FAIR News: Opposing Discrimination in Seattle
Dear Friends of FAIR,
This week FAIR submitted a federal civil rights complaint, filed in accordance with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The complaint was brought against Pathfinder K-8 School in Seattle Washington. Pathfinder leadership has implemented several programs that separate students and other community members based on race or skin color in violation of federal law. Specifically, the school has offered several opportunities that are racially-exclusionary or separate individuals based on race.
FAIR’s efforts to engage Pathfinder in constructive dialogue to ensure they are in compliance with federal civil rights protections were not responded to despite multiple attempts. As much as FAIR desires to work alongside Pathfinder to engender a pro-human approach to their antiracism efforts, we will not stand by and allow a public school or any other public entity to blatantly engage in discrimination without consequence.
FAIR filed its complaint on April 11, 2023. We look forward to the response from the Office for Civil Rights and we are hopeful they will do the right thing.
The Team at The Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism
Virginia Was a Spy by Catherine Urdahl, Illustrated by Gary Kelley
This suspenseful picture book biography follows the life of Virginia Hall, a humble yet heroic spy who helped bring an end to World War II.
FAIR’s literature guides emphasize pro-human values and support literacy development. Designed for use with elementary-age students, each guide features a high-quality picture book, with discussion questions and activities aligned with FAIR’s Pro-Human Learning Standards.
Say More Event Series Launch
A dialogue between FAIR Advisors Glenn Loury and John McWhorter, facilitated by Professor Ilana Redstone, Mill Institute Faculty Director. Join The Mill Institute on Friday, April 14th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT at the Museum of Arts and Design Theater for an exclusive conversation with Glenn Loury and John McWhorter about affirmative action, race, inequality, and fairness in the US. This exciting discussion aims change how we think about these complex subjects.
How To Run for School Board
You care about your kids and your community, we get it! So do we. April 24th-27th, join Grassroots Leadership Academy in partnership with FAIR for a 4-session, training experience to empower you to roll up your sleeves and run for school board (or effectively organize your community for someone you want to run for school board).
This training is great for those of you who want to run and your core supporters alike. The training experience is four, 90 minute sessions over four days, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET each day.
Pro-Human School Board Leadership With Tanya Simons
1st Session (May 2nd from 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. PT) - Pro-Human School Board Leadership: I won my election! Now what?
Congratulations! You've successfully won election to represent your community, parents, students, teachers, and everyone who has a stake in your school district. Now the real work begins! Learn how to hit the ground running and immediately make an impact as a school board leader. In this session, we will cover essential topics to help you onboard to your new role and build relationships to influence, drive change, and serve effectively.
2nd Session (May 16th from 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. PT) - Pro-Human School Board Leadership: Policy and Governance
The office of school board is a huge responsibility, and the work you do will shape young people and your community for years to come. Through pro-human principles, learn how to effectively influence and enact sound policy in your district and how to build effective oversight and governance for your board.
FAIR News Podcast
Join the Pro-Human Movement With FAIR Merch!
FAIR Educators Alliance & Other Networks
Connect with other pro-human educators through the FAIR Educators Alliance. We bring together educators from all levels to share experiences and work on developing resources that can support teachers, community members, and FAIR chapters.
The FAIR Educators Alliance hosts an informal, virtual happy hour every other Thursday evening with occasional speakers and presentations.
FAIR also offers a K-12 Administrators Alliance, which holds meetings on the last Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. ET, and a group for Librarians and Library staff that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Teachers, administrators, librarians, and educators of all kinds are welcome. For more information and to join any of these networks, please email email@example.com.
Join the FAIR Community
Sign-up for a Welcome to FAIR Zoom information session to learn more about our mission, or watch a previously recorded session in the Members section of www.fairforall.org.