Diversity and Inclusion

The CHA community is a vibrant tapestry made up of children, families, and faculty who represent many different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.  We strive to create a culture that values and includes every individual and celebrates our many unique differences, and we celebrate and value all people by expanding our understanding of diversity to include all races, cultures, religions, abilities, sexual orientation, age, family structure, gender, ethnicity, economic status, appearance, and any other class protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.  We are committed to supporting the education of socially conscious and responsible students, and to ensure that equality, respect, and compassion prevail. Because we need to understand and respond to the challenges, needs, and evolving experiences of our students, families, and faculty, our commitment to inclusion is fundamental to our school’s success. With our community’s help, we are building this page. As we learn, grow, and change, so will the resources found below.  We would advise you to go through the list prior to sharing it with your child to find suitable material.

Listen (podcasts): 

  • 1619 (New York Times) 
  • About Race 
  • Code Switch (NPR) 
  • Pod Save America 
  • Seeing White 
  • Pod For The Cause 
  • Brene’ with Ibram X Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist (Unlocking Us podcast) 

Read: 

  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi 
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander 
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  • The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison 
  • The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison 
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 
  • Stella by Starlight by Sharon M Draper 
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 
  • Blended by Sharon M Draper 

Movies and Television: 

  • 13th (Netflix) 
  • When They See Us (Netflix) 
  • Selma 
  • Dear White People (Netflix) 
  • The Hate U Give (Cinemax) 
  • Becoming 

King 5 invites parents to talk about how they discuss race with their children. Most of the parents are from Seattle. This series was created after Eric Garner’s killing, which has similarities to George Floyd’s killing: 

Useful Websites

Support Local

Tired of cooking the same thing and looking for new recipe ideas? For 2021, the Soul of Seattle — a fundraising event created by Chef Edouardo Jordan that celebrates Black History Month and highlights local Black-owned businesses — will go online-only due to the ongoing pandemic. Starting Monday, February 1, and occurring each Friday, those attending can find custom menus from participating restaurants, which will be paired with panels, cooking demonstrations, and a virtual dance party. Other chefs involved with this year’s Soul of Seattle festivities are Matthew Lewis of Where Ya At Matt, Sabrina Tinsley of La Spiga, Dre Neeley of Gravy, Wayne Johnson of FareStart, Trey Lamont of Jerk Shack, Kristi Brown of Communion, Donna Moodie of Marjorie, and Daisley Gordon of Café Campagne. Tickets are on sale now.