"Whether it is driven by fear, power or ignorance, I believe that behaviors that negatively discriminate against another person are inherently wrong. I believe in every human’s right to have equality and wholeness to live their human experience free from discrimination and bias."
"Equity is commitment to community. It’s an understanding that our action, or inaction, can and will affect others in profound ways. It’s the everyday decisions that we make to show up and provide support to our communities in large and small ways that align with our natural character."
"This work is hard, but there is joy and passion within it too. Equity work takes all of us, all the time, always, and is never complete. Systems that support the status quo were designed to thrive on the oppression of many. It is only through courageous, persistent, collective action that we can build the long-term systemic change we desire."
"We must make sure that we are protecting ourselves and others from burnout as this is our lives' work. Our children deserve better. We all deserve better. Therefore, we must fight through our discomfort and fear."
"Listening to and observing our students to discover more about their identity is our greatest gift to them and ourselves. With the knowledge gathered, educators can take intentional and sophisticated steps in deepening learning, relationships, and community."