Successful Presentation: METCO: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”; Monday February 25, 7pm

On Monday, February 25, 2019, 37 people attended a presentation of a film about the METCO program, followed by a panel discussion. It was well-attended and very informative. The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church’s Anti-Racism Team thanks everyone who was involved in planning and producing this event, including members of the MUUC Anti-Racism Team, the Melrose Human Rights Commission, and the great panel who so graciously answered many questions, extending the event more than 30 minutes beyond the scheduled time. The panels were Natalie Guthrie (Needham educator, METCO film-maker and METCO/Natick High alum), Amy Jackson (Melrose METCO Director and METCO/Marblehead High alum), Natasha Gaskill (professional in the Greater Boston area and METCO/Melrose High alum) and Amahl Williams (professional in the Greater Boston area, METCO/Canton High alum and Melrose resident).

WIcked Local Melrose covered the event and has posted an article online. Click here for that article. 

Thank you to our fellow MUUC members who helped with setup and cleanup!

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The Melrose Human Rights Commission, along with host Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, invites the whole Melrose community to watch this short 38-minute film entitled “METCO: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow“, and participate in a discussion afterwards regarding the METCO program both historically and today, and in particular, METCO in Melrose.

The presentation and discussion will take place on Monday, February 25th, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church Sanctuary. This event is free and open to the public – all are welcome and encouraged to attend. A wheelchair accessible ramp is located at the side of the church, adjacent to the parking lot.

The film was created by Natalie Guthrie.

Presenters and Discussion Panelists include Natalie Guthrie (Film Creator), Amy Jackson (Melrose METCO Director), and Amahl Williams (METCO Alum).

Questions regarding the event and the film may be directed to the Melrose Human Rights Commission:
email: [email protected]
phone: 781-979-4140

(Any cancellation notices of this event, such as a snow-related cancellation, will be found by clicking HERE)

Additional information about the METCO Program, Melrose UU Church, and Melrose HRC can be found on these websites:

Melrose METCO website: www.melroseschools.com/district-home/metco
Mass Dept. of Ed METCO website: www.doe.mass.edu/metco/
METCO Inc. website:
www.metcoinc.org

Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church website: www.melroseuu.org
Follow us on Facebook: @MelroseUU

Melrose Human Rights Commission website: www.cityofmelrose.org/human-rights-commission
Follow us on Facebook: @MelroseHRC

(photo credit: metcoinc.org)