Kenwood Families for Equity and Justice

KFEJ is a parent-initiated group that advances values of equity, inclusion and racial justice on behalf of all students in the Kenwood School community and throughout Minneapolis Public Schools. Monthly meetings are open to all Kenwood School parents, caregivers, teachers and staff. Contact us to be added to the email list for news and updates and/or Join the Facebook Group.

 

Join a KFEJ Meeting

 

Meetings occur virtually on the first Thursday of every month. To prevent Zoom bombing, we've stopped publishing the meeting link. To learn more and/or to join a KFEJ meeting, please get in touch with Lily Yu or Ellen Guettler at KFEJcontact@gmail.com.

Next meeting: Thursday, May 6 from 8-9:30 pmMay 6, 2021 Agenda

 

 

Events for All Kenwood Adults

Racial Justice Discussion Circles

Kenwood Families for Equity & Justice will host periodic Zoom Media Circles to discuss podcasts or articles on racial justice issues. These Circles are open to all Kenwood School adults (parents, guardians, caregivers, educators, staff). 

The May 11 Media Circle will discuss the Model Minority Myth and anti-Asian bias.

· Article: What is the Model Minority Myth? (2 pages)

· Podcast: Still Processing with Cathy Park Hong (37 min): The Asian-American poet wants to help women and people of color find healing — and clarity — in their rage. Hong's book of essays, “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning," came out in February 2020, and it’s taken on new urgency with the rise in anti-Asian violence and discrimination during the pandemic.

· Children’s book: The Name Jar Read-aloud video (12 minutes) (Nice activity with your child)

Kenwood parents Jennifer Debrow and Corey China will host a facilitated discussion on Tuesday May 11, 8pm-9pm. Listen or read at your convenience, and if you would like to join a discussion with other Kenwood parents, just RSVP to KFEJcontact@gmail.com to obtain the Zoom meeting code to join the discussion.

 
Community-Building

Individuals interested in learning more about and supporting the Anwatin Middle School community can join the Parents of Anwatin School Students (PASS) Facebook page and email list

 

KFEJ Meeting Minutes

April 1, 2021

March 4, 2021

February 4, 2021

January 7, 2021

2020 Minutes