Current Member Roles:
- President – Judy Robinson
- Principal – Wayne Kermenski
- Assistant Treasurer to Gail – Wayne
- Secretary – Robin
- Director of Efficiency – Jamie
Marlboro Elementary School parents (including principal Wayne Kermenski) have been gathering this past year to work through Foundations in Social Justice for Educators and Parents, a curriculum published by Oak Meadow. Suzanne Whitehouse generously donated her time to facilitate discussions centered around racial, economic, disability, and gender and orientation justice. Participants took the opportunity to deepen their understanding of social justice and to examine the ways in which their families, school, and community can benefit from the values of social justice.
By working through this curriculum together we were able to examine ways in which particular groups of people are treated in our society. Learning about how people experience oppression, prejudice, and bias fostered a greater understanding and sense of compassion in each of us. Many group discussions returned to the principles of empathy, love, and respect. We each came away from this learning group with concrete ideas about how we can foster these values in our children and our community and how we can support social-justice learning in our school.
AMP’s Social Justice Conversations group continues to meet on the last Friday of every month at 5:30 in the MES library. We bring a simple potluck supper and can provide childcare with advance notice. The meetings are centered around deep, respectful conversations on current events, history, and the principles of social justice. We also reserve time to plan concrete ways that we can support our school. Current projects include a parent-led All School Sing to celebrate MLK Day, establishing a lending library, and questioning the state’s practice of collecting data on students’ racial identity. We welcome you to join the conversation.
Social Justice Conversations
Last Friday of every Month
Marlboro Elementary School Library
5:30 – 7:30 pm; simple potluck supper
Please email JamieLynnSchilling@gmail.com with questions or to reserve childcare.