The daughter of Seattle Public Schools educators (and a former Seattle Public Schools student herself), Alison Gazarek grew up observing the inequities inherent in the system which inspired her commitment to free and equal public education for all students. Alison now serves as a Partnership Managing Director at Equal Opportunity Schools. Read “11 Questions with Community Leadership Team” for expert advice on how to enhance equity in your school district.
Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese America civil rights activist who spent her life advocating for Black, Latinx, Native American and Asian American communities. In 2014, the White House honored Kochiyama for her life’s pursuit of social justice.
Join us in honoring Yuri Kochiyama by leaving a tribute on our social media channels @EqualOppSchools.