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Stories & Voices
July 2, 2020
  Laurine Towler is an accomplished actor. She’s also a social justice activist who has brought that lens to both her work at Morningside Center and to her work as a teaching artist at the Theatre…
Stories & Voices
July 1, 2020
“As an educator, I feel like this moment is calling me to find ways to help others connect across screens -- especially our students,” says Jason Jacobs, a Morningside Center staff developer. “We'…
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June 19, 2020
When it comes to Juneteenth, students at Meyer Levin Middle School get creative, writes Principal George Patterson in Chalkbeat. This amazing school, which partnered with Morningside in our i3…
Stories & Voices
June 7, 2020
On the night of George Floyd’s memorial service, at about 10:23 pm, I received a text from my friend which read, “ My son…my 7 year old son…asked me if he’s going to die young ‘cause he’s Black in…
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June 4, 2020
Dear White Educators and Administrators:   We as white educators at Morningside Center invite you to partner with us in our fight for racial justice. Morningside Center works with whole school…
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April 2, 2020
Dear friends of Morningside Center, First and foremost, we hope that you, your families, and friends are safe and well amid this frightening pandemic. I am writing to you with an urgent request on…
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March 22, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to deepen, normal life has come to an abrupt halt in many parts of the U.S. To keep the virus from spreading, most of us are engaging in ”social distancing” and…
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March 18, 2020
In schools across the country, Black students are suspended and expelled at a rate three times greater than white students – and that tragic reality drives the school-to-prison pipeline.  We…
Stories & Voices
March 10, 2020
Circles are a mainstay of our work in schools. We encourage teachers to carefully observe each component of circle, including sitting in a circle, an opening, a closing, a center piece, and a talking…
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March 4, 2020
“I ask you to reimagine. So here I am at almost fifty, and I am forced to reimagine in the most powerful way possible – and I ask you, all of us, how can we reimagine?” - Jodie Patterson, Keynote…