Three organizations have come together to ask teachers, school districts, and supporters to take a pledge to learn students' names. The National Association for Bilingual Education, Multilingual Education Services, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education are the three main partners before the #MyNameMyIdentity Campaign. They have two objectives:
- Bring awareness to the importance of respecting one’s name and identity in schools as measured by the number of community members making a pledge to pronounce students’ names correctly
- Build a respectful and caring culture in school communities that values diversity as measured by my name stories posted on social media.
The #MyNameMyIdentity Campaign is gaining traction and support from school districts, educators, and allies from around the United States. Many resources have been gathered for educators to use in their classrooms and lessons. The following video demonstrates why this campaign is needed for all students.
-Mary Bridget Burns, Assistant Director for TWIN-CS