BHS PTSA DEI Screening A Documentary Film About Race and Education April 21

Summary: Join Us!

Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black & White Screening April 21

Ballard High School PTSA Beaverhead logo, RARE Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity logo, 4 Culture logo
Collage of photos from the RARE Roosevelt HS Beyond Black and White

A Documentary Film About Race and Education

Come together to build community and learn from each other!

Join the Ballard PTSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee for a film screening and discussion of “Roosevelt High School – Beyond Black and White

Everyone is Welcome!

  • Who: Families, students and other members of our Ballard HS Community
  • What: A screening of the film: Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black and White
    • Includes a panel discussion and Q & A
  • When: Friday, April 21 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Doors will open at 6:45 p.m
  • Where: Ballard High School Performing Arts Center (PAC)
    • 1418 NW 65th St. Enter the Auditorium from NW 67th St.

The discussion will be in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) and include Roosevelt alumni from the film who will be there to share their experiences. You can reach out to BHS Staff: Mr. Subido, Mr. Guettler, or Ms. Montes with any questions as well.

We would love any other Seattle Schools alumni to join the conversation!

Many kids were grappling with whether they would have participated in the voluntary bussing program. We discussed some possible solutions to the disparity in resources among Seattle’s public schools, such as equitably distributing PTSA funds, bussing students, and changing zoning policy to counteract redlining and segregation. We talked a lot about how student government could do more to fight racism at our school.”

My children are discussing racism at school as part of their classrooms’ Black history month curriculum, and I watched this with them at bedtime. When I asked my son what he learned, he said he never knew about red-lining and that it was illegal for people of color to live in certain neighborhoods.”

Meet the Ballard HS PTSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

We are excited to continue the kick off the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts (or DEI) at Ballard High School! 

We want everyone to link arms towards creating a more welcoming, diversity-rich safe space here in our school community where everyone feels a greater sense of belonging, where everyone has a seat at the table, and where students’ and families’ unique cultural perspectives are valued.

Please reach out if you have any questions or are interesting in sharing information that celebrates Diversity, Equity, or Inclusion to;  

Learn more and check for upcoming events on our PTSA DEI webpage.

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