Every year at Brooklyn Free School, the entire school engages in a spring study about a social justice issue. This year, our spring study was about “class”. We usually start each study by collecting information about what we, as a group, already know about the subject.
One practice we use regularly at Brooklyn Free School with students, staff, and parents is affinity groups around different identities. We meet in these groups to have space to reflect on our experiences with that identity, while having the support of other people with similar histories and ways of being treated interpersonally and systemically by our society.