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Education Week Posts Blog on Addressing Structural Racism Authored by School’s Out Staff

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School’s Out Washington’s Statewide Training Manager Emily Emerson, and AmeriCorps VISTA member Katrina Go recently co-authored a blog post in Education Week on the work of School’s Out and the role of the afterschool and youth development field in addressing racial equity.  Take a moment to read this very thoughtful post on why it matters that those of us in youth-serving professions understand and take action to address structural racism.

Bringing Ferguson Home: How to Begin Addressing Structural Racism

Ferguson continues to be a national conversation, bringing with it a spotlight on race in the classroom and in afterschool programs. Emily Emerson and Katrina Go share why Schools Out Washington makes racial equity a core part of their work and share some tips for educators to begin addressing these issues. 

By Emily Emerson and Katrina Go

Many have been engaging in the national conversation regarding why a white police officer would kill an unarmed young black man.  Media and social commentary demonstrate prevalent views that race does not and should not matter in the case of Michael Brown and Darren Wilson… Read the full post here.

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