Addressing Inequities in Education (K-16)

Please join us for an event hosted by Seattle Pacific University’s School of Education, John Perkins Center, and Future Educators’ Club: Addressing Inequities in Education (K-16), an interactive dialogue with Kianee Lee. 

When: October 23rd, 7pm – 8:30pm
Where: SPU’s Ames Library Seminar Room (#14 on our campus map)

Please RSVP here. This event is free, but RSVPs help us with head counts and accommodation needs. Please know if you or a friend forget to RSVP, you are encouraged and welcomed to still attend! 

Event Details: 

Prejudice. Implicit Bias. Discrimination. Oppression.  Diversity. Inclusion. Social justice. Equity.  These are complex constructs in society with daily implications for students in K-16 schools.  To address inequities in any system and to begin to operate with an equity lens, we must go on a self-reflective journey to understand ourselves, the systems in which we work, and society at large.  Within classrooms, however, it takes more than a framework of equity and social justice to reach marginalized groups of students.  As educators, we must also understand and apply elements of culturally responsive teaching.  Without both, classroom teachers will continue to struggle with teaching students who are culturally and racially different than ourselves.  Join us for an interactive dialogue led by Kianee Lee as we explore ways to empower students who have been historically marginalized.

Kianee Lee has worked in education for nine years and currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Lincoln High School in the Tacoma School District. For the past seven years, she has been leading professional development and workshops in the areas of Social Justice and Equity as well as Culturally Responsive Teaching. She earned her B.A. in Business Administration with a Healthcare Management Specialization and her Master’s In Teaching with an Educational Leadership Certificate. Her purpose in Education is to work to change Education at a systems level so that it provides an education that truly empowers historically marginalized groups of students to become fully literate and productive members of society as well as critical thinkers about the world in which they live. The chains of oppression must be broken. The barriers must be removed.

Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2019