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Uti Yamassee Hawkins

Vice President, Seattle Education Association

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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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Scheduled Appearances

The Education Crisis

Crosscut Festival 2022
Tue May 3, 2022 | 3:00pm

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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Featuring: Chris Reykdal, Uti Yamassee Hawkins, Donna Gordon Blankinship

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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