Humanities Event

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Saturday, March 9, 2019 2:00 PM3:45 PM
Brook Farm was a short-lived but influential utopian Transcendentalist community in West Roxbury section of Boston from 1841-1847. The community attracted both prominent social reformers, such as Margaret Fuller, and "ordinary" women and men who were drawn to the promise of a simpler, balanced way of life as well as the progressive causes of the era: feminism, woman suffrage, and abolition of slavery. A community discussion about shaping and expanding Brook Farm's social contract for today, moderated by humanities scholar Marilyn Richardson, will follow the presentation.