[act-ma] THURSDAY: Circle Up! (An Investigation of the Academic Achievement Gap)

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Mon Mar 20 12:15:03 PDT 2017

Circle Up! (An Investigation of the Academic Achievement Gap)
Thursday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm
*Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St, Roxbury*
$5 - $10
[image: Circle Up!]

*Circle Up!* gives us a chance to see and hear what is going on in urban
high schools by listening to the voices of real students sharing
reflections about the effects of opportunity gaps on their everyday
lives.   It investigates the issues of equity and injustice that have
created the “achievement gap” and the barriers that maintain it*.* The
achievement gap is a discrepancy in the academic outcomes between white
students and students of color, caused by structural inequality in social
institutions, with life-long consequences.

*Youth Underground theater in Cambridge breeds young stars and teaches life

The *Youth Underground *is an ensemble that creates and performs original
theater investigating social issues relevant to young people.  The script
is based on interviews and conversations with students, teachers, and
family, all of whom have been affected by the differences in opportunity.
After the hour-long play, the ensemble will lead a talk-back about the
issues raised by students’ narratives.


Tickets $10/ Community $5
BPS Students may reserve a free seat by calling Hibernian Hall at
617-849-6322 <(617)%20849-6322>.

*Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action
Justice Working Group, 11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138617-354-2169
<(617)%20354-2169>  • info at masspeaceaction.org
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*Getting to Hibernian Hall *

Hibernian Hall was built in 1913 as a gathering place for social dancing
and music. This historic building at 184 Dudley Street in the heart of
Dudley Square was restored and reopened by Madison Park Development
Corporation in 2005. The spacious grand ballroom, which seats 250, is once
again serving the community as an affordable, year-round venue for theater,
concerts, dances, visual art fairs, film screenings, and private parties.

*Via Public Transportation:*
The MBTA Silver Line runs from South Station and downtown Boston along
Washington Street into Dudley Square. We are just south of Dudley Station
at 184 Dudley Street. A number of city bus routes come into Dudley Station,
including 19, 23, 27, 47, and 8.

*Via Southeast Expressway, I-93:*
>From I-93 northbound, take Exit 18 (Mass Ave/Roxbury) and proceed through
two sets of lights. At the third set take a left (Mass Ave Connector/Melnea
Cass Boulevard). Travel down approximately .5 mile and then turn left onto
Harrison Ave. A few blocks down take a left onto Dudley Street. The Roxbury
Center for Arts is the second building from the corner on the left.

*By car from Cambridge:*

Go over the Mass Ave. bridge. Continue on Mass Ave. past Symphony Hall
through most of the South End. Turn right on Harrison Ave., right before
Boston Medical Center. Continue on Harrison over Melnea Cass and several
blocks more until you see Dudley Street. Turn right. 184 Dudley is on the

There is a small parking lot behind Hibernian Hall, available after office
hours: As you approach Dudley Square make a left turn off Harrison Ave onto
Zeigler Street, the street before Dudley Street. Make a right into the
Hibernian Hall lot. If no spaces are open there is ample free parking on
Dudley Street or any side street.

*Restaurants near Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square*

SuyaJoint All African Cuisine, 185 Dudley Street
     Open Thursday until midnight

Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dade Street
     (Off Washington between Melnea Cass Blvd and Ruggles St.)
     Open Thursday until 8pm

Dudley Dough, 2302 Washington Street
     Open Thursday until 9pm

P & R Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor, 208 Dudley Street
     Open Thursday until 10pm. (New-ish, Jamaican)
DetailsDate:March 23Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:$5 - $10Event Tags:Achievement gap
<http://masspeaceaction.org/tag/achievement-gap/>, education
<http://masspeaceaction.org/tag/education/>, Featured Post
<http://masspeaceaction.org/tag/featuredpost/>, racial justice
<http://masspeaceaction.org/tag/racial-justice/>, Theater
VenueHibernian Hall <http://masspeaceaction.org/venue/hibernian-hall-2/>184
Dudley St
Roxbury, MA 02119 + Google Map
Phone:(617) 541-3900Website:hibernianhall.org

*"Not one step back"*

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action - the Commonwealth's largest grassroots peace
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
617-354-2169 <(617)%20354-2169> w
617-466-9274 <(617)%20466-9274> m
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Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action
11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138
w: 617-354-2169
m: 617-466-9274
f: /masspeaceaction
t: @masspeaceaction

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