Using their voices

above: Gordon's Class of 2020 in Newnan, Georgia, experiencing Mary Beth Meehan's Seeing Newnan project while on the annual eighth grade Civil Rights Trip to Georgia and Alabama. more on the sights, and the conversations, they experienced

Gordon aims to get students using their voices and sharing their ideas.

Gordon parents can always be counted on to be role models in this work.

Some current examples:

Christine Montross will be celebrating the release of her newest book, Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration, Thursday, August 26th at 7pm with a Zoom event organized by Brown's medical school, free and open to the public. When it was first released, it was named one of the New York Times Books to Watch for in July and Time's Best New Books of July. Dr. Montross reflected on the book's connection to Gordon's curriculum for this blog earlier this summer.

Lori Istok read her essay, Sing Gently, on the This I Believe segment on the Public's Radio on Wednesday. Dozens of Gordon voices, adult and student, have been on the show since 2011; two soon-to-be Gordon eighth graders had also been on this summer. It was Istok's second time on This I Believe, and both her children recorded for the show when they were Gordon students.

Mary Beth Meehan will be honored at this year's Celebration of the Humanities, hosted by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, as the recipient of the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities. Her best known project in Rhode Island is the Seen/Unseen portrait series installed in downtown Providence, and her first book, Silicon Valley and the New America, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.

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