7th and 8th Graders Attend Play at BLA

On Wednesday afternoon, 18 7th and 8th graders along with Ms. Pretlow, Ms. Reder and Ms. Jackson attended the student written play, Why Do We Hate? at Boston Latin Academy. The play was written by BLA senior Jaccarea Garraway and was presented by the Boston Latin Academy Senior Theater class. This intense one act play dealt with current racial, social and economic divides. Our students attended the play as an extra credit opportunity and as a way to expand some of the discussions they have been having in class. The play centered around a college workshop on Critical Pedagogy and followed a group of students as they worked through their differing opinions on such issues as race, immigration, privilege and the death penalty. Our middle schoolers enjoyed the performance and were a great audience.