Photo credit: Kartemquin Films, '63 Boycott, Chicago Public Schools Boycott
Starting with a session on November 30, REP will host a 3-part series that engages our community in reflecting on the themes brought up by the Nice White Parents podcast. We’ll discuss how similar or different dynamics play out at Peirce among different family/parent groups and move through discomfort into action by identifying tangible steps we can take as individuals and together towards a more cohesive community.
We would love to have your participation in this important conversation as we truly believe it will take ALL of us to make any change happen. We invite parents to dive in a few articles below, and we will keep posting these throughout our series. We welcome your comments here!
Peirce Discussion Guides:
Peirce's Discussion Guide for Episodes 1 & 2
Peirce's Discussion Guide for Episodes 3 & 4
'Nice White Parents' Discussion Guide
CPS history through 2015
Why MLK Encouraged 225,000 Chicago Kids to Cut Class in 1963
Podcast Examines How 'Nice White Parents' Become Obstacles In Integrated Schools
Intersectionality, explained: meet Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term
How to Teach White Kids About Race
Learning to Recognize and Celebrate Students’ Cultural Experiences
CPS Spends Millions On Busing That Results In Few Integrated Schools
English learners often go without required help at Chicago schools
PBS Real Talk: Bias, Racism, and Decentering Whiteness in the Classroom