A key SEED practice is using personal stories to illuminate systems of inequality and oppression. I was reminded of that this past week as my family celebrated Passover, the Jewish holiday in which we remember gaining our freedom from slavery in Egypt â and when we encourage ourselves to keep working for the freedom of all people even today.
Watch SEED leaders from different racial and ethnic backgrounds talk about some of the ways in which SEED has helped them better understand privilege and systemic racism, create more inclusive curricula, and be good allies.
As a classroom teacher in 1961, SEED summer staff member Willa Cofield and her students watched as the Freedom Riders non-violently challenged segregation on public buses. Willa here shares how she is using her personal experience during the civil rights era, along with SEED methods, to celebrate Black History Month and "to continue honoring Black history throughout the year."