In conjunction with Province Leader, Br. Kevin Griffith’s May letter on racial justice, a committee consisting of ERCBNA schoolteachers, administrators and Brothers was formed to develop lesson plans and educational resources to promote antiracism in Edmund Rice schools. The group met for the first time on July 8 and discussed plans for creating "ready-made" lesson plans for implementation in Edmund Rice schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The committee has also created a live, Google Document that contains antiracism resources for schools to consult. This Google Document will be converted into a resource website for schools to use during the 2020-2021 academic year. The group will meet a number of times before the beginning of the 2021 year.
Other News from ERCBNA
2019-2020 ERCBNA Advocacy Person of the Year Award
Google Meet presentation of the 2019-2020 ERCBNA Advocacy Person of the Year Award, which was given to two co-recipients: Mia Mirassou and Jim Micheletti of Palma School.
Serving and Advocating Digitally at Guadalupe
Guadalupe Regional Middle School (GRMS) was founded with the goal of providing a nearly tuition free education for working poor families. Our families are unable to afford the tuition of a Catholic school.
EXCERCISES IN EMPATHY
Covid-19 has caused countless interruptions to so many facets of our lives across our entire world.No place has been immune from this virus, including CTF Soledad State Prison in California, where there have been cancellation of programs, increased confinement, and rising concerns of mass infection.
''Visiting'' the Sick
Tampa Catholic initiated a pen pal program with a local assisted living facility. These neighbors in need hadn't been allowed any visitors for over 2 months and the isolation necessary for protecting their physical health against COVID 19 had worn down their emotional health.