November Monthly Education Challenge

You are invited to learn with the Alki PTA! 

In June, the Alki PTA made a resolution to increase education for families on how to be antiracist and become an ally.  The resources below are a starting point, as each person has a different knowledge base, as well as a different amount of time to focus on antiracist education.  The options below provide a range from adding an account to follow on your Instagram feed, reading a book for yourself or to your child, delving into art, listening to a podcast or supporting a black owned bookstore.  Please choose something from this list or educate yourself in other ways throughout this month.  You can add your learning, questions, and comments about these works on the Padlet.  Remember that all commentary must follow the Alki Way: Always be responsible, Let kindness be your guide, Keep yourself and others safe, Inspire respect and pride.

Thank you,

Davina Dilley, Alki Advocacy Chair



The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (available on Kindle and as an audiobook)

Teaching Guide for high school students (or scholarly adults) to accompany the book, created by Teaching Tolerance



Code Switch by NPR


Children’s Books

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, reading level age 10

At the Mountain’s Base by Traci Sorell illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre, picture book



@weshoyot -Native American artist and activist 

@jacqueline_woodson -author


Art: Margaret Tayolor-Burroughs: artist, writer and educator 

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


Weshoyot Alvitre – artist