Here at the Mozart School, we have data about students’ and families’ experiences as well as observational/anecdotal data supporting the reality that our community is not immune to race affecting the way we are seen in the world, how people respond to us, and the experiences and opportunities we have.
For five Monday evenings this Spring, an interracial intercultural group of staff and families of the Mozart community joined together with the YW Boston to host facilitated Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity. The dialogues culminated in creating an action plan, and the group left feeling enlightened and empowered to elicit change in our community.
In this video, some of the participants share what they’ve learned and what the goals of the newly formed Subcommittee on Race & Ethnicity are. Ultimately, our mission is to create a community where it is safe to acknowledge, discuss, and unpack people's lived experiences based on their race, color, and ethnicity.