Families Organizing for Racial Justice

Dear Underwood Community,

A small but growing number of Underwood parents has been attending FORJ Newton (Families Organizing for Racial Justice in Newton) meetings since September. We would love to see more people there! FORJ is a coalition of families in and around Newton, MA who believe change starts at home and in our own communities. We are a learning community educating ourselves, our children, our schools, and our communities about race, racism, culture, and identity. We strive to achieve safe and welcoming environments that enhance the well-being of all people. We promote healing and connection between individuals and communities. We speak out against injustice, support our kids to be upstanders, and take action to address bias and inequity. From lectures on race and diversity, to discussion groups, community events, Dynamic Diversity trainings and more, we follow the lead from our communities and help families like ours foster inclusion in our city and schools.

To learn about FORJ and how to educate yourself about racial justice and inclusion, please check out the new resources that have been added to our FORJ Online Resources pagehttps://forjnewton.com/resources/

Check out our Facebook page for information about events and opportunities:
https://www.facebook.com/FORJNewton/

Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you soon!

Best regards,
Underwood FORJ families, including:
Erika Holmberg
Elisa Rodriguez
Cristina Schulze