Uti Yamassee Hawkins
Vice President, Seattle Education Association
Uti Yamassee Hawkins is a virtual guest at the 2022 Crosscut Festival. She is a daughter, sister, and mother. Member of the Kiowa, Muscogee Creek, And American Nations. As a consulting teacher she specializes in Anti-racist pedagogy and culturally responsive practices in K-12 education systems. She is currently the elected Vice President of the Seattle Education Association. In her last roles with Seattle Public Schools, she worked as a racial equity Consulting Teacher for school based racial equity teams in the Department of Racial Equity Advancement and as a racial equity advisor within HR's professional growth and educator standards team. She has also served in student supports, family advocacy, as well as a primary classroom teacher over her seven years with Seattle Public Schools.
When: 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 3
Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.
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The Education Crisis
The COVID-19 crisis and its impact on our schools made it clear that we've reached a tipping point in education. Public schools are underfunded. Private schools are out of reach for many. Most teachers and administrators are overworked and underpaid. The debate about how to regain our balance has often become divisive. Let's sit down and talk about how we can move forward, together. WATCH NOW
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About the Festival
The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.