Medford City Hall, Room 214
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155
contact: Diane McLeod, Director
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Calendar of Events
|Wednesday, November 13, 2013
||6:30pm - 8:45pm
presentation by James DeWolf Perry of the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery
|City Council Chambers, Medford City Hall
Panel of local experts moderated by Medford resident David J. Harris, managing director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School:
Donna Bivens, project director, Boston Busing/Desegregation Project, Union of Minority Neighborhoods
- Barbara Chandler, senior advisor on civil rights and fair housing, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
- Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University; director, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
With remarks by Medford resident Cortland Dugger; wide-ranging audience discussion
firstname.lastname@example.org - www.tracingcenter.org
|Thursday, November 21, 2013
||7:30pm - 9:00pm
SPOTLIGHT ON HUMAN RIGHTS: What are Your Human Rights?
|Community Room, Needham Free Public LIbrary
Video Presentation: The Story of Human Rights
Guest Speaker: Laura Rotolo
American Civil Liberties Union
Sponsored by the Needham Human Rights Committee
and the Needham Free Public Library
Refreshments at 7:00 - Free and all are welcome
|Friday, November 22, 2013
||Medford City Hall Council Chambers,
85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA
Judy Shepard is the mother of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at University of Wyoming who was murdered in October 1998 in what became one of the most high-profiled cases highlighting hate-crimes against LGBT people.
In the 15 years since Matt's death, Judy has spoken to more than a million people worldwide. Speaking from a mother's perspective, Judy Shepard has made the prevention of hate crimes and the acceptance of diversity the focus of her efforts, and urges her audiences to make their schools and communities safe for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, race, sex, religion, or gender identity and/or expression.