The Social Justice Committee was formed by parents and teachers in early 2015 and has received guidance in structure and goals, as well as facilitation training, from SFCESS since the fall of 2015. Our working mission statement is as follows:
The Golden Bridges SJC aims to create an inclusive, safe space at Golden Bridges School for all. It is a priority for us to give a voice and leadership to, hold dialogue around, and take action on issues of social justice, including, but not limited to: People of Color (in particular those with Black and brown skin), members of the LGBTQ+ community, differently abled persons, persons of lower socioeconomic status, non-Americans, and people who hold religious beliefs that are non-Christian.
Our goals include:
Committee & Governance
It is a priority to the Golden Bridges Social Justice Committee that our decision-making reflects our values, norms, and goals. We strive not to replicate systemic oppressive patterns that give white, cisgendered, heteronormative, and/or Judeo-Christian people more authority and power than people of color or other marginalized peoples.
We practice full transparency about decision-making and hold accountable the people who make decisions that impact the committee or the school community at large, as it relates to issues of social justice. Committee members or school community members who believe a decision made by the Social Justice Committee is harmful should bring their concern to one of the two group facilitators/moderators, as listed in the subcommittee and roles spreadsheet.
Read our Governance Document
Any member of our community (a parent of a child currently enrolled at Golden Bridges School or faculty or staff member) is welcome to attend a Social Justice meeting at any time, without any expectation that they will continue to attend meetings. If you plan to attend, we ask that you first read this article, "Changing the Discourse in Schools," so that you will understand our approach to communication. Thank you!
This group meets monthly, on Tuesdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm with parents and teachers.
Tuesdays, 7-9pm at 65 Ocean Ave
"One of the reasons I feel so passionate about our school is not just the amazing teachers, staff and children, but the parents. As I have seen over the four years I have been a part of this community, our parents are capable of almost anything."
Please contact Allyson Ritger or Anna Ghosh for questions related to the Social Justice Committee.
RAD GIRLS CAN free community event: a family and community conversation with author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl of "Rad Women Worldwide" and "Rad Women A-Z"
Saturday November 3rd, 2018
Golden Bridges Farm, 203 Cotter St.
Golden Bridges School has partnered with SF-CESS for the past three years in order to train and facilitate faculty and parent conversations, and guide us in creating an equitable, inclusive and culturally competent school that challenges the hegemony and discourse found in schools.
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