Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity (BRJE) seeks to identify and clarify issues of social and racial inequality in Brookline and to build a multi-racial coalition in order to dismantle structural racism. Many of the decisions that have been made — around the hiring, promoting and dismissal of town employees, choices in school leadership and in municipal department heads, an emphasis in the schools on top down management and data acquisition over learning — have motivated a group of people to form BRJE to help bring institutional, social and political change. You can learn more about the change we envision in our “call to action“.
Our membership includes teachers, parents, social workers, therapists, Brookline High School students, and citizens who care deeply about Brookline and want to collaborate with other individuals and groups. We believe Brookline can take this historical moment to reflect on the causes of structural racism and move toward racial equity and justice.
We collaborate with a wide range of like-minded people and groups and to support candidates who favor equity and justice for the School Committee, the Brookline Housing Authority, Brookline Town Meeting, and the Board of Selectmen. We also partner with Brookline’s Town Meeting members and town leadership on implementation of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) frameworks and tools in order to reverse the disturbing local and national trend of inequity and injustice. We hope to make Brookline a town where racial equity and justice thrive.