All parents and staff in the Northshore School District are invited to a special discussion on how to talk with children about race and diversity.
The discussion is offered as part of Northshore’s Equity and Diversity Initiative that launched in 2015. This year, the number of languages families speak at home in the district has grown to 94.
Ilsa Govan, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, will lead an interactive session with parents and staff from 7-9 p.m., Monday, March 20, in the Skyview Junior High School commons. The event, “Fostering A Diverse and Inclusive Environment,” is free. Interpreters are available by calling Communications at 425-408-7670.
Participants will walk away with practical tips on:
Talking about race and ethnicity with children
Identifying our own unconscious biases
Helping students connect with other cultures
Creating a welcoming community for all
Govan, co-author of “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race,” has led conversations about racial equity at workshops and conferences across the country.
Northshore School District prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification, in all its employment procedures, training, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged unlawful discrimination: Director of Human Resources (Title IX, ADA and Civil Rights Compliance), Director of Career and College Readiness (Section 504), 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA 98021, 425-408-6000.