“Generally speaking, being exposed to violence isn’t helpful for children and can raise risks for these issues—antisocial behavior, more mental health problems like depression and anxiety, seeing violence as normative, being more violent, or future victimization,” Taylor said. “Not all children will suffer these repercussions, but there are greater risks to suffer from them.”
“Our tribal members were removed from their ancestral land so that you can have your town,” said Faries Gray, war chief of the Massachusetts tribe. “So, I think you should listen to what we have to say about Indigenous Peoples’ Day versus Columbus Day.”
“Especially in time when there is greater attention, overdue nevertheless, to issues of racial equity and writing historical wrongs, I think it makes sense to put an end to honoring the man who played a leading role in enslavement and genocide,” Norton said.
Sweat confronts disillusionment, racism, and the tribulations of the working class from the moment the play begins.
The Massachusetts Commission of Discrimination (MCAD) will hold its workshop entitled “Know Your Civil Rights: Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination Law” on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Newton Free Library in the Druker Auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m.
Three BC faculty members held a panel to discuss what they experienced when they visited the U.S.-Mexico border with the Encuentro Project in May.