April is National Poetry Month. Many SEED leaders have found that sharing poems in their SEED seminars is a powerful way to offer participants mirrors of their own experiences and windows into those of others. SEED as an organization also has a history connected with poetry.
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.
Hugh Vasquez, senior associate of the National Equity Project and a SEED leader, speaks about how he uses SEED's process of self-examination to help school district leaders see where they may be inadvertently reproducing inequities in education.