The Day for Giving Thanks!
At Muniz Academy, we focus on social justice. We are vigilant that fairness and justice governs our actions. We are specifically aware of the inequitable distribution of wealth, opportunitie, and privilege that exists around us. As Thanksgiving time drew near, the students were acutely aware of the injustice surrounding housing and food and wanted to do something about it.
It was a lucky coming together when Antonette Cabral and Angie Oller, Community Police Officers from the Boston Police Department, approached Ruth Senise, our Family Coordinator, asking us to join forces with them in organizing a food drive to gather, package and distribute food to needy families just before Thanksgiving. This joint effort successfully gathered 150 abundant Thanksgiving dinners that were distributed to those in need.
Our students put muscle behind their belief about social justice.