Please support a much more critical demonstration next Wed, Sept 3rd, at the Seattle School Board meeting. The District is making decisions about its next step regarding the Garfield HS rape victim. We know the District’s response was outrageous, but the general public must also become educated. The self-serving Seattle Times reporting did nothing to inform the public of the facts. We know the District still pretends that no assault occurred (despite the assailant's testimony to raping/sodomizing and medical information); the District takes no responsibility for its deplorable chaperoning, nothing is wrong. The victim wasn’t even the recipient of sexual harassment, they determined. Yeah right. A successful student’s life was ruined on a school field trip where chaperones and staff failed to supervise. It was entirely and easily preventable.
If we can object powerfully at this juncture, we send a strong message that the public is NOT going to tolerate the lawlessness that informs so many of the District's behaviors.
DEMONSTRATION WED. SEPT 3 at 4:15 School Board meeting. 75-100+ people needed to express their outrage at the District for discounting sexual assault, the negligence that led to this easily preventable rape/sodomy (and other students' assaults), and the District’s failure to follow its own laws.
We must demand that the District stop endangering students/duping the public. The District will only respond to this kind of visible protest.
If there is one good deed to do for this effort, please do it on Sept 3rd! Because our first group of demonstrators will have returned to college, we need your help. Enlist your non-profit/spiritual community. Bring your kids after school, friends, and meet others who care. Show up late if necessary! Fill up your car!
Posters: Easily preventable sexual assault/willful negligence/lawlessness/ Peaslee resign!
In addition, or if you can’t make it, write a short email expressing disgust at the District's negligence, hollow promises, and ongoing violations after the 2012 rape as demonstrated in the District's own documents. Links to these documents and a mailing list is posted on stop sexual assault in high school Facebook page
Ask for School Board President Peaslee's resignation. Write: SchoolBoard@seattleschools.org
and copy those on the mailing
list. She's the reason why
victims are afraid to report. Watch
her outrageous performance--end of school board video http://www.seattlechannel.org/ videos/video.asp?ID=6560&file= 1
If you can't be at the Sept 3rd demonstration, let us know if you can come on Thursday, Sept. 4. If you can't come, picket school district building Tuesday during hours when employees enter/leave the building/lunch. Check out GHS's alum's site: https://www.facebook.com/
THANK YOU!Grateful Parents