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Librarian Lynne Cohen hosts her final race reels

Librarian Lynne Cohen hosts her final race reels

Lizzy Filine, Arts Writing Editor
February 9, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Race Reels, Showcase

Even between urging others to take more pizza and cake and planning Poetry Fest for later this month, librarian and member of the Race Reels committee Lynne Cohen never fails to put a smile on her face.   Cohen has been a member of the Race Reels committee for the past five years since she started ...

School improvement plan: mental health

School improvement plan: mental health

Rosa Stern Pait and Valentina Rojas
February 6, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Race Reels, Showcase

INTRODUCTION   This is one article in a series out of four concerning the school improvement plan. The school improvement plan is a document that every school in Massachusetts is required to create and make public every year, according to Headmaster Deborah Holman. This year’s school improvemen...

School improvement plan: administration

School improvement plan: administration

Rosa Stern Pait and Valentina Rojas
February 5, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Race Reels, Showcase, Uncategorized

INTRODUCTION   This is one article in a series out of four concerning the school improvement plan. The school improvement plan is a document that every school in Massachusetts is required to create and make public every year, according to Headmaster Deborah Holman. This year’s school improvemen...

School improvement plan: academic and financial support

School improvement plan: academic and financial support

Rosa Stern Pait and Valentina Rojas
February 4, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Race Reels, Showcase, Uncategorized

INTRODUCTION   This is one article in a series out of four concerning the school improvement plan. The school improvement plan is a document that every school in Massachusetts is required to create and make public every year, according to Headmaster Deborah Holman. This year’s school improvemen...

School improvement plan: racial equity

School improvement plan: racial equity

Rosa Stern Pait and Valentina Rojas
February 3, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Race Reels, Showcase, Uncategorized

INTRODUCTION   This is one article in a series out of four concerning the school improvement plan. The school improvement plan is a document that every school in Massachusetts is required to create and make public every year, according to Headmaster Deborah Holman. This year’s school improvemen...

Race Reels event features local connection

Race Reels event features local connection

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
January 11, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Race Reels, Showcase

A standing-room-only crowd showed up for the Race Reels movie night held in the MLK room on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The featured movie was Identity Crisis, a documentary made by Spencer Brown ‘14 about his and some of his classmates’ experiences growing up biracial in Brookline. Brown attended the event...

Race Reels: Vincent Who?

Race Reels: Vincent Who?

Mairin Quillen, Layout Manager
November 7, 2015
Filed under News, Race Reels

By Mairin Quillen The MLK room was fully packed to the point where some people had to sit on the floor during the Friday, Nov. 6th Race Reels, a monthly event that hosts a screening of a movie followed by a discussion on topics relating to race and racial identity.   The documentary shown t...

SWS English teacher Abby Erdmann hosts last Race Reels of her career

SWS English teacher Abby Erdmann hosts last Race Reels of her career

Izzy Meyers, Editor-in-chief
May 21, 2015
Filed under Hard News, News, Race Reels

  SWS English teacher Abby Erdmann first created Race Reels in 2011, with the goal of educating the high school community on issues concerning race, and opening up a discussion. Erdmann, who will retire after this year, hosted her final Race Reels night on Wednesday, showing the film ...

Race Reels opens dialogue

December 18, 2013
Filed under News, Race Reels

With thought-provoking films and discussion time in a circle, Race Reels is not the average high school movie night. From topics that range from post-911 discrimination to racism in high school to Chinese adoption, the program shows a movie about race and racial identity each month and engages the audience...

Race Reels initiates difficult dialogue

Race Reels initiates difficult dialogue

November 19, 2013
Filed under Arts, Race Reels

The room was full. Every seat was taken, with some people standing in the back. All eyes were on the screen as Weston High School graduate Kandice Sumner explained life as a Metropolitan Council for Education Opportunity (METCO) student. She talked about waking up at dawn every day to catch t...

Race Reels opens new dialogue

Race Reels opens new dialogue

November 19, 2012
Filed under Arts, Race Reels

“I think our generation is especially good at connecting the dots and fighting in a way that lifts up all of us,” said Sikh activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur after a screening of her documentary, Divided We Fall, in the MLK Room on Oct. 17 as part of the Race Reels documentary series. SWS English tea...

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