“SEED gave me the opportunity to meet other Burke parents and talk about complex issues in an atmosphere of growth.” - a Burke Parent
Edmund Burke School is proud to offer a new Parent SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Seminar for the 2017-18 school year. SEED is a monthly discussion group that helps participants explore issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity through personal reflection, highly structured group discussion, and experiential activities.
We seek a diverse group of Burke parents to join our new cohort because we believe that it is through listening to others' stories and learning together that we can best explore various forms of inequality and develop effective strategies for challenging them.
The SEED Seminar provides Burke parents:
- A diverse community of adults committed to intentionally exploring various forms of oppression and inequality, as well as strategies for disrupting them
- A challenging, but safe, environment for self-reflection and interpersonal dialogue about issues of race, religion, gender, sexual identity, class, (dis)ability, and more
- An opportunity to see ourselves and others—and the systems in which we live our lives—more fully
- A way to meet other Burke parents and build a stronger sense of community
- An opportunity to deepen our understanding of the issues our children face in and out of school
We will meet one evening a month for 2½ hours from October to June, starting with a simple shared meal. Because each meeting will build on the work we have done before, it is important to plan to attend all nine meetings. There will be no lectures, and homework will be minimal. No previous experience necessary to participate.