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 and everyday prejudice. 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, and the absence of a teacher contract for two years — have motivated a group of people to form BRJE to help bring institutional, social and political change.

BRJE is supporting the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) initiative. Please sign the GARE petition, and come to Town Meeting, May 23, to show your support. You can learn more about GARE and about bringing GARE to Brookline.

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 want to urge Brookline to adopt Government Alliance for Racial Equity (GARE) in order to reverse a disturbing trend of inequity and injustice. We hope to make Brookline a town where racial equity and justice thrives.