The Democratic Women of Monterey County (DWMC) hosts the Educational Disparities in Monterey County: Successes and Challenges Webinar on Thursday, June 17th at 11:30am.
The struggle for justice in our country happens locally every day in our classrooms. Join the DWMC as we honor Juneteenth and look deeper at the educational inequities that exist with three remarkable leaders from Salinas.
Kenya Burton is a Poet Activist who will be perform her piece, “When You Feed a City Its People.” Ms. Burton is the Salinas Youth Poet Laureate, an awardee of the New York Silver Key in Writing and NEA Big Read Award. Through her work, she tackles difficult themes around racism, classism, sexism, and the other “isms” that plague America.
Educator Oscar Ramos will discuss what we learned about equity during a pandemic. What gaps in resources were exposed as we transitioned to distance learning across all grade levels? The problems are bigger than we imagined. Mr. Ramos was born in Mexico and grew up working in California’s agriculture fields. He has been teaching for 25 years in Salinas. His work in the documentary, East of Salinas, brings attention to young migrants’ struggles. Most recently, Mr. Ramos received the Cesar Chavez Human Rights Award from the California Teacher Association.
Educator Vanessa Robinson will discuss her experience teaching and advocating as a woman of color in the 21st Century, during a pandemic. Ms. Robinson is a fourth-generation Salinas citizen who attended local schools, including receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from CSUMB. She began her teaching career in South Monterey County 10 years ago and continues to advocate for her students, families, teachers, and communities in Monterey County. In the 2020 Election, Ms. Robinson added City Council Candidate to her list of accomplishments.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive a link to this Webinar.
The Democratic Women of Monterey County (DWMC) is a volunteer organization that champions Democratic candidates and campaigns on political issues that affect all citizens while emphasizing the role of women. The DWMC is dedicated to creating opportunities for Democratic women to interact, participate and educate themselves and the community about political candidates and issues.
Contact the DWMC by email at Publicity@dw-mc.org or by mail at:
PO Box 223003
Carmel, California 93922