October 9, 2017 –
Three Reading Circles—in conjunction with MassHumanities
Join us for 1, 2, or all 3
Monday, October 9, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m.
110 N. Hillside Rd, South Deerfield (in the Deerfield Business Center building)
Sponsored by Racial Justice Rising & Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Council
Facilitator: Mel Ptacek, PhD
As a springboard for discussion, short readings on the history of desegregation and its aftermath in the United States are suggested for each reading circle. Read (or view) as you wish. The reading circles are intended as discussions rather than lectures or seminars. All are welcome.
Readings for the first reading circle:
A timeline of events. Sourced from Story of American Public Education, Master Timeline, PBS; and Teaching Tolerance. READ (pdf)
Farah Stockman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series of columns examining race and education. READ
August 2, 2015 “Naming our era of racial contradictions”
August 9, 2015 “Did busing slow the city’s desegregation?”
July 5, 2015 “Boston schools get a do-over”
October 11, 2015 “In schools, can separate be equal?”
In addition, Sonia Lowman’s documentary Teach Us All debuts on Netflix and in select cinemas around the country in late September. View the official trailer and poster here:
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