This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WEA raised the Black Lives Matter Flag in front of the WEA building in Federal Way. Displaying the BLM flag is part of a Black Lives Matter resolution passed by the WEA Board last November. Black History month starts in February, the first week of which is Black Lives Matter in School Week. Click here for resources to help you navigate this important month and to continue anti-racism work throughout the year.
Message from WEA President & VP re: coup in DC
WEA (and CCAHE) unequivocally condemn the actions that took place in Washington D.C. today.
What we witnessed at the Capitol earlier is nothing less than an attack on our country and on our people brought to life by a president who refuses to accept the results of an election that have been upheld time and time again in courts of law throughout our country.
Today, we have seen not only anarchy and insurrection on display for all to see, but white privilege and white supremacy, as well.
We are strengthened this evening by those Americans who are looking forward to building an America that can be, rather than those who continually look back and attempt to breathe life into an America that was.
We must be better than this. We must stand up for our democracy. We must stand up for each other.
Larry Delaney, WEA president
Janie White, WEA vice president
Featured photos above of Clark's cherry blossom trees by Ryan O'Meara.