UPCOMING EVENT: "Healing Spaces: Discussions of Race and Privilege in a Time of Unrest" sponsored by Joaquin Miller Elementary
Fri, Jun 5 1:52pm
 
 
Dear RHS Families,
 
Below, I am sharing information from my colleague, Sara Green, principal of Joaquin Miller,  about a parent-led event.  I appreciate their generosity to share space and open this up to other school communities:
 

UPCOMING EVENT:  "Healing Spaces: Discussions of Race and Privilege in a Time of Unrest"  sponsored by Joaquin Miller Elementary and open to all school communities on June 11th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm - ADULTS ONLY 

Our city and country are experiencing an outpouring of collective pain, grief, and anger at George Floyd’s murder and the centuries of white supremacy that allowed it to happen.  As a school community, we wish to open ourselves to the necessary hard conversations that this moment requires.  Our hope is that through honest dialogue and emotional transparency, we can create the space for healing and change.

Facilitated by ANDREA JOHNSON, educator, mom, and advocate for social justice. I have worked with many high school students in OUSD as part of the Dual Enrollment program and teach at Merritt College and CSU, East Bay. I am currently finishing my Ed.D. focusing on the identity of young Black athletes in regards to education and sport. 

Please join members of the JM community for an open discussion of race, white privilege, and our path forward on June 11th.  All community members are welcome to attend and listen, but we particularly wish to raise up Black voices at this time.  RSVP HERE.

 Best,
Cynthia Bagby-Ellison
Principal of Redwood Heights Elementary