2017-2018 Board of Directors
Appointed Board Members:
Membership Coordinator: Aleksandra Milutinovic
2017-2018 Committee Chairs
Monique Heileson, Shoshana Bella Billik, Melinda Bullaro
Dana Feaver (Holiday Wreath Sale), Box Tops for Education (Lynette Hoss)
Avid Landscaping Design
and Development LLC
Owner: Robert Boyker
1413 N 136th St.
Seattle, WA 98133
Creative Kids Learning Center
Livingway Foursquare Church
North Seattle Pediatrics
Salvation Army Seattle Temple
Shoreline Central Market
Viewlands Elementary PTSA
Veraci Pizza, Inc.
– Movie Night
– Spring Auction
– Family Dance
VEPTSA sponsored events and activities needs volunteers to be successful. The Family Dance Party, Movie Night, fundraisers and other efforts can use your help. Volunteer contributions of time and talent strengthens the school community and benefits every student. Join us to help build a better Viewlands!
NEW! 11oz insulated tumbler and large canvas tote with Viewlands design available in the spring 2018 reorder.
Why and How To?
Simply click here and enter ‘2017Orcas’ (no space) in the Organization Code field. Sign up and become more informed.
You an also purchase 2017-18 Spiritwear and Holiday Wreaths by clicking ‘Online Store.’ You don’t have to become a member of the VEPTSA to support our fundraisers.
RULER: Promoting Emotional Literacy
Reading & Research on Race & Social Justice
Tierra realizes that people may want quick answers for how to speak with our children about race but the hard truth is we must FIRST equip ourselves to to so. These resources she suggests are intended to present evidence and information to allow one to study deeper and to look at what we have been presented historically with a critical eye. The challenge is to find the holes in our history and begin to fill them up with truth.
Her challenge is to read these books, the ones that resonate the most with you are the one that should be on your shelf in your home. All of these titles should be required reading in our high schools but they are not. Ask yourself why? Tierra challenges all to look at the work cited in the books and find other authors and books referenced. Research them. When looking at the Youtube videos and documentaries listed, search for others concerning the same top of a point you want to expand on.
Tierra states that her presentations are never about making people believe the information she is giving. It is to make people think and look at it more closely. There are no quick answer on how to speak to our kids about the racial problem we have, the answer is to better educate ourselves so that we may guide our children accordingly. The great part is that we can take them on the journey with us and get them involved as well.
- They came before Columbus – Dr. Ivan Van Sertima
- Civilization or Barbarism – Cheik Anta Diop
- The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea – Robert Sussman
- A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn
- At the Dark End of the Street – Danielle McGuire
- White like me – Tim Wise
- Warriors Don’t Cry – Melba Patillo Beals
- The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander
- Jane Elliot – Rock Newman Show
- Hidden Colors Documentaries
1-5 (these are available on Amazon and at the Seattle Public Library)
- Prof. Kaba Kamene – The Life History of the Human race
- Joy DeGruy – Understanding the Human Condition
- Black Wall Street Documentary
- Tim Wise – Racism, White Denial and the cost to White Privilege