SEEN Weekly Update – Let’s Explore Discipline!

Dear SEEN Community, This week’s email is brought to you by SEEN’s Practices, Procedures, and Operations Committee.  We are a group of 6 community members (Patricia Farrell, Alexis Katz, Kelly Sheppard, Caroline Smith, Jennifer Redman, and Leigh Wilton) who meet monthly. During SEEN’s first community-wide meeting way back in June 2020, we were struck byContinue reading “SEEN Weekly Update – Let’s Explore Discipline!”

SEEN Weekly Update – How Can You Get Involved?

Dear SEEN Community, We are still seeing the reverberating impact from the Demystifying Critical Race Theory forum from last week. Programs like this help call more people into this work and we couldn’t do it without you! Thank you to everyone who helped support this program – our co-organizers (MLK Saratoga, Skidmore’s Black Studies Program,Continue reading “SEEN Weekly Update – How Can You Get Involved?”

SEEN Weekly Update – Critical Conversations and More!

Dear SEEN Community, Tuesday’s Critical Conversations panel, “Demystifying Critical Race Theory,” was inspiring, challenging, and invigorating! Many thanks to those who joined, and especially to our moderator and panelists. To Dr. Renata Williams, Dr. Winston Grady-Willis, Dr. A. Tina Wagle, and Dr. Anthony Paul Farley: Thank you. To each of you who joined: Thank you.Continue reading “SEEN Weekly Update – Critical Conversations and More!”

SEEN Weekly Update – Week of 10/1!

Dear SEEN Community, We are quickly approaching the first panel in our “Critical Conversations” series, this one on “Demystifying Critical Race Theory.” If you haven’t yet signed up to attend, please register to join us on Zoom next Tuesday, October 5th at 7 p.m. We would also appreciate you sharing information about this event withContinue reading “SEEN Weekly Update – Week of 10/1!”

Our Community

Dear SEEN Community, SEEN formed in June 2020 in response to race-based policing and brutality. We came together in recognition of the potential impact of a network of individuals working collectively and in the hopes of building a more equitable community by starting with our youth in our schools. Our focus remains on educational equityContinue reading “Our Community”

SEEN Weekly Email – Back to School!

Dear SEEN Community, Welcome back to a new year! May it be a sweet new year—double so if you celebrated Rosh Hashanah last week! There is a lot going on in our community and across the country in the quest for anti-racism. At SEEN we have a focused mission on equity and anti-racism in ourContinue reading “SEEN Weekly Email – Back to School!”

SEEN August Update: Let’s Show Up For Equity!

Dear SEEN Community, The start of the new school year is a time of mixed emotion – especially as we approach a third year of schooling impacted by COVID-19. But at SEEN we ask that you also see this new school year as an opportunity to commit and recommit to our mission. Commitment means somethingContinue reading “SEEN August Update: Let’s Show Up For Equity!”

SEEN Update: We’re Doing The Work, And You Can Too! 

Dear SEEN Community, How’s your summer going? While our emails have been on a summer vacation schedule, our work has not. We formed as an organization in June of last year, and are pleased to celebrate several successes thus far. Think of this email as our “Impact Report” for 2020-21. But first, we invite youContinue reading “SEEN Update: We’re Doing The Work, And You Can Too! “

SEEN Weekly Update – Let’s Talk About Critical Race Theory

Dear SEEN Community, If you’ve been following the news (or the algorithms), you know that the pushback against the equity policy and regulation here in Saratoga Springs was framed as opposition to the introduction of “critical race theory” into our classrooms. It’s become clear over the last months that our “city in the country” isContinue reading “SEEN Weekly Update – Let’s Talk About Critical Race Theory”

SEEN Weekly Update – Celebration, Reflection, Juneteenth!

Dear SEEN Community, The last week has been a significant one for equity in Saratoga Springs City School District, and for this group. On Thursday, the SSCSD Board of Education passed the equity regulation (0105-R), after adding definitions for key terms. With this action, the Board upholds the opening paragraph of the regulation itself: ThisContinue reading “SEEN Weekly Update – Celebration, Reflection, Juneteenth!”