Three SNAPP PTA Board members have volunteered to organize and facilitate a talking group - Let's Talk about Race: a discussion group series meeting four times before the end of the school year to create a safe space to talk about race and racism. The intention is to open the door to discussions that will help the Cascadia community build an inclusive and welcoming community now and in our future locations. Out of consideration for the variety of schedules within our community, we will plan two discussions during the day and two in the evening.
Our first group will meet on February 15th from 10:00 - 11:30 AM next door to Cascadia at Solid Ground in the MLK Jr. conference room. These initial discussions will be centered on sharing personal experiences and developing understanding of different perspectives and not on analyzing policies and programs or coming up with solutions. Many thanks to Bert Hopkins and Valeri Shah for joining me in hosting and facilitating these groups. We are excited to engage with our community on this topic. Everyone is welcome!