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Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:00 PM7:30 PM
After the collapse of an industrial tank of molasses left a North End neighborhood devastated, a legal battle for reparations ensued, prompting questions about the role and responsibilities of businesses within a community. Using the Molasses Flood as an historical backdrop, this panel will explore questions around labor rights and safety, the function of government regulations, and the relationship between the public and big business interests; issues that still resonate today as modern Bostonians grapple with a changing corporate landscape and city-wide gentrification. Join us for a panel discussion with Stephen Puleo, Robert Forrant, and moderator Karilyn Crockett Reception at 5:30, program begins at 6:00.
  • Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: 617-646-0578
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  • cost: Free, but registration is required online or by phone
  • funded by Mass Humanities