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Thursday, November 07, 2019

Focus Groups for Parents of Color for Advanced Learning and Enrichment Opportunities for Children of Color

From UW's Robinson Center and Families of Color Seattle (FOCS):

FOCS is committed to advocating for increased access to advanced learning and enrichment opportunities for BIPOC students. The racial opportunity and excellence gap has been plaguing our education system and is a major concern for our community.
FOCS has partnered with the UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars under an United:Ed agreement in order to explore the hurdles to participation for families of color in advanced learning in general, and in Robinson Center programs in particular, as well as evaluating what programs and outreach strategies can better serve families of color.

There are no prerequisites for children to be at any particular learning ability level for families to participate.
We will explore hurdles to participation the Black and Brown children in advanced learning in general, and in Robinson Center programs in particular, as well as evaluating what programs and outreach strategies can better serve families of color.
This focus group is for parents and guardians of children of color under 18 y.o. in any school district, including those in public schools, independent schools, or homeschooled. Families with children who are not yet school-aged are also welcome to participate.

We will hold two focus groups / listening sessions:

1. Saturday, November 23, 12:30-2:00 at UW;
2. Thursday, December 4, 6-7:30 pm, at the UW-Othello Commons


Attendance will be capped at 10 families per session.

Meals and childcare (with enrichment activities) will be provided; $50 stipend per participating family in appreciation of your time and valuable input.
Please note that, since this is part of an UW study, you will be asked to signed this consent form in order to participate. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tHiHGYVEZB6lby68eCPDHUQj1-JMovZ1

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For those like me who were unfamiliar with the acronym BIPOC, it apparently stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Interestingly, FOCS (the group partnering with the Robinson Center on this, and a group called the BIPOC Project (found online while trying to decipher the acronym) both seem to include Asians as POC. Why not SPS?

This event, however, is confusing. Do Asians count as Black or Brown, the target population for this? Or is the term "Black and Brown" meant to signify that they don't?

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