Part 1 of a three-part series on the response to anti-Asian bias in Brookline. Susan Park is a Brookline mom, a Town Meeting Member representing Precinct 2, and a local activist who spearheaded a petition drive and other activities to Stop Asian Hate. Susan shares some of the challenges faced by Asian-American stakeholders in Brookline, the steps she and her colleagues have been taking, as well as her advice for those who want to become involved.
Part 3 of a three-part series on the response to anti-Asian bias in Brookline. Ashley was born in Malaysia, grew up in Brookline, is a recent graduate of BHS, and is currently a sophomore in the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst. Ashley is active in the Brookline Asian American Family Network (BAAFN) as well […]
Part 2 of a three-part series on the response to anti-Asian bias in Brookline. Chi Chi Wu is a Brookline mom and local activist who serves on the Advisory Committee as well as the Task Force to Reimagine Policing in Brookline. She is one of the co-founders of BAAFN: The Brookline Asian American Family Network, […]
Donelle O’Neal Sr., a lifelong Brookline resident, offers a helpful tutorial for those seeking to become involved with Town government. Donelle has served on Town Meeting as well as Advisory Committee, and he explains what those institutions are, how the Town government works, as well as how he came to be involved in public service in Brookline.
Kimberley Richardson, a Brookline mother of eight, a graduate student in social work at Boston University, and a member of the Task Force to Reimagine Policing in Brookline, shares some of her experiences on the Task Force. In addition to clearing up some misconceptions about the “Walk And Talk” program, Kimberley has a powerful message for viewers about her own personal journey toward civic engagement.
Kimberley Richardson, a Brookline mother of eight, a graduate student in social work at Boston University, and a member of the Task Force to Reimagine Policing in Brookline, shares some of her experiences on the Task Force. In addition to clearing up some misconceptions about the “Walk And Talk” program, Kimberley has a powerful message […]
Emy Takinami, a social worker and Brookline Town Meeting Member, shares her experiences with a program called Steps To Success. Emy grew up in Brookline, participated in the Steps program as a student at Brookline High School, and currently serves on the Steps To Success Board of Directors. She explains how Steps To Success, School-Within-a-School (SWS) and other town programs have informed her political consciousness.
Stephen Gresham is a counseling psychologist, adjust professor, as well as a yoga instructor and Faculty Director at Down Under School of Yoga, which operates a well-known studio in Brookline. Stephen shares his insights about the intersection of yoga, mental health and anti-racism.
Pursuing Social Justice: A 2021 Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Presented by MLK Celebration Committee.
Introduction and Welcome by MLK Committee Chair
“Fun Town: MLK Speaks to His Daughter About Racism”
A brief history of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Howard Thurman
Student Interviews with Harvey Bravman
A Message from BrooklineHub
Youth Awards Social Justice Compilation
“Philosophical Mentoring and the Impact of Words on a Generation” A Moderated Conversation hosted by Boston University’s Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground
A message from the Brookline Health Department
A message from the Brookline Community Foundation
A message from Representative Tommy Vitolo
Closing Remarks by Chair of MLK Committee, Bernard Greene
A message from the League of Women Voters
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” sung by 2019 BHS Graduate, Gianna DiMarco
Raj Dhanda is Chief Executive Officer for Black Creek Group, a leading real estate investment management firm. Mr. Dhanda joined the firm in 2016 as President and was named Chief Executive Officer in April 2018.
Ronnie England, currently a senior at Brookline High School, is one of the co-founders of A Better Brookline. This youth-led group seeks to turn Brookline from a town into a city.