St Paul's Anti-Racist Awareness (SPARA) Book Club
Here's the link for our meeting this Wednesday, January 27 at 7pm:
Questions? Click here. Everyone is invited, whether you've completed the reading or not; newcomers always welcome!
Dear Community Member,
Thank you for being a part of the Community Read: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Together with Newburyport High School, Nock Middle School, parents and at least 9 different community groups, we have come together to read this book and reflect on what it means to us and our community.
As a way of bringing this experience to a close, reflecting on its impact, and envisioning next steps, we would like to invite you to a community dialogue during the week of Feb 8th-11th. You may know that Newburyport has been working with Essential Partners to equip our school community with the skills to lead dialogues that provide spaces for reflection, connection, and understanding within communities.
The purpose of this dialogue is to invite you to a facilitated conversation in your reading group to share your experience with the book, what it is prompting you to think about, and what you would like your community group to explore as a result of this experience.
If you would like to be a part of a dialogue to close out this Just Mercy Community Read experience, please take 3 minutes to fill out this form and indicate a few windows of time that a dialogue would work best with your schedule during the week of Feb 8th -11th. We’ll compile this information next week and get back to you with next steps, so please let us know by Wednesday, January 27th.
Tom, Nadiya and Lynne
Dr. Tom Abrams, Newburyport High School English Teacher, Instructional Leadership Team
Ms. Nadiya Brock, Associate and Program Development Coordinator, Essential Partners
Ms. Lynne Cote, Newburyport High School Library Media Specialist, Instructional Leadership Team