A BRIEF THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
JOIN US THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH – 180 BLUE HILL AVE
– GUEST SPEAKER – Becky Shuster, Assistant Superintendent of Equity BPS
– SHABBAT SERVICE IN OUR OLD CHAPEL – 6:45-7:25
– JOINT PROGRAM WITH MEMBERS OF CONCORD BAPTIST WITH SPEAKER 7:30
– DESSERT, COFFEE & TEA 8:20
40 YEARS SINCE COURT ORDER BUSSING – HAVE THINGS CHANGED??
Over forty years after court-ordered desegregation began in the Boston Public Schools, what is the state of integration in the Boston Public Schools today? What do we, as Blacks and Jews, remember of that time period? What were our experiences of segregation and integration in the schools we attended? In what ways are our current lives segregated or integrated? Becky Shuster, the new Assistant Superintendent of Equity for the Boston Public Schools, will lead us in a participatory discussion to reflect on our personal and collective history – and current reality – regarding desegregation.
Becky Shuster became the Boston Public Schools’ Assistant Superintendent of Equity in November 2015. Becky is a long-time civil rights professional, most recently serving as Director of Training at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination for fifteen years. Becky was one of the founders of the City-Wide Dialogues on Boston’s Ethnic and Racial Diversity, now housed at YWCA Boston, and spearheaded the Dialogues’ collaboration with the Boston Public Schools. Becky is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Ben Zoma taught, “Who is truly respected? The one who respects others.” Perkei Avot
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