This panel discussion is organized around two questions:
— “What does a racially-progressive school, in which all students, teachers, and staff feel that they are treated equitably, look like?”
— “Why is it so challenging to create and sustain such schools?”
Panelists are Barry Galasso, Princeton Public Schools interim superintendent; Cecilia Birge, Princeton High School assistant principal and parent; Marceline Du Bose, equity consultant; Shirley Satterfield, historian and former Princeton High School guidance counselor; Joy Barnes-Johnson, Princeton High School teacher; Princeton Public Schools parents Keith Wailoo and Lynda Dodd; Princeton Public Schools alumni Juan Polanco (2013), Brianna Silva (2018), and Geoffrey Allen (2019); and Princeton High School students Mojisola Ayodele and Eli Edelman. The event will be moderated by Raisa Rubin-Stankiewicz, a Not In Our Town board member and 2020 PHS graduate.
This event was inspired by the New York Times podcast series "Nice White Parents" and is being co-sponsored by Not in Our Town Princeton, Princeton Public Schools, Princeton Civil Rights Commission, Princeton Public Library, Princeton YWCA, Princeton Family YMCA, the Witherspoon Jackson Historical and Cultural Society and the Witherspoon Jackson Neighborhood Association.