Racial and Social Justice

R-CORE will implement all three models of unionism in our work. We will use these guiding questions to focus our actions towards a lens of equity that strengthens our union and restores justice within our schools and our community:

  1. How will this action benefit members, students and families of color?”
  2. How will this action benefit our LGBTQIA+ members, students and families?
  3. How will this action benefit our members, students and families with disabilities?
  4. How will this action benefit our members, students and families who are learning English as a second, third or fourth language?
  5. How will this action benefit our members, students and families who are considered “homeless” – and/or are struggling socio-economically to live in well-being within our community?
  6. How will this action benefit our members, students and families who have experienced trauma and/or are struggling with mental health issues?

Racial Justice Resources:

Ask to Join the Rainier Educators of Color Network – Facebook Group here. [RECN]

Renton School District’s Non-Discrimination Policy

Renton School District’s Homeless Assistance Notice [McKinney-Vento]

Renton School District’s Anti-Bullying Policy [HIB]

Do you want to participate in #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool next year [2019-20]?

Find out more information about this national movement here.

Let’s organize! Send us an email here.

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2018-19 Black Lives Matter at School National Demands:

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White Fragility* Self-Test | via NEYM: Quakers in New England

WEA’s Immigrant Rights Resources

LGBTQIA+ Resources:

PSA for cisgenders on how, when, and where to use gender identity pronouns to support our #LGBTQIA+ community.

Dear (Cis) People Who Put Your Pronouns On Your “Hello My Name Is” Name Tags

And why they’re important.

Local Resources:

LGBTQ Washington State

Camp Ten Trees

Residential camping programs for LGBTQ youth and youth of LGBTQ families

Equal Rights Washington

Equal Rights Washington (ERW) is Washington’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) advocacy and community outreach organization. ERW’s mission is to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Washingtonians.

GLSEN

GLSEN (formerly the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) is a United States-based education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in K-12 schools. In recognition that a more inclusive name was needed, the organization no longer uses its former full name and is commonly known today as GLSEN.

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.

Lambert House

Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.

NEA LGBTQ CAUCUS

The NEA-LGBTQ+ Caucus, in order to eliminate institutional discrimination and homophobia, monitors and participates in the development of NEA policies and activities, provides resources and fosters better communication among educators, students, and communities.

PFLAG Washington

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through:

  • Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ.
  • Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ.
  • Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.

WEA LGBTQ CAUCUS

The WEA-LGBTQ Caucus, in order to eliminate institutional discrimination, shall monitor and participate in the development of WEA policies and activities, provide resources and outer better communication among educators, students, and communities.