America to Me
This month, we will engage a diverse group of 30 thought leaders to help shape a community-wide conversation on race and equity using the documentary film series, America to Me.
The series follows high school students in Oak Park River Forest, a suburb outside of Chicago that is similar to Montclair. This work will allow us to develop a common language and a common lens for understanding issues of race and equity. We expect that it will also inspire individual and collective action to address racial inequities in our community. The filmmakers have selected Montclair as a case study, and will share lessons learned from our process with communities across the nation. We are excited to have several members of the Board of Education, teachers, administrators, town council members, business leaders, nonprofit partners, Montclair High teens, and foundation colleagues join this work.