Dear Students and Community Members,
The past several weeks have been very difficult. The Seattle Education Access staff and board would like to express our love and support for our students and community members during these uncertain times. We will continue to support you in your educational journey, and we remain committed to serving those who face the most barriers to their education and livelihood. We are in solidarity with the people in our community who are people of color, women, immigrants, undocumented, Mexican, Muslim and other targeted religious or cultural identities, as well as those who identify as LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and those who experience the intersection of these identities. We will continue to advocate with and for you, and stand against any expression or act of racism, misogyny, xenophobia, Islamophobia, homophobia, sexism, ableism, and any other form of discrimination. We are committed to fostering safe and inclusive spaces, and to providing access to resources. We recognize that our work is rooted in the strength of the diverse communities we serve, the power of the people, and the recognition of human dignity and worth. We recognize your power, resilience, voice, and determination.
Our education advocates will be reaching out to students individually to check in about additional resources and/or support you may need. We recognize the power of showing up for you, we remain grounded in supporting you through individualized and personal attention, and we will continue to advocate for and with you within systems that create barriers to your education. We are here for you. Please feel free to reach out to your education advocate for any immediate assistance you may need.
– Seattle Education Access Board & Staff