice and equity. One topic I have taken up in these sessions is Ableism, where I use the work of Riva Lehrer, including the picture of Eli Clare here

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