PTSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
As mentioned on the PTSA general page, the Lincoln PTSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee supports Lincoln families whose children may not be receiving equal education opportunities due to factors such as race, religion, special education, health conditions, gender identity, sexual orientation, poverty, homelessness, and other normal aspects of being human.
The DEI seeks to:
- help families network with other families facing similar issues
- identify and share with the Lincoln community what improvements need to be made at our school
- contribute toward solutions
We encourage you to attend our Zoom meetings – every Tuesday at 7pm – whether you will just be sitting in or you wish to become more actively involved.
More information about us and our activities is below. Contact us at Lincoln.PTSA.DEI@gmail.com for more information.
Join the Lincoln High School PTSA’s DEI Committee for an afternoon of fun at the Wallingford Playfield Tennis Courts (4219 Wallingford Avenue North) on Saturday, October 16, from 3:00-5:00 pm. We’ll get to know one another and hit some balls on the tennis court in honor of Naomi Osaka’s 24th birthday!
Osaka has been instrumental in bringing mental health challenges to the forefront of professional tennis. Given that her birthday coincides with National Depression and Mental Health Awareness and Screening Month, we’ll have a collection of literature available for anyone interested.
So, join us —rain or shine—and get to know the DEI and our goals for making diversity, equity, and inclusion an integral part of Lincoln High School’s community.
Save the dates for more upcoming DEI events:
- Free lecture and community online event on Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm. From Ally to Antiracist: Cultivating and Committing to Action in the Face of Life’s Obstacles with Jonathan W. Kanter, Ph.D., Director, UW Center for the Science of Social Connection and Behavioral Scientist, UW Medicine Office of Health Care Equity. Text TABLETALKS to 41444 to register.
- Book and Media Club Discussion of The Vanishing Half Parts I-III— Saturday, Nov 20, 4:00-5:00 pm
- Book and Media Club Discussion of The Vanishing Half Parts IV-VI— Saturday, Dec 4, 4:00-5:00 pm
DEI Book Discussion
You are invited to join the first book discussion of the school year. We will be reading The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. The Seattle Public Library has extra copies to check out, as it is the Seattle Reads 2021 selection.
Please join us regardless of reading skills. All are welcome to engage in the discussion.
The Lincoln High School Community Book and Media Discussion Group is for parents, staff, and students. We aim to create an informal space to discuss racial equity and inclusion through the lens of books, movies, and music.
Contact Hilary Loeb, firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more, suggest titles, or get a Zoom link.