- Statement from PSESD
The events that took place earlier this week in Washington, DC and in Olympia, WA are intolerable. Many of us, including the children and families we serve, are experiencing an array of emotions. We must continue to acknowledge how alive racism is in our society and how power and privilege are used to uphold white supremacy. We also know that for some, this felt like much more than just an attack on American democracy. Given our nation's history and its journey via civil rights, this may have felt like an attack on their humanity. This latest manifestation of white supremacy is a call to action. As Washington state’s largest and most diverse Educational Service District, we take our journey, values and beliefs to become an Antiracist Multicultural Organization more seriously now than ever. We stand by our End: Success for Each Child and Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading With Racial Equity.