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Juneteenth importance and resources

Jun 17, 202203 min read
Juneteenth importance and resources
Sunday is Juneteenth – a day that validates the lived and historical experience of Black Americans and American Descendants of Slavery. For me, it’s also a bittersweet day.   On one hand, it’s a day to recognize thousands of enslaved people who were notified of their freedom. On the other hand, it is painful to know […]

I gave IPS over 100 emails

Jun 16, 202202 min read
I gave IPS over 100 emails
The Parent Vision for a More Just and Equitable IPS, which I helped draft, called for the district to grow schools of all types, even ones not currently in the IPS family of schools, that close the opportunity gap.   In May, I provided the board with copies of over 100 emails from community members and parents […]

Stand Indiana welcomes Tyre’k Swanigan

Jun 8, 202202 min read
Stand Indiana welcomes Tyre’k Swanigan
Tyre’k Swanigan (he/him) is Stand for Children Indiana’s newly hired organizer. Many advocates and parents associated with Stand Indiana have likely already met Tyre’k. He’s jumped right into his role with Stand Indiana by now co-hosting several workshops.   Born and raised in Indiana with his parents and older brother, Tyre’k is passionate about students having equitable […]

The education I want IPS children to have

Jun 6, 202101 min read
The education I want IPS children to have
I got involved with advocacy because my children weren’t getting the type of education I wanted them to have – the type of education that will set them up for success. Even if you don’t have children in IPS, creating more equitable schools in this district is important for the entire community now and for […]

All IPS kids can achieve

May 19, 202102 min read
All IPS kids can achieve
All IPS kids can achieve if they are given the right supports, which is why I am asking you to add your name to this petition to IPS leaders. Parents like me submitted a plan for a more just and equitable IPS to district leaders back in March and your signature will help us gather […]

Make IPS equitable

May 3, 202103 min read
Make IPS equitable
I recently spoke to IPS leaders at a board meeting and below is most of what I said. I spoke up because I want to see the district where my children attend get better and set the stage for how equity should look in our community. But I am one voice. Please join me and […]

Juneteenth importance and resources

Jun 17, 202203 min read
Juneteenth importance and resources
Sunday is Juneteenth – a day that validates the lived and historical experience of Black Americans and American Descendants of Slavery. For me, it’s also a bittersweet day.   On one hand, it’s a day to recognize thousands of enslaved people who were notified of their freedom. On the other hand, it is painful to know […]

I gave IPS over 100 emails

Jun 16, 202202 min read
I gave IPS over 100 emails
The Parent Vision for a More Just and Equitable IPS, which I helped draft, called for the district to grow schools of all types, even ones not currently in the IPS family of schools, that close the opportunity gap.   In May, I provided the board with copies of over 100 emails from community members and parents […]

Stand Indiana welcomes Tyre’k Swanigan

Jun 8, 202202 min read
Stand Indiana welcomes Tyre’k Swanigan
Tyre’k Swanigan (he/him) is Stand for Children Indiana’s newly hired organizer. Many advocates and parents associated with Stand Indiana have likely already met Tyre’k. He’s jumped right into his role with Stand Indiana by now co-hosting several workshops.   Born and raised in Indiana with his parents and older brother, Tyre’k is passionate about students having equitable […]

The education I want IPS children to have

Jun 6, 202101 min read
The education I want IPS children to have
I got involved with advocacy because my children weren’t getting the type of education I wanted them to have – the type of education that will set them up for success. Even if you don’t have children in IPS, creating more equitable schools in this district is important for the entire community now and for […]

All IPS kids can achieve

May 19, 202102 min read
All IPS kids can achieve
All IPS kids can achieve if they are given the right supports, which is why I am asking you to add your name to this petition to IPS leaders. Parents like me submitted a plan for a more just and equitable IPS to district leaders back in March and your signature will help us gather […]

Make IPS equitable

May 3, 202103 min read
Make IPS equitable
I recently spoke to IPS leaders at a board meeting and below is most of what I said. I spoke up because I want to see the district where my children attend get better and set the stage for how equity should look in our community. But I am one voice. Please join me and […]
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