• Peirce Elementary School Newton new playground

    200 Volunteers Needed for Peirce Community Playground Build!

    Earlier this school year, the Peirce elementary school community came together to raise funds to build a much needed new playground at their school. Their current playground has begun to rot and Newton Parks and Recreation has reported that it will soon be unsafe for play. The new playground, which will be assembled over the […]

  • 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

    Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

    Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ from Resist racism and eat your carrots Posted on March 25, 2014 by resistance  Why does the white version of anti-racism rely on committing racist acts and then using them as “teachable moments”?  If I want to teach students about violence, I don’t punch them and then tell them it’s wrong.  If I teach […]

  • Promise Tomorrow

    Brendan Duggan and Michael Garfinkle composed “Promise Tomorrow” in memory of their classmate and friend Roee Grutman, 17, who in February became the third teenager in Newton to commit suicide this school year. “Sat there for hours and I swear I didn’t move What to say what to think — it was all in my […]

  • Hair Wars: The Politics of Hair ‘YOU CAN TOUCH MY HAIR’ Exhibit

    I’m Asian American and I’ve never really given that much thought to my hair … except that one time. I was on the swim team in high school in Southern California and my hair, from being outdoors in a chemically treated pool three hours a day, bleached out from solid black to dark, dark brown […]

  • white priviledge

    White Privilege and Thoroughly Modern Millie at NNHS

    White Privilege is having the prevalence and importance of the English language and finding amusement in ridiculing people of colour/immigrants for their accents and their difficulty in speaking a language that is not their native tongue. I had a long conversation with Pulizer nominated journalist and New York Times best selling author Mitch Zuckoff. Our […]

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Aristotle Circle Peers

Aristotle Circle Peers Recruiting Tutors

Aristotle Circle Peers has recently opened a branch in the Greater Boston Area and has started building a strong network of tutors! We recruit high achieving students to tutor and mentor peers of all ages in K-12 subjects. We offer 1:1 academic tutoring, test preparation, homework coaching, study skills support, and extracurricular activities including sports! Our tutors […]

Peirce Elementary School Newton new playground

200 Volunteers Needed for Peirce Community Playground Build!

Earlier this school year, the Peirce elementary school community came together to raise funds to build a much needed new playground at their school. Their current playground has begun to rot and Newton Parks and Recreation has reported that it will soon be unsafe for play. The new playground, which will be assembled over the […]

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ from Resist racism and eat your carrots Posted on March 25, 2014 by resistance  Why does the white version of anti-racism rely on committing racist acts and then using them as “teachable moments”?  If I want to teach students about violence, I don’t punch them and then tell them it’s wrong.  If I teach […]

Promise Tomorrow

Brendan Duggan and Michael Garfinkle composed “Promise Tomorrow” in memory of their classmate and friend Roee Grutman, 17, who in February became the third teenager in Newton to commit suicide this school year. “Sat there for hours and I swear I didn’t move What to say what to think — it was all in my […]

Hair Wars: The Politics of Hair ‘YOU CAN TOUCH MY HAIR’ Exhibit

I’m Asian American and I’ve never really given that much thought to my hair … except that one time. I was on the swim team in high school in Southern California and my hair, from being outdoors in a chemically treated pool three hours a day, bleached out from solid black to dark, dark brown […]

white priviledge

White Privilege and Thoroughly Modern Millie at NNHS

White Privilege is having the prevalence and importance of the English language and finding amusement in ridiculing people of colour/immigrants for their accents and their difficulty in speaking a language that is not their native tongue. I had a long conversation with Pulizer nominated journalist and New York Times best selling author Mitch Zuckoff. Our […]

The Shops at Prudential Center's 9th Annual Volunteer Expo

The Shops at Prudential Center’s 9th Annual Volunteer Expo

The Shops at Prudential Center’s 9th Annual Volunteer Expo on April 10 taking place during National Volunteer Week (April 6-12). Many Boston families are turning to volunteerism as a way to spend quality time together, connect with each other and their community; however many of us don’t have an organization or charity/cause of our own and with so many […]

Grace Lin Where The Mountain Meets the Moon show at Newton North High School

Meet Grace Lin at Where The Mountain Meets the Moon Show at NNHS

Chinese Historical Society of New England presents Grace Lin Best-Selling Children’s Author & Artist Presentation & Reception in honor of “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” premiering at Wheelock Family Theatre Sunday, April 13 at 1 pm The Film Lecture Hall at Newton North High School 457 Walnut Street, Newton Tickets: $5 for members and […]

MORE THAN HALF OF ASIAN AMERICAN TEENS ARE BULLIED IN SCHOOL

More Than Half of Asian American Teens Are Bullied in School

According to survey data released in 2011 by the US Justice Department and Education Department, Asian Americans endure far more bullying in U.S. schools than any other ethnic group, and compared to other teens, Asian American teens are three times as likely to face bullying on the internet. A report released last year by the […]

Paul Watanabe, Ph.D.

Dr. Paul Watanabe Speaking at Newton Free Library

Please join Newton Asian Pacific American Network in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to learn about the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States in a display and a keynote by Paul Watanabe, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Boston on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30pm […]

Cook Restaurant Offers Seder Menu in Honor of Passover

Cook Restaurant Offers Seder Menu in Honor of Passover

Passover Delight Cook Restaurant Offers Seder Menu in Honor of Passover WHAT: In celebration of Passover, Cook Newton will offer a selection of special dishes on Monday, April 14ththrough Monday, April 21st, 2014. Executive Chef Paul Turano will serve three unique takes on traditional Seder fare including Beef and Barley Soup with herb yogurt and preserved lemon ($9), Slow Braised Lamb with cedar […]

Celebrate Asia! Festival

Celebrate Asia! Festival

‘Think for yourself, but think of others’ School Motto of the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, Massachusetts   CELEBRATE ASIA! SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 12! 1st Annual “CELEBRATE ASIA! FESTIVAL” at The Lincoln-Sudbury Memorial School , Saturday, April 12, 10-3 pm. Lot’s of fun activities for kids! Cultural performances! Food! Gift items! Henna tattoos! Martial […]