Because Black Lives Matter
The Seattle Children’s Museum stands with the Black community against all forms of inequity, social disparity and systemic racism. We support the work of parents and caregivers, who work hard to support the development of early learners with a positive sense of self and a strong sense of self-worth. We commit to working alongside our families and partners to create a just and equitable future for all, free of oppression, microaggressions, and all racial injustices. The Seattle Children’s Museum’s leadership will engage in this vital work internally and externally, personally and professionally. This ongoing work requires dedicated time and resources, in order to make meaningful changes within our organization, and community, in support of Black lives. We renew our commitment to being a relevant, positive resource for caregivers and early learners, as they grow to their fullest potential.
We continue our work in partnership with indigenous communities and individual artists to appropriately represent and honor indigenous cultures through their own voices in an inclusive space called Tribal Tales. We will use this experience as a template for ongoing culturally relevant exhibit and programmatic updates in the outdated Global Village, working in partnership with communities of color, to respectfully reflect their vision of what makes a community thrive, here in the Pacific Northwest and globally.
Our leadership will work harder to contribute to dismantling institutional racism. We will do this by promoting equity and inclusion through multiple avenues, allocating more time and resources to reflecting and addressing our own structure and processes. This includes developing a racial equity and inclusion plan, utilizing tools available through King County, the city of Seattle, and others deeply engaged in this work.