Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED)
About Seed
Would you like to join SEED?
How we see the world, decide which values to uphold, understand the unfamiliar, raise our kids – all these depend on our personal histories, inform who we are, and guide whom we want to be.  Parent SEED brings together CA parents and those caring for CA students who are interested in looking at issues in diversity, inclusion, and multi-culturalism (such as racism, class, poverty, gender identity, disability rights, etc.) , through their own eyes and those of fellow parents.  Through a year-long series of 7 meetings, enhanced by selected readings, videos, and speakers, we discuss topics important and sometimes uncomfortable, in a confidential and safe space at school. 

If you would like to join SEED, please email Joyce Simson P’08 (jrs@ix.netcom.com) or call her (614-554-9238) She will be in touch with you to introduce the SEED meeting format and will send materials to review before your first meeting.

2018-2019 School Year

MEETING TOPICS

Thursday, September 6 – Fireside Room
Positive Psychology,   Presented by Michelle Schroeder and Suzanne Ritter 

Monday, October 8 – White American Youth; Memoir of the Skinhead movement

Thursday, November 1 – Fireside Room

Tuesday, January 22 – Huntington Room; Discussion of “Small Great Things

Tuesday, February 12 – Huntington Room; Discussion of “Evicted

Monday, April 8 – Huntington Room

Monday, May 6 – Huntington Room

2018-2019 School Year

Books and Resources for Discussions

2017-2018 DISCUSSION MATERIALS

Below is a sampling of books, articles, videos, and speaker agencies read, viewed, listened to, and discussed by SEED parents over the past 10 years at CA:

              White American Youth by Christian Picciolini

Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Turning Oppression into Opportunity For Women

               The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

               The Submission, by Amy Waldman, A striking portrait of a fractured city striving to make
                itself whole

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Evicted by Matthew Desmond ; Poverty, Profit in the American City

               The Price of Privilege, by Madeline Levine, How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage
                Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids

               Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, by Roz Chast, A graphic memoir of her parents’
               final years

               Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by B.D. Tatum

               The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by S. Alexie

               The Case for Reparations, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

               The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman

               Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

               Dreamland, by Sam Quinones

               The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, by Jeff Hobbs

               Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance

               Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America, by Linda Tirado

               Becoming Nicole, by Amy Ellis Nutt

               Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, by Zarqa Narwaz

               The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

               Crossing Borders documentary film

               The Central Park Five documentary film

               Quartet feature film

               Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)- Ohio

               Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS)

               Kaleidoscope Youth Center

NEW MEMBERS

If you would like to join SEED, please email Joyce Simson P’08 (jrs@ix.netcom.com) or call her (614-554-9238) She will be in touch with you to introduce the SEED meeting format and will send materials to review before your first meeting.