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Maple Leaves by Andrew Gibson

The video below is from one of our Woburn Parent Network forums. In this forum SCI Staff Member Jenna Francis introduces us to meditation with a little yoga afterward. Thank you Jenna for the excellent program to start off our forum.

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Join us for Social Capital Inc.'s May 2021 WorldFest! This year, WorldFest will be a month-long event where we will focus on a different region of the world each week! We will feature Europe, Latin America, Asia including the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, and the Carribean. 

Throughout the month we will host various workshops and activities to celebrate the different cultures within our community and raise awareness of the injustices many immigrants and minority groups face today. Although much of the festival will be virtual, we also hope to add an in-person element by hosting small, outdoor performances. These activities will be geared for both adults and kids in the Woburn area!   

We are looking for volunteers to assist in planning and executing the events for WorldFest. If you would be interested in being on a volunteer planning committee for this event, please contact Sophie Ichizawa at sichizawa@socialcapitalinc.org or Jenna Francis at jfrancis@socialcapitalinc.org   

Hermayne Gordon

Thank you to everyone who attended our Disrupting Racism Learning Series! We had a great turnout with over 40 participants from the Woburn, Winchester and Winthrop area. The workshops were facilitated by Executive Director of Network for Social Justice, Liora Norwich and recently appointed Interim Assistant Director of the Woburn Library, Hermayne Gordon. 

Participants engaged in thoughtful and reflective conversations regarding their own understanding of race and racism. In each session, they learned key concepts, terms, and theories. Many teachers attended these sessions to learn how to bring these conversations into their classrooms. The final workshop ended with a presentation and discussion on racism in the suburbs and the ways housing policies affect racial equity.  

We appreciate everyone who joined us and participated in these engaging and impactful discussions. During this time, it is important to keep on educating ourselves about the ways in which we can interrupt racism in our own communities. Below is a list of books that were shared by participants who attended the screening of Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North. They address many of the issues brought up in the Disrupting Racism Series. 

 

 

More resources can be found on our webpage here: http://sciwoburn.org/traces