Families Organizing for Racial Justice invites you to get involved in March

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Family FORJ Meeting at Angier Elementary--Kids invited to particpate!

We will have 3 or 4 stations set up for small groups to rotate through to learn about ideas for FORJ events. Here are some that we are considering.

  1. Kaleidoscope Bag Ideas
  2. “Zootopia” Movie and Discussion –How to
  3. Brainstorming Ideas station
  4. “Not in Our Town”
  5. Boston-Newton Connection or Dynamic Diversity Night Ideas

This evening will be a great opportunity for families to get to know each other and for us to learn from our children new ideas for how to work for racial justice and build strong communities in our schools. We will have a donation jar for people to contribute for pizza or possibly use Venmo.

Thursday, March 15, 9 a.m.-12 noon, METCO Rally Day in Boston at the State House--All are welcome to join!

Saturday, March 24, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., 2018 Family Conference at Newton North High School

The goal of the Newton Family Conference is to advance dialogue around issues of race, culture, and identity; create opportunities for families of color within NPS to meet each other; and to build relationships between families of color and white families within the district. The family conference is one way in which the Newton Public School District is seeking to create culturally responsive school communities.

Participants of this conference will attend workshops on “Courageous Conversations About Race” facilitated by NPS trained facilitators. In addition, workshops organized by affinity groups will meet to discuss challenges and opportunities in creating culturally responsive school communities. One of the goals of the conference is to launch the Boston-Newton Connects program, which will connect Newton families with METCO families to build connections and support both within and outside of school.

To facilitate your participation, limited childcare provided by Newton classroom aides and high school students will be available for children in grades K-5.

To RSVP, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-newton-family-conference-tickets-42724...