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Boston Busing/Desegregation­ Project: Story Circle and Dinner

  • Sep 3, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Donna Bivens of the Union of Minority Neighborhoods' Boston Busing/Desegregation Project will lead this session.

We'll begin with dinner, potluck style.*  Then we'll look at a timeline of the history of educational equity in Boston, and add our own experiences to it.  Next we'll watch the segment of Eyes on the Prize which focuses on Boston.  Finally we'll have a story circle about our own stories related to busing/desegregation.  (Even if you weren't directly affected by it, you will be included in the story circle.  Everyone has a story to share...come and see!)

website for Boston Busing/Desegregation Project: http://bbdplearningnetwork.wordpress.com/

This is a free event, though donations for BBDP are welcome.

If you have time before this meetup, you might want to watch the film "Can We Talk?" which is also used by the project: http://bbdplearningnetwork.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/can-we-talk-learning-from-bostons-busingdesegregation-project/

*If you are willing to bring some food as part of the potluck, please let us know what you are bringing--you can reply to the comment about it below.  If you are unable to bring anything, that's fine, you can still come and eat!

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  • Nancy G.

    This was a wonderful meetup (in my humble opinion!). So good to share food (and what great food!), consider the history, and hear one another's stories. Thank you all for coming!

    2 · September 4, 2013

    • Thompson J.

      Thank you for having me and I look forward to participating in future groups

      September 4, 2013

    • Michelle C.

      Thank you Nancy, it was a great group and wonderful insight. See you soon :)

      September 4, 2013

  • Lindsay

    It turns out I couldn't make it tonight. I hope it went well.

    September 3, 2013

  • Isabelle M.

    FYI that I can't leave work (in Lynn) until 5 pm so I may be a few minutes late.

    September 3, 2013

  • Thompson J.

    Hello i am attending and i will be bringing our famous Haley House chocolate chip cookies.

    September 3, 2013

  • Isabelle M.

    Ill be bringing carrot fries! Trust me on this. :)

    2 · August 23, 2013

    • Isabelle M.

      Addendum: Carrot fries did not turn out well. :( Bringing mini apple spice muffins instead.

      1 · September 2, 2013

    • Nancy G.

      Someday I hope to experience the carrot fries. For now, I'm just glad you are coming!

      1 · September 2, 2013

  • Nick M

    I went to a screening of "Can We Talk?" a year or so ago, and it was really powerful. Wish I could make it to this one too!

    September 2, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    I just sent an email to everyone who is signed up. If you didn't receive it, I was mainly pointing out that this is at a different venue from our usual location. Please note the location above. See you there!

    September 2, 2013

  • Cynthia W.

    I can bring Hummus, carrots and pita chips.

    1 · August 31, 2013

    • Nancy G.

      Thanks, Cynthia! Glad you can come.

      September 2, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    Please feel free to bring friends!

    August 29, 2013

  • Lisl T.

    I would have loved to come to this! It's my husband's birthday though, so I already have plans. I will definitley be on the look out for more events like this! Thank you!

    August 28, 2013

  • rodolf

    I am not sure of my Sept. schedule; I am interested participating/listening.The topic is a great story to share. As soon as I know my schedule I will RSVP

    August 27, 2013

    • Nancy G.

      Hope you can join us!

      August 28, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    I made minor adjustments to the description and added a question about dietary restrictions/preferences to the RSVP. Isabelle and Lindsay, you can update your RSVP to answer the question. (Click "Change" under "Your RSVP: Yes" and you should see it.)

    August 23, 2013

  • Anna C.

    This looks incredible! Unfortunately, I'm going to be out of town. Looking forward to hearing the stories that come out of it.

    August 22, 2013

    • Nancy G.

      Sorry you won't be there, Anna.

      August 22, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    Want to bring food for dinner? Please share what you will bring by replying to this message. Beverages and supplies like plates/napkins/cups/utensils are also needed.

    August 21, 2013

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