To note: still nothing from the Mayor or Councilman Burgess on Superintendent Banda's appointment. I have to wonder about that and I hope they both show up to this event.
From El Centro de la Raza and the Alliance for Education:
What: El Centro de la Raza and the Alliance for Education, together with a host committee including nearly thirty community groups representing every corner of the city, are pleased to host a Community Welcome Reception for incoming Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda. The free event will feature a global selection of food, including El Quetzal, Green Leaf and Fusion on the Run.
Who: A wide array of educators, school staff, parents, civic leaders, elected officials, and corporate partners will attend the Welcome Reception. The following community members will offer brief remarks:
- Estela Ortega, Executive Director, El Centro de la Raza
- Sara Morris, President and CEO, Alliance for Education
- Tom Stritikus, Dean and Professor at the College of Education, University of Washington
- Michael DeBell, Seattle Public School Board President
- Jose Banda, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent
Where: El Centro de la Raza (2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144)
Cost: Free and open to the public
RSVP: Please RSVP to Sara Circelli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors: ACLU of Washington, Alliance for Education, Arab American Community Coalition, Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Casa Latina , Center for Linguistic and Cultural Democracy, Child Care Resources, City of Seattle, Consejo Counseling and Referral Service, Denise Louie Education Center, El Centro de la Raza, Goddard College, Horn of Africa, Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores After School Program, The Martinez Foundation, Nate Miles, Paola Maranan, Racial and Social Justice Community Roundtable, Refugee Women's Alliance, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Senior Services, Somali Community Services Coalition, South East Seattle Education Coalition, The Seattle Foundation, United Way of King County, University of Washington, Youth Ambassadors