SEED Recognizes Two for Equity and Social Justice Leadership
SEED is happy to recognize the 30th anniversary of SEED Founding Co-director Emily Style’s 1988 essay, “Curriculum as Window & Mirror,” and to celebrate SEED staff member, educator, filmmaker, and social justice advocate Willa Cofield’s 90th birthday.
Scholar Emily Style’s notable paper explores the need for curriculum to function both as window and as mirror, in order to reflect and reveal most accurately both a multicultural world and the students themselves. As a longtime educator and founding co-director of the National SEED Project, Emily has woven this important perspective into her decades of teaching, training, and advocacy.
As a high school teacher in 1963, Willa Cofield and her students watched others challenge racial segregation across the South, inspiring them to mount protests in their own North Carolina community. At age 60, Willa brought her rich personal and professional life experience to the National SEED Project, where she worked for decades training educators to be more equitable and inclusive in all they did.
Emily and Willa will be honored on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Wellesley College Clapp Library, 4:30-6:30. This event is a program of the Wellesley Centers for Women history project, A Half Century of Social Change.
Congratulations and thank you to both of them!