My “great idea” of bringing Black families together was not met with open arms by all staff at my daughters’ school. Despite some initial pushback, though, I’m starting to see positive change.
#BlackHistoryMatters! Happy Black History Month!!! By now your child should be sharing some of the some of the wonderful things they are learning about the amazing history and contributions of African Americans to American history and culture. For the first time, I think ever (!) my girls are reporting they are learning about Black scientists […]
I am so proud of the White, Asian and Latinx educators throughout SFUSD who are taking the time this month to focus on Black achievements and culture. This simple act is one way we push back on hate. For the first time in I don’t know how long, my daughters’ school has planned schoolwide celebrations […]
These past few week, in the wake of state-sanctioned violence rolling across our social media feeds, it is easy to feel apathetic. Seeing the recent “not-guilty” verdict (and recent settlement/hush money) for the blatant murder of Philando Castile, an innocent man who was pulled over last year and shot in front of his girlfriend and her […]
This fall, I’m excited to share that there will be TWO upcoming events sponsored by SFUSD via the African-American Achievement and Leadership Initiative and in partnership with the San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators, 100% College Prep, Mo’Magic and other amazing organizations focused on helping Black students access college and career opportunities. Please spread the word […]
I apologize for any followers of this blog for being a bit MIA lately. I’ve been busy, and then I got sick 🙁 Nonetheless, I’ve been working with the SF Families Union to support a local SF school in raising visibility for parent concerns. I was surprised to learn at an SF Families Union event last month focused on […]
Recently I began hosting a Black Family Breakfast at my girls’ school for black and mixed-race families as an effort to “explore race and culture.”
Last Tuesday, I was proud to attend the SFUSD Board of Education meeting to show Black families support for the district’s math sequence.
Hosting a Black Family Breakfast is a great way for Black families to get to get involved in making your school a better place for all students.
10 questions to for Black families to ensure our culture is valued and visible in all our schools.