Last week, 8 women of Asian descent were the targets of a hate crime in Atlanta, Georgia. While horrifying, xenophobia and discrimination against Asians is not a new phenomenon. It is deeply embedded in the history of our country. It was even written into the very laws of our land. The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act … Continue reading Standing Against Asian American Hate Crimes
I came across these photos from the Capitol the other day. They speak for themselves. But as you look at them, I urge you to think about what brought our country to this point. How did we get here? And then think about how we can come back.
First off, I'd like to wish anyone who celebrates it a happy Hanukkah! In the spirit of the holiday season, I'd like to provide some opportunities to help those in need in our community. First off, the Boston Latin School Junior Classical League (BLSJCL) is partnering with Rosie's Place, the oldest women's shelter in the … Continue reading Feeding the Hungry This Holiday Season
Over the past few weeks, a lot has gone down. Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin sparked protests after he was captured on video brutally killing an unarmed black man named George Floyd. Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, despite Floyd pleading that he couldn't breathe. Even when Mr. Floyd fell unconscious … Continue reading Where I Stand
Coronavirus is putting a bit of a crimp in everyone's volunteering plans. Social distancing can make it difficult to give our communities the service they need. But even though it's tough, there are ways you can still make a difference in quarantine. This past weekend, my mother and I were able to help bag food … Continue reading Helping Revere’s Hungry
Everyone is under a lot of stress right now, but we need to remember to appreciate the hard work that our teachers are putting into helping us learn under these difficult circumstances. They have had no training and almost no time to prepare for moving their curriculum online, and yet they have still been there … Continue reading Thank you, teachers!
In Massachusetts, school has officially been cancelled for the rest of the year. I, for one, had been holding out hope that we might go back, so I had avoided doing any long term scheduling for my time. Not anymore. Just because we aren't in school doesn't mean that we have an excuse to become … Continue reading Struggling to Find Something to Do in Quarantine?