Inspired by the Race Card Project, The Equity Card Project asks participants to publicly share their thoughts on Equity. The basic idea is: With one sentence of only six words, how would you describe your observations and experiences related to Equity? Our hope is to promote dialogue about equity and its intersection with race, culture, gender, identity, etc. The Equity Card Project is sponsored by the UW College of Education's Diversity Committee.

Much more than removing visible barriers
Sara Lopez
Seattle, WA
United States of America
Although it's a start, the heavy lifting begins in addressing what is often unseen and unspoken--attitudes, thoughts, responses, feelings…
Young children understand that unfairness hurts
Mary Clevenger-Bright
Seattle, WA
United States of America
It is a myth that ideas about equity are too big for children to understand or think about; it is a common idea related to ther persona, social, emotional sense-making ; and their identity development.
Equity takes hard work with heart
Sue Nolen
Brier, WA
more complicated than it should be
San Ramon, CA
Whose immigrant story matters most?
Ada Onyewaenyi
Seattle, WA
United States of America
Often times Anglophone (English speaking) African immigrants stories are left out of the conversation of immigration and immigrant education.
differentiated support that recognizes individuals' contributions
Who is around the table?
Who is present and their voice is significant in the outcomes of decisions.
Inequities continue to problematically sort society
Philip Bell
Seattle, WA
United States of America
Differences in thinking/learning not deficits
Roxanne Hudson
What do we lose when difference in thinking and learning are defined as deficits?
Equity is judged by those marginalized
Katie Lewis
Seattle, WA
United States of America
To determine if something is equitable, it should be judged by those who are the most marginalized whether that is because of race, culture, language, disability, sexual orientation, etc.
Our children think differently than us
Patrick Sexton
Seattle, WA
My husband and I grew up so differently from our kids. Their thinking is a mix of where we've come from and where we are and where we are going.
Equity more than stairs
Manka Varghese
Seattle, WA
Opportunity for all to engage collectively
seattle, WA
Understanding not everyone has your history.
Liz Sanders
Seattle, WA
Respect History; Multiple Identities; Voices coexist
Joanna Johnson
Seattle, WA
United States of America
Recognizing personal experiences as REAL TRUTHS.
Adam Bell
Rochester, IL
United States of America
Soojin Oh Park
Differentiating our collective and conceptual understanding of this term, equity, as related to structural inequality and systemic marginalization vs. dis/ability, ableness, seems important.
Kirsten Missall
Regardless of life condition, ability, family, structure and personal experience, all children desire to be supported, validated, and loved. We must overcome our fears and discomfort and meet their needs.
Symbolic and material power, resource redistribution
Dafney Blanca Dabach
People of color in the center
Dalya Perez
United States of America
When I think of equity I am first drawn to racial justice and that to achieve this we need to prioritize the voices and leadership of people of color to place. These voices and priorities at the center, the nexus, to hold them sacred.
We must model equity for students.
Anne Beitlers
Seattle, WA
United States of America
As director of STEP (Secondary Teacher Education Program at UW College of Education), strive to model and uphold equitable pracaties with my students
Socially just community of engaged learners
Jodi Newman
Redmond, WA
United States of America
Discussion of how we create a socially just community of engaged learners is central to my teaching. I used to focus on creating a caring community of engaged learners, but I've come to realize that social justice and equity are more fundamental.
Quality education is a fundamental right
Christian K. Love
Seattle, Washington
United States of America
Students desire the opportunity to be seen, heard, validated and supported in school.
Share what's sharable, take what's tolerable
Qi Li (Linchi)
There are many times we complain for not having something, yet, we forgot that at least we're breathing. We often hear things like, "Don't be picky, you already have more than many people from Africa." Yet, we rarely make any change....
Freedom to be who I am
Bellevue , WA
United States of America
Having equal opportunites regardless of differences
Rachel Tochiki
Bellevue, WA
United States of America
Native Justice, History, Rebirth, Honored Identities
Na'alehu, HI
United States of America
We need to recongize that indigenous and native peoples are struggling to have equity.
It is necessary to respect diversity
Liu Mei (Winnie)
Seattle, WA
United States of America
As a girl, I gradually realize that gender is an important problem when we talk about equity. Social awareness should be raised for this.

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