Anti-Racism Events

Updated March 2021.

Upcoming events at Newton South to support stopping systemic racism and enhancing cultural and racial competencies for all members of our community.  Please check back to see updates.  Thank you. 

Wednesday, March 31 Asian Cultural Awareness Day for NSHS Students and Faculty.  A 2020 PTSO grant to our teachers made this event possible. Encourage your child to sign up for the series of guest speakers including local Asian leaders, artists and alumni sharing their experience to help build their cultural and racial competencies. Details will be sent directly to students.

Wednesday, April 14th @7PM – Newton South Families Organized for Racial Justice (FORJ) Asian American Pacific Islander Solidarity Night!   Join us to learn how to support our AAPI students and to offer affinity spaces for YOU – AAPI students and allies who are parents, guardians, faculty and community members. We realize this is one of the first nights of Ramadan, and hope that our Muslim friends can join us for at least part of the evening.  Please register for the event HERE.  The event will provide:

  • the historical and systemic roots of violence and discrimination against AAPI communities
  • how AAPI communities are impacted in terms of mental health and how to help and get help
  • how best to support our young people, family members and friends during this difficult time

Through breakout rooms, we will offer affinity spaces by age and racial identities in addition to random groups to allow people to learn from each other and offer each other support. We look forward to seeing you!