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Diversity Newsletter

August 23, 2016

Dear Parents:

I am pleased to let you know about an enrichment opportunity for parents here in the Cary Academy community: SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). This will be our second CA SEED Parent Project.

The National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum is a peer-led professional development program that promotes change through self-reflection and interpersonal dialogue and builds capacity for more equitable curriculum, campuses, and communities. It engages parents, teachers, and community leaders from all types of schools, grade levels, and geographical locations.

SEED seminars are facilitated by teachers who have been trained as SEED leaders. SEED leaders do not lecture. Instead, they lead peers in experiential, interactive activities and conversations often stimulated by films and readings. The monthly seminars deepen participants’ understanding of themselves and expand their knowledge of the world. In each seminar, SEED participants use their own experiences and those of their children to make themselves more effective as partners in their children’s education, and more resilient as parents interested in making their communities and schools more inclusive. SEED values parents’ voices so they can, in turn, better value the voices of their children and their friends and classmates.

Jason Franklin and Kara Caccuitto will be facilitating the sessions for interested parents throughout the school year on the following Thursday: 9/15, Thursday 10/6, Thursday11/3, Thursday 12/1, Thursday 1/5,Thursday 1/26, Thursday 2/16, Thursday 3/16, Thursday 4/20, and Thursday 5/11.

The seminar will run from 4:30-7:30 pm. If you are interested, please contact Kara Caccuitto or Jason Franklinby September 3rd, as space is limited.

I hope you will consider joining SEED as part of your commitment to community engagement and our commitment to diversity and inclusion here at Cary Academy.

If you are interested, please signup here.CA SEED Project Video

Sincerely,

Jason Franklin

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

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