ISLE Society Tickets

Gathering for Good: A Discussion Series with Thompson Island Outward Bound’s ISLE Society

May 19th, 25th, and June 2nd, 2021; 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Zoom Link will be sent to pre-registrants on the morning of each session. Scroll to register now.

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.

Questions? Contact Meredith O’Connell: [email protected]. Learn more about the ISLE Society here.

Gathering for Good: Isle Society Registration

I plan to attend the following session(s):*

Event Host Committee:
Alvin Carter III
Sara Birenbaum
Harry Holden, ISLE Society Committee Member
Garrett Kirk, ISLE Society Co-Chair
Ryan McDonald, ISLE Society Committee Member
Alexsandra Remorenko
Kristen Turpin