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Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity agitates for change

Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity agitates for change

Sophie Hafner, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News

“BRJE seeks to identify and clarify issues of social and racial inequality in Brookline and to build a multiracial coalition in order to dismantle structural racism and everyday prejudice,” is the mission statement of Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity [BRJE], a coalition formed last August ...

Officers face termination in hearing

Officers face termination in hearing

Valentina Rojas-Posada, Breaking News Managing Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

Police officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun’s disciplinary hearing for potential termination due to absence from their jobs at the Brookline Police Department occurred on March 3. The officers have not returned to work since reporting alleged racial discrimination in December 2015....

Lunch and Learn Series adds to diversification of world language classroom conversations

Lunch and Learn Series adds to diversification of world language classroom conversations

Ella Kitterman, News Feature Writing Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The world language department is making strides to effectively integrate race related conversations into their curricula. This is largely due to the new Identity Curriculum and the Lunch and Learn Series, which were held in every department last year; the mission was to provide students with the opportunity...

Lunch and Learn Series proves effective for the English department

Lunch and Learn Series proves effective for the English department

Ella Kitterman, Feature News Writing Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

Within the English department, teachers have been hard at work to change many long standing aspects of the English curriculum. Books, teaching methods and faculty demographics are being reexamined with a focus on race. Although there are many factors driving these changes, some of these issues were...

Crowds gather at Copley Square protest against Muslim immigration ban

Crowds gather at Copley Square protest against Muslim immigration ban

Chloe Jepsen, Feature News Writing Editor
January 29, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

  Roars of applause following Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call that “We are not alone” and chants from the crowd screaming “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here” echoed off of the buildings surrounding Copley Square on Sunday, Jan. 29. Thousands gathered at a last minute-protes...

Q&A with Deputy Superintendent of Student Services Samuel Zimmerman

Q&A with Deputy Superintendent of Student Services Samuel Zimmerman

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

Samuel Zimmerman is the Deputy Superintendent of Student Services. He moved here last year from the New York school system to work in a smaller, more community-oriented environment. We recently spoke we him about his Native American identity and education.   What motivated you to go to college? I didn...

MLK assembly brings school together to discuss racism

MLK assembly brings school together to discuss racism

Sarah Groustra, Arts Writing Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Peeps on the Street, Showcase, Uncategorized

It is a rare occasion when the entire school gathers together in one room. Jan. 19 was one such day, as all students gathered in the Schluntz Gym to celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through speech and art. Many performances reflected the urgency for action given th...

“A Woman’s Worth”

“A Woman’s Worth”

Tree Demb, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
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Friends called out to each other, and laughter filled the air as many young women of color streamed out the doors and onto the two busses. They were headed to the Young Women of Color Annual Retreat, this year titled “A Woman’s Worth” which was held at Emmanuel College. The 9-year tradition was ...

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Coolidge Corner Theater serves as reflection on community progress towards racial equality

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Coolidge Corner Theater serves as reflection on community progress towards racial equality

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Coolidge Corner Theater serves as reflection on community progress towards racial equalityThe annual Martin Luther King Jr. at the Coolidge Corner Theater created an opportunity to reflect on Brookline’s progress with race relations and how to continue the fight f...

Day of Courage

Day of Courage

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
December 17, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

  The third annual "Asking for Courage" day took place on Dec. 15 at the high school. The "Middle Eastern" and "Say Their Names" blocks were new additions to the Day, joining into the mix of the "Telling Your Story" and "Latinx" blocks. For the past three years this day has educated and ...

BRJE and Boston Workmen’s Circle co-host racial justice and equity meeting

BRJE and Boston Workmen’s Circle co-host racial justice and equity meeting

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

A meeting regarding racial equity in Brookline co-hosted by the Brookline for Racial Justice (BRJE) and the Boston Workmen’s Circle brought a group of around 50 town residents together at Temple Sinai on Nov. 30. The theme throughout the night was finding systemic solutions to systemic racism in Brookline...

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