The event provides a public, accessible forum for parents and the Seattle Public Schools community to meet local candidates up close and personal.
A consortium of education nonprofits is proud to announce a public, community roundtable event designed to engage Seattle residents in crucial conversations with candidates about the future of public education. This event, organized by Alliance for Education, Black Education Strategy Roundtable, League of Education Voters, Seattle Council PTSA, Seattle Student Union, Southeast Seattle Education Coalition and South Seattle Emerald will provide an intimate platform for Seattle School Board and Seattle City Council candidates to address important issues from the community, share their visions, and answer questions.
- Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
- Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
- Location: Rainier Avenue Church, 5900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
The public forum aims to foster a sense of collaboration and transparency in the decision-making process, ensuring that our community’s voices are heard as we navigate the challenges and opportunities facing Seattle Public Schools.
The event program will include a free family style meal during brief opening remarks before attendees move into small, intimate roundtables that candidates will cycle through, allowing more personal questions and one-on-one face time. Candidates and community members will cover key issues top of mind related to public education, such as:
- Funding for schools
- Equity and access to quality education
- Curriculum development and innovation
- Community engagement and partnership
- School safety and student well-being
The event is free and open to all members of the community and media. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure seating and have time for dinner. Dinner will be served free of charge to all attendees with accessible options such as vegetarian and halal available, catered from T’Juana Tacos. Translation and interpretation will be available for ASL, Amharic, Cantonese, Oromo, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, Somali and Spanish. Transit access is available with nearby King County Metro bus lines 7, 106 and their on-call flexible options.
The event will also be live-streamed on Zoom for those unable to attend in person. Join the livestream at this link.
Find additional information, accessibility, and updates about the event here.
About The Alliance for Education
The Alliance for Education is an independent, local education fund that has worked in partnership with Seattle Public Schools since 1995 to address big challenges facing Seattle students and schools. We develop, invest, and partner in programs that advance educational justice and increase racial equity for students in Seattle Public Schools. Our work is designed to challenge systemic inequities in public schools and create a more equitable and just education system that allows all Seattle students to thrive.