Reading to End Racism

On Tuesday March 13, 2010 Edmunds Elementary School will join in a community initiative called Reading to End Racism supporting the District-wide goal of promoting and valuing diversity in the Burlington Public Schools.  This project creates an opportunity for all students to listen to new literature, hear personal stories and join age-appropriate discussions to explore and explain racism.

Classroom presentations are led by volunteer readers who are solicited throughout the community.  These readers are powerful role models for students, and in the past have included police officers, elected officials, educators, artists, business professionals, authors, parents and school board members.  All classes at Edmunds Elementary will participate in this one-day presentation, with book readings, personal stories and discussions on ways students can help end racism.

If you are interested in being a new volunteer reader, there will be a Reading to End Racism training and dialogue on Thursday January 19, 5:30- 7:00.  If you have any questions please contact EES School Counselor, Melissa Hathaway: 540-0137 or mhathawa@bsdvt.org.

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