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December 2019

Dories to Draggers: The Evolution of New Bedford’s Fishing Fleet, An Illustrated Talk by Paul Doucette

December 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Funded by Mass Humanities
National Park Theater, 33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740-6318 United States
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Author Paul Doucette was born and raised in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the youngest son of Captain Louis Doucette, Jr., a New Bedford fisherman whose career spanned fifty years. His grandfather, Captain Louis Doucette, Sr., was one of the earliest proponents of the movement from dory fishing to trawling, a change which catapulted New Bedford to fishing prominence. Doucette will present an illustrated talk and share stories about the evolution of fishing vessels. Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is…

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January 2020

Introduction to Plimoth Plantation: Henry Hornblower’s Vision

January 8, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Funded by Mass Humanities
Plimoth Plantation, Visitor Center, 137 Warren Ave.
Plymouth, MA 02362-1620 United States
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Tom Begley, Executive Liaison for Administration, Research, and Special Projects, will discuss the Museum's archaeological roots.

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Re-reading the Cartographies of Dispossession

January 14, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Funded by Mass Humanities
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116-2813 United States
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The United States achieved its 19th-century policy of expansionism across the midwestern and western regions of the continent by aggressively enacting policies of dispossession and genocide at the state and federal level against Indigenous people. Maps were both the mechanisms for, and witnesses to, the betrayals of justice that made the violence of dispossession and extermination possible. Margaret Pearce, independent cartographer and Faculty Associate at the University of Maine, asks us to stand in witness, look closely and listen to…

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February 2020

Race, Pop Culture, and the Black Panther Phenomenon

February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Funded by Mass Humanities
Levi Heywood Memorial Library, 55 West Lynde Street
Gardner, MA 1440 United States
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Please join us for a lecture and discussion on this fascinating topic facilitated by Candace Shivers, Sociology professor at Mount Wachusett Community College.

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March 2020

Feminism, Philosophy, and the Walking Dead

March 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Funded by Mass Humanities
Athol Public Library, 568 Main St.
Athol, MA 01331-1821 United States
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Please join us for a lecture and discussion facilitated by Mount Wachusett Community College professors Dan Soucy and Shelley Nicholson.

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