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What Can I Do?
- Listen intently to the stories of others and continue the dialogue. For example, the Thurston County Study Circle on Race,
a community-wide program that brings people together in a safe environment to share their stories, explore disagreements, find common
ground, and take action on racism and race relation issues. Call Donna Kelly 786-9791, Lonnie Locke 456-2865, or Bill Crabtree 866-9742
to join or for more information.
- Educate yourself. There is a universe of ideas, analyses, and opinions on education equity. Call the
Timberland Regional Library Information and Reference, 704-4636 or via
Ask a Librarian ,
and ask for personalized help for finding the best titles and materials in line with your interests.
- Ask questions. Where does your school district measure up in terms of academic achievement? What is
being done to close the achievement gap? How can you help? Local contacts include North Thurston Public Schools - Carolyn Lint,
Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, 412-4462; Olympia School District - Dr. Pam Farr, Assistant Superintendent,
596-8585; Tumwater School District - Matt McCauley, Director of Secondary Education and Technology, 709-7030 or Terry Borden,
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Elementary Education, 709-7020.
- Volunteer in your community--at a school, as a literacy tutor, at a community center, for an organization.
The issue of education equity is overwhelming, but a small step in the direction you believe in will help you find your path.
The Volunteer Center of Lewis, Thurston and Mason Counties ,
or 586-7787 would be glad to help find the best fit for you.
- Contribute to scholarship funds that support students of color. Locally, you can contact the
Thurston Group , or
nationally to the
United Negro College Fund.
- Engage in education issues. For example, research the
Education Trust Initiative
which might be on this fall's ballot and decide if you agree or disagree with this proposal being
put before voters.
- Link arms with people who will inspire you, and go on to inspire others. Know that ordinary
people change the course of history every day.
May 12, 2004
|| The Evergreen State College
Daniel J. Evans Library
Olympia, Washington 98505
phone: (360) 867-6251, fax: (360) 866-6790