J. Malcolm Cawthorne (he/him)

Malcolm Cawthorne moved to Brookline in 1973 and he is the first of five Cawthornes to graduate from BHS. He has been a teacher since 1993 and began teaching Social Studies at BHS in 1998. In 2015 he co-developed an important course on Racial Awareness and Identity to help students understand the racial complexities of the 21st Century; it has become a cornerstone of Brookline High School’s inclusion and diversity efforts. Malcolm was also a faculty leader of Race Reels, a long-running film series and that brings together faculty, students, parents and community members for “brave conversations” about many aspects of our diverse society. Malcolm has served on the board of The Brookline Historical Society, The Brookline MLK Celebration Committee, The Commission for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations in Brookline, The Task Force to Reimagine Public Safety in Brookline, and Hidden Brookline, a project devoted to bringing to light the hidden histories of slavery and freedom in Brookline. He also serves as a SEED facilitator in both Brookline and nationally. SEED is a peer led equity and diversity program founded by equity pioneer Peggy McIntosh and Wellesley College.