RACE AND EQUITY COMMITTEE

The Race and Equity Committee at Roosevelt High School is run by students and PTSA volunteers.  We are committed to forming a supportive and safe community for ALL Roosevelt students and families.

Get involved - contact us at

recrhsptsa@gmail.com

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Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity - Scholarship and Documentary

Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity (RARE) is a multi ethnic group of RHS graduates who have teamed up to try to bridge the racial divide by holding discussions and pursuing projects related to racial equity issues. One project is to offer two annual scholarships of $5,000 each for economically disadvantaged students of color at Roosevelt High School – the James A Davis Jr Memorial Scholarship – with the first awards to be made to graduating seniors in the spring of 2021; the other is a documentary film about how voluntary busing and integration affected RHS and its students, both then and today. Please visit the RARE website to learn more, to get involved, apply for the scholarship, or make a donation.

The Race & Equity Committee (REC) - a group of parents, students, and teachers - formed last summer as part of the PTSA’s Anti-Racism Resolution adopted in June. We are motivated and determined to help RHS be an inclusive environment where families, students, and teachers from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued. We want RHS to be a community in which kids thrive and become the best they can be. We are a working group, focused on three initiatives:

1. Education: Provide anti-racism educational experiences and conversation opportunities to encourage a common understanding of the issues among RHS families

2. Support for victims: Make the reporting process for harassment and abuse transparent and accessible to RHS students

3. Outreach: Amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and provide opportunities for diverse groups to learn from each other

RESOURCES

This is a list of resources to help you and your family learn more about the issues and troubles facing our students today." To this sentence: "This is a list of resources to help you and your family learn more about the issues of racism facing our students today

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Black-Owned Businesses

Local Black-Owned Business Directory

by The Intentionalist

22 Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Order From Online

by Elite Daily

Eye See Me Bookstore

-Book List on Amazon-

Teaching for Black Lives by Dyan Watson

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

Stamped: Antiracism, Racism, and You

by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds *

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo (white author)

You Failed Us: Students of Color Talk Seattle Schools by Azure Savage

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California by Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement edited by

Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde, Foreword by Cheryl Clarke

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma And The Pathway To Mending Our Broken Hearts And Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

Racism Without Racists: Color-blind Racism And The Persistence Of Racial Inequality In America by

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen (white author)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell*

*Young Adult Book

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