This event is free and open to the public. Please join us as we work to shift views, create space, and inspire change.
HSTA, as approved by its Board of Directors, urges the Hawaiʻi Board of Education to change the name of President William McKinley High School and remove his statue from the school grounds.
All three courses are developed in partnership with Leeward Community College and are designed around the standards of professional development.
On Wednesday, June 24, from 4–6 p.m., we invite fellow members to join us for a listening session to reflect on these issues, share your thoughts, and generate ideas for change.
The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor reflect just a fraction of unacceptable violations rooted in a deep history of systemic racism, oppression, and violence. We cannot allow this to continue.
“Aloha! My name is Jodi Kunimitsu, and I’m a math teacher at Maui High School. This was my first year as chair of the Human and Civil Rights Committee. It was a lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun. Throughout the year, we participated in several community events.”
“I tend to say I’m a scrappy Title I public school kid turned scrappy Title I public school teacher. We know hungry kids can’t learn. Let’s feed them. Hot kids can’t learn. Let’s get those ACs going. If kids are embarrassed to wear dirty uniforms on campus, let's get a campus laundry. It’s just the work teachers do.”
HSTA's Social Justice Summit is meant to educate and empower you to navigate complex issues in our schools and communities. Bullying and discrimination continue to plague our halls and classrooms, but what is the root cause and how can we address this problem on a deeper level?
The seminar's hands-on training curriculum is designed to teach participants foundational leadership skills, the logistics of running for elected office, and how to advocate for student-centered policies and social justice issues.
The Hawaii State Teachers Association's Human and Civil Rights Committee is seeking nominations for its Pono and Friend of Youth Awards. Nominations are due Jan. 10, 2020.