At our January 29th service, members of the Minnetonka Coalition for Equitable Education (MCEE) will speak about this student-led organization, its imperatives and its goals. They will talk about social justice within the confines of education, and there will be an opportunity to talk with them after the service and learn more.
As part of UUCM’s Racial Justice work, the board voted to ally with MCEE and show their support by sending a letter to the Minnetonka School Board. Board member Jeff Adrian appeared at a School Board meeting and presented UUCM’s letter on behalf of the board and congregation.
Minnetonka Coalition for Equitable Education (MCEE) believes that addressing racial inequity is not only the right thing to do for Black, Indigenous and
people of color (BIPOC), but that it is the right thing for ALL students. It is just as important for white students to learn about difference as it is for students of color who must navigate systems of difference on a regular basis. An equitable education means teaching all students the value of multiple perspectives, critical thinking skills, and the ability to build relationships with others who don’t look like them, believe the same things they do, or live in their neighborhoods or communities.
Please welcome the members of MCEE at our service on January 29th.