Join us for a unique online conversation exploring the history and current persistence of racial inequity in Boston, and the role of Thompson Island Outward Bound in helping to create opportunities for Boston’s youth. This three-part, free, online event will offer a chance for young professionals to come together around a common mission, and to engage in meaningful discussion and dialogue.
Join us for one, two, or all three of these interesting and interactive sessions:
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00pm: The History of Desegregation in Boston Public Schools and Thompson Island’s Work Today
With special guest Emmett Price, we will explore the history of race and desegregation in Boston Public Schools. Through the discussion we will understand how these efforts inform Thompson Island Outward Bound’s work with Boston Public Schools today.
Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 pm: What is an Equitable Green Space?
Welcoming guest Kenneth Wiener Douyon to the conversation, we will ask ourselves to explore what an equitable green space means, understand what access to the outdoors looks like across the City of Boston, and how different spaces feel accessible or inaccessible, and why.
Wednesday, June 2, 7:00 pm: Feeling Connection to a Place
Along with Thompson Island Outward Bound Program Alum and Current Staff Member J’Saun Bastien, understand what it means to feel a connection to a place. Why is equitable green space, specifically Thompson Island, so important?
*Note: Although topics will build upon each other, they can also stand alone.
Each session will run for 90 minutes, and will offer a mix of networking around meaningful dialogue, as well as learning opportunities from each other, and through our guest speakers. Whether you’ve engaged with our organization in the past or you’re new to our crew, we hope this opportunity to connect with each other over interesting and important topics will help to create an ISLE Society community that is informed and driven to make an even greater impact for the students who visit Thompson Island.