MAPSO Freedom School Presents ‘From Conversation to Action’ 8/13

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From the MAPSO Freedom School:

MAPSO Freedom School presents “From Conversation to Action” at Columbia High School on Saturday, August 13th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This event will feature Political Art, Student Testimony, Student/Teacher Facilitated Discussions, an Open Mic segment, and representatives from the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Freedom Schools were temporary, alternative free schools for African Americans mostly in the South. They were originally part of a nationwide effort during the Civil Rights Movement to organize African Americans to achieve social, political and economic self-determination in the United States. Our modern-day MAPSO Freedom School seeks to build on the original concept while understanding that the freedom struggle has evolved with new challenges to overcome.

The first event on August 13th is intended to begin to move the conversation on race and community policing beyond the discussion and dialogue stage, to organizing and mobilizing as change agents in our community.  The MAPSO Freedom School consists of students, teachers and parents from the South Orange Maplewood school district, as well as students and teachers from the Montclair, Newark, and Roselle school districts.

This event is free and open to the public.  Attendees can RSVP at Eventbrite under MAPSO Freedom School. We can also be contacted via Facebook.

There will be a light breakfast provided at 9 a.m.

Location: Columbia High School
17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ

For more information and to RSVP, email us at

Co‐sponsored by: SOMEA, MAC Scholars, Diversity Rocks, Strength for Their Journey

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