Showing posts with label More Perfect Union. Show all posts
Showing posts with label More Perfect Union. Show all posts

Monday, June 14, 2021

Boston Globe: "Harvard professor Danielle Allen to launch historic bid for governor"

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen will launch a historic campaign for governor on Tuesday, entering the Democratic field as the first Black woman to run for the executive office as part of a major party in Massachusetts at a time when women and people of color are breaking barriers in city and state government.

Allen, 49, joins what’s likely to be a crowded primary with a hefty academic resume but no experience holding elected office.

A MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient and the head of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics since 2015, Allen says she is running to bring the lessons of her career as a political philosopher — that government must meet a high bar, serving all people — to Beacon Hill.

And her bid solidifies a family legacy steeped in fights for racial justice: a grandfather who helped found the first NAACP chapter in his North Florida community, where doing so meant risking one’s life, and a grandmother, working as a nurse in the segregated South, who dreamed that one day her offspring would study at Harvard."

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/06/13/metro/harvard-professor-danielle-allen-launch-historic-bid-governor/

You can listen to Danielle on an episode of  "Toward a More Perfect Union"


I have read her book on the Declaration of Independence "Our Declaration." She provides a slow reading of the text with insights and perspectives you don't get elsewhere. Well worth the time to read.

"Our Declaration"
"Our Declaration"



Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Toward a More Perfect Union: 2 discussions on racism in Franklin

During the School Committee meeting Tuesday evening, reference was made to the Superintendent and others participating in a discussion about race on the wfpr.fm radio show "Toward a More Perfect Union"
 
Part 1 of the discussion revolved around a follow up to the video of students recorded in November 2020.  (Direct link to the video referenced  https://youtu.be/XwBOqz_e9Zs)
 
Part 2 of the discussion features Supt. Sara Ahern, Asst Supt. Lucas Giguere, Denise Spencer, Cobi Frongillo, Angelina Perez, and Ndoumbe Ndoye in addition to the regular panel.
  • Listen to the Part 1 of the discussion on race
 
  • Listen to the Part 2 of the discussion on race

The regular panel of "Toward a More Perfect Union" :host - Frank Falvey, joined by Pete Fasciano, State Rep Jeff Roy, Dr Michael Walker Jones, and Dr Natalia Linos.


Toward a More Perfect Union: 2 discussions on racism in Franklin
Toward a More Perfect Union: 2 discussions on racism in Franklin