SEED summer staff member Christine Saxman's piece is the next 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.
SEED is proud to be a sponsor of the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference -- Dare to Explore and Discover, this week in Orlando, Florida. If you'll be attending, please stop by the SEED booth, #531, staffed by Associate Directors Gail Cruise-Roberson and Jondou Chase Chen, along with Staff Member Ruth Mendoza.
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."