RARE Newsletter June 2022
Connections is on Track for Summer
Thirteen students from three Seattle high schools are expected to participate this summer in Connections, RARE’s partnership with the Seattle Urban League. The program will draw on information on race, racism, and anti-racism and will focus on helping high school students make friends across racial lines.
KCTS 9 To Feature RARE Documentary Film on Juneteenth
KCTS 9, a PBS member station in Seattle, will feature Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black & White on June 14, 7pm and June 19, 6:30pm (Juneteenth). RARE is honored that this prestigious station has chosen our documentary film for prime time viewing on this important date. Please spread the word!
Nominate Roosevelt’s Most Notable Alumni
Roosevelt High School is turning 100! During that time, the school has produced many notable graduates. In honor of the anniversary, 100 distinguished alumni, faculty, or staff members will be nominated to create a Wall of Honor. Who do you think are notable alumni? We’d like the RARE community to focus on identifying outstanding individuals who have made important contributions to equity and inclusion.
One Blood – The Racial Equity and Inclusion of a College Like No Other
Dr. Chad Berry of Berea College in Kentucky presents on Monday, June 20, 2022, 7pm (PDT). Join RARE to learn about Berea College, the first integrated college in the southern US. It began in 1855 when the Rev. John G. Fee began a one-room school advocating for equality and excellence in education for people of all races.
Getting Discipline Right
“J” was a disciplinary problem all through school. School officials saw him as an angry Black male. In reality, “J” was hurt and his reactions to that hurt damaged his school career. His story is common. Tori Hazelton tells J’s story as an example of discipline programs gone wrong.
League of Education Voters Features Joe & Tony in Podcast
LEV has a podcast series that features leaders who give back to our community, drive innovative solutions, and inspire others in making our state more equitable and just. Watch this interview of RARE’s co-leaders, Joe Hunter and Tony Allison.