Month of Understanding (MOU) is an annual January tradition at Urban. Members of the MultiCulti leadership team organize, coordinate and facilitate a month of panels, films, speakers and forums for the entire community. We’ll highlight MOU activities here throughout the month.
Among other events during opening week (January 10), MOU featured a Cross the Line activity, a tabouli making/tasting workshop with the leaders of MENA (Middle Eastern/North African affinity space), and our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day all-school meeting, and featuring Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing, one of the core books in our 9th grade English course.
During the week of January 18, student affinity groups Financial Aid and Socio-Economic Status (FASES) and Students for Women's Equality and Rights (SWEAR) will host a joint event about the intersections between access to abortion and wealth; Jew Crew will teach us about Shabbat; Asian/Pacific Islander group (API) will host a panel on immigration; and Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (MESH) will host a panel focusing on racial ambiguity and White passing.
Come back to learn more about MOU! You can learn more about the history of Month of Understanding here.