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Edward M. Kennedy Academy Students Call for Action

November 21, 2018

After an energizing kickoff panel by activists Rebecca Riccio, Priscilla Dzidzor Azaglo, Abel R. Cano, and Shamara Rhodes, students at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers are writing for change. Seniors in Dr. Melissa Wender’s English class will publish a series of narratives rooted in their communities that conclude with a call for action. They’re studying a powerful legacy of community organizing, using a public narrative framework developed by Marshall Ganz. Students will reference texts like All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald alongside 826 Boston publications 85 Cents Might Not Sound Like a Lot and Attendance Would Be 100%. Get a sneak peek into their process and keep an eye out for a spring 2019 release of the student’s publication.

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