High School Walkout Planned for Monday
It is my understanding that some SPS high school students are planning a walk-out on Monday because of the presidential election results. I only have firm notice from one school but have been told that others will participate. SPS says that students participating will be given an unexcused absence.
“TOGETHER WE STAND”
West Seattle, WA: The Chief Sealth Intl. High School Black Student Union will be participating in a school wide walkout and rally outside of Chief Sealth Intl. High School on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 1:30pm.
In this rally, we want to show that our students are here for each other and that we won’t back down. We are proud of our school’s diversity, no matter who’s elected into office or what they may say.
After the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, there has been a heightened fear among Students of Color, Immigrant Students, Muslim Students, Female Students, and more. The examples of hate crimes and discrimination all over the country has our students afraid for their future and the future of their friends and family.
We say “heightened” because the struggle for Students of Color, Immigrant Students, Muslim Students, and Female Students is not new. It has been ongoing, and we come together today to show that we will have each other's backs as we enter this new era.
We will not be afraid. We know that when we stand together, we are strong. We know that when we stand together, the racism, islamophobia, anti-immigrant sentiment, homophobia and misogyny that Donald Trump stoked during his campaign will not find a voice in our community. We know that when we all stand together those that have been empowered by Seattle Schools Community Forum: High School Walkout Planned for Monday: