Building a Strong Community for Racial Justice

  • Lowell Public Schools is pleased to announce another series of our virtual sessions which will help us to learn, listen and take action against all forms of racism and discrimination within our community. In these community sessions, we will highlight our Black community in Lowell.​
     
     

    Building a Strong Community for Racial Justice:
    Learn, Listen, Act
    And Stand Together Against Hate

     

      

    Part One: Listen - This session was moderated by School Committee Member Stacey Thompson and was focused on listening to the experiences of Black people within our community and beyond. This session took place on Tuesday, February 15th at 5:30pm-7pm. Members of our Black community were welcomed to join and share their experiences, whether they are students, parents, or staff, and all members of our community are invited to listen. If you missed this session, you can view the video below: 

     

     

     

    Part Two: Learn - On Thursday March 3 at 5:30 p.m. we held Part 2 of our continuing Racial Justice Series Listen, Learn, Act: Centering the Experiences of the Black Community in Lowell.

     

    At this session, Free Soil Executive Director Christa Brown led a discussion about the process of developing Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Black Lowell and how it can inform the larger community about amplifying underserved voices. The public reflected on the history and current reality of Lowell’s Black residents, as they reclaimed and reaffirmed their shared heritage and experiences. If you missed this session, please view the recording below:

     

     

     

    Part Three: Act: Information about our Learn session(s) will be published once the dates are confirmed. 

     

    Stay tuned for more information on sessions in Spanish and in Portuguese. If you would like sessions in any other language, please reach out to Vannak Khin, Bilingual Family Liaison, at vkhin@lowell.k12.ma.us or (978) 328-6782.