What We Are Celebrating:
Together We Heal launches a journey aimed at building racial healing across Chicago. We want every Chicagoan to do their part to foster racial healing, learning, and restoration in every neighborhood across our City. We seek to promote civic unity by encouraging Chicagoans to connect across lines of difference and support a collective conversation about our truth and our promise as a City. Our ask is simply that you join us!
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What We Are Doing:
Equity & Justice Forum Community Read: The Other Wes Moore
In honor of Black History Month, DePaul College Prep has chosen to read The Other Wes Moore for their community book club. FXW’s Equity & Justice Forum has accepted DCP’s invitation to have FXW families, particularly in but limited to those in Grades 6-8, read the book and join in their discussion via Zoom on February 8 at 6:30 p.m. Check out this video to learn more about the author, Wes Moore.
Sponsored by the Cultural Competency in Curriculum Committee and Community Committee of FXW’s Equity & Justice Forum.
The Young Women of Color Symposium
The Young Women of Color Symposium is a leadership conference for Grades 7-12, self-identified young women of color. Hosted by Loyola Academy on March 20, the day will feature workshops, affinity group sessions, and activities geared toward providing brave and necessary spaces for participants to explore and celebrate their identities, to develop skills for self-advocacy, and to form lifelong connections and community. For more information and to register your Grade 7-8 child, click here. Space is limited. For more information on the keynote speakers of the symposium, click here.
Save the Date: Young Men of Color Symposium
Saturday, May 1 | 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Francis W. Parker School, Grades 6-12
What We Are Reading:
- Black History Month 2021 — Oprah Magazine
- Ways to Honor Black History Month — The New York Times
- ‘This Is Our Dream’: A Crowdsourced Poem to Inspire Hope — NPR
- Four Reasons Why 2020 Was the Year of the HBCU
- Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities
As a school with a social justice mission, FXW is committed to Do More with respect to improving the overall quality of community life, educational experience, and circumstances for our Community of Color and marginalized groups here and beyond our four walls. If you have resources to share with the FXW community about equity and justice, please click here.