School Talk

Before You Shoot the Messenger, Imagine Being a Parent at This School

I write from a place of privilege today.  I have never once worried about the safety of my three children at school. The victim of the fatal school stabbing was named Matthew. I have a Matthew too. I owe it to every parent who does worry to try and put myself in their shoes and… Continue reading Before You Shoot the Messenger, Imagine Being a Parent at This School

School Talk

Why Aren’t You Standing Up for Black and Brown Children Now, Guys?

Years ago a public pool on the south side of Providence was closed during the summer and many of us didn’t feel that enough was being done to get it fixed and re-opened quickly enough. Scorching heat, minimal green space, and kids out of school? Open the damn pool. I remember listening to a local… Continue reading Why Aren’t You Standing Up for Black and Brown Children Now, Guys?