SEED leaders: Remember your time at SEED New Leaders' Week?
I do. Mine was in 1992 in Palo Alto, California. I had never heard of SEED and had no idea what to expect. I quickly figured out that I was going to hear stories that I'd never heard or even knew existed. In so many ways, SEED has changed my life forever.
SEED Founder Peggy McIntosh will be speaking this week at Berea College in Kentucky, part of its inaugural "Dialogue on Race and Education in the 21st Century" conference. Other speakers include bell hooks, Tim Wise, and Saida Grundy.
Time: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 8:00 AM to Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT
Place: Berea College Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education
Peggy's keynote will be on April 6, from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., in the Alumni Building, Baird Lounge.
We at SEED were delighted when author Grace Lin recently gave a TEDx talk on "The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child's Bookshelf" which for us resonates with SEED Founding Co-director Emily Style's "Curriculum As Window and Mirror."
As Lin shares, "Here's the thing about your window. When the light hits it just right, you don't just see the world outside. You can also see your reflection, so the window becomes a mirror. That's also what a book does."
Windows and mirrors is a powerful analogy that continues to shed light on the importance of diverse books, classroom materials, and perspectives!