Support for Southern Lehigh’s diversity education

Support for Southern Lehigh’s diversity education

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This petition is to show our support for educating the Southern Lehigh School District teachers, staff and administration on all aspects of equity, equality, social justice, human rights, LGBTQIA equality, and racial equality.

There are some very vocal candidates for school board, as well as, members of our community that believe that equity, inclusion, and cultural/racial awareness and sensitivity should not be taught in schools. We want to express our strong disagreement in a productive, respectful manner. We, as parents of students in SLSD and members of our community, want our youth and our educators to recognize and understand the realities of racism and inequity, including its existence at Southern Lehigh. We support our gay and transgender youth. We support education that explains the scientific proof of systemic racism and gender inequities, and support educating our staff and students on ways to combat these things. Knowing and understanding more about others is key to working together for any common goals. This education is critical in helping the district support underrepresented students in a school district with low diversity in the student population, and even lower diverse representation in the staff.

We are proud to be a part of SLSD but there are always ways to improve. Fostering an equitable, inclusive culture is the future.

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