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August 2020

Martin Blatt and David Harris on Renaming Faneuil Hall

August 19, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Free

In a recent op-ed in Commonwealth Magazine, Martin Blatt and David Harris called for the renaming of Boston’s Faneuil Hall. “We call upon the city to engage in an expansive community process to decide two issues in sequence – first, whether or not the hall should be renamed and, second, if so, what name should replace Faneuil . We believe that a robust public discussion will be a critical part of our reckoning whether or not the conclusion is to…

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Stuart Rockoff in conversation with Brian Boyles

August 26, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Free

Stuart Rockoff, Executive Director of Mississippi Humanities, talks about the ways the humanities shape public life in his state. Stuart Rockoff leads Mississippi Humanities, a council based in Jackson, MS, that creates opportunities for Mississippians to learn about themselves and the larger world and enriches communities through civil conversations about our history and culture. Rockoff will speak with Mass Humanities Executive Director Brian Boyles about the work of Mississippi Humanities, the state's recent decision to change its state flag, and…

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April 2021

LGBTQ Migration and Immigration from the 1950s to Today

April 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

The History Project invites the public to attend a panel and discussion on the history of LGBTQ migration in the 20th and 21st centuries. This program is supported by a grant from the Bridge Street Fund, a special initiative of Mass Humanities. Panelists include Eithne Luibhed, Ph.D. (Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Arizona), Karma R. Chavez, Ph.D. (Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas at Austin), Richard Iandoli, Esq.…

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CURED Discussion Panel

April 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

The History Project is excited to invite you to a virtual screening of the award-winning new documentary CURED, which highlights a pivotal but little-known moment in LGBTQ history when activists rose up to challenge a formidable institution — and won! The film will be available to screen online from April 17-23. There will also be a live Q&A about the film on Thursday, April 22nd at 7p ET. The History Project is thrilled to partner with the filmmakers for this…

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May 2021

Virtual Hearing on the State of Equity and Inclusion on the Commonwealth Beaches

May 6 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

Please join Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Metropolitan Beaches Commission (MBC) for a public hearing and virtual forum racial justice and equity on the commonwealth’s public beaches. The MBC’s presentation will be followed by a panel of representatives and stakeholders from the region’s waterfront and beachfront communities, and a public discussion on what is working and what is not when it comes to equitable access and inclusion on our region’s public beaches.     This is the first of…

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When I Knew…The Coming Out Eureka Moment!

May 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

Join SpeakOUT Boston and The History Project for a night of storytelling about those transformative moments when we knew we were LGBTQ+ and there was no turning back. Coming out can happen gradually or all at once for members of the LGBTQ+ community, and is an ongoing process. In 2021, LGBTQ people must still decide how, when, and to whom they will “come out” every day. This online storytelling event explores the personal stories of coming out. Focusing on intergenerational and diverse dialogues grounded…

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June 2021

Redefining Heritage: Interwoven Interactions

June 16 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

In this conversation, we will hear from Elizabeth Solomon (Massachusett Tribe) and Kristen Wyman (Nipmuc Nation) and explore the complexities of the relationships and ways of knowing that Indigenous peoples of the northeast bring to our interactions with each other and the world, from both a historical and contemporary context. We will examine how colonization has disrupted these relationships and subsequently contributed to the decline of environmental sustainability in the region. Finally, we will consider how people from the dominant…

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July 2021

Redefining Heritage: Art for Awareness

July 21 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

The Great Marsh encompasses 30,000 acres of salt marsh, coastal beach, tidal flats, and other habitat from Cape Ann to the New Hampshire border that is crucially important for the ecological health of the region. For centuries, artists have taken inspiration from the natural beauty of the Great Marsh to create visual "time capsules." Recently, efforts by local artists have focused on capturing the effects of climate change on the Great Marsh through a variety of media but have also…

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August 2021

Soldiers of Production: Springfield Armory In WWII

August 11 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Free

Local citizens worked diligently at Springfield Armory for 174 years to provide our military with the best infantry weapons necessary to safeguard the nation and its interests, especially during World War II. Join Park Ranger Susan Ashman at Storrs Library as she highlights these soldiers of production through stories told with archival photographs from the Armory's own collections. Susan Ashman is an Interpretive Park Ranger and the Historic Weapons Supervisor at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Originally from Southern…

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Exhibitions

#PrideExtended

July 9 @ 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

From Stonewall Inn in 1969 to the Trans Resistance March in Boston on June 12, 2021, Black trans women and non-binary people have led the vanguard on the path toward a true freedom- one that is intersectional and layered. But the Pride Movement has whitewashed both history and the present. #PrideExtended, an initiative founded by Mercedes Loving-Manley, is a benefit festival and mutual aid initiative highlighting Black trans and non-binary talent with live performances and film screenings. It honors Black…

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At The Waves’ Edges: A Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1 and Part 2

June 26 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Free

This two-part program will be live streamed on June 12 and June 26, at 3pm through our Youtube Channel! Featuring Demita Frazier, Co-Founder of the Combahee River Collective “The fecundity and power of oceanic and fresh water meeting in the brackish wetlands of sweet grasses, that is us as Black women coming together.” -Demita Frazier (2021) At the confluence of the Combahee, history was made. Yet long since forming the name-sake radical socialist Black Feminist Combahee River Collective in Boston…

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At The Waves’ Edges, a Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1

June 12 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

“The fecundity and power of oceanic and fresh water meeting in the brackish wetlands of sweet grasses, that is us as Black women coming together.”  -Demita Frazier (2021)   At the confluence of the Combahee, history was made. Yet long since forming the name-sake radical socialist Black Feminist Combahee River Collective in Boston in 1974 and co-publishing the landmark statement in 1977, Collective Co-Founder Demita Frazier remains eyes forward. And basic justice remains elusive. And capitalism’s chokehold tightens. And academic…

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Virtual Curator Talk: Art, Culture, and Adaptation with Elizabeth James Perry

October 15, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Zoom presentation/New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill Rd.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Free

Join Aquinnah Wampanoag, whaling descendant, and marine scientist Elizabeth James Perry as she discusses her exhibition and how it connects to her family history, Wampanoag culture, and 400-years of environmental change and adaptation. In this hour-long interactive discussion, Elizabeth, along with the Museum’s Curator of Social History Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes and other panelists, will share the importance of future generations taking an active role in exploring history, community connections, and awareness of and capacity for cultural adaptation to…

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Closing Reception of Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns

May 30, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Free

Pao Arts Center is proud to host Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns, an exhibition curated by queer Chinese American scholars, organizers, and artists Mei Lum, Diane Wong, and Huiying B. Chan. Join us for refreshments and to celebrate the closing of this exhibition. Homeward Bound centers narratives of home, community, and intergenerational resistance. The exhibition draws from four years of ethnographic research and oral history interviews with the Chinese diaspora that spans nine countries and 13 cities. The…

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Facebook Live Salem State Artifacts Showing

April 29, 2020 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Tune into our Facebook channel at 1:30 on Wednesday April 29 and watch our Discover Danvers Roundtable Live! Artifacts come to life through the eyes of volunteer researchers from Salem State University. Unfortunately, we will not have live audience participation nor a moderated discussion this spring. We will have a tour via Facebook Live and we hope you all watch, especially kids who are not in school right now. We will closely view several objects from the Society’s collections and…

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Faith in a City: Artist + Curator Talk

January 11, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
The Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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Free – $10

Join us at the Somerville Museum for a talk with some of the artists of the "Faith in a City" exhibit and producer/curator Charan Devereaux. Admission is $10, free for Somerville Museum members and members of participating congregations. More about "Faith in a City" "Faith in a City" is a project exploring religion in Somerville. Massachusetts through music, photography, video, interviews and history as a way to better understand our community. The focus is how religion is meaningful to people…

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America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century Part II

November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - May 10, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center At the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Copley Square
Boston, MA 02116-2813 United States
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Free

During the 19th century, the United States expanded dramatically westward. Immigrant settlers rapidly spread across the continent and transformed it, often through violent or deceptive means, from ancestral Native lands and borderlands teeming with diverse communities to landscapes that fueled the rise of industrialized cities. Historical maps, images and related objects tell the story of the sweeping changes made to the physical, cultural, and political landscape. Moving beyond the mythologized American frontier, this map exhibition explores the complexity of factors…

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Faith in a City: Exploring Religion in Somerville, Massachusetts

November 17, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Funded by Mass Humanities
The Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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Free – $5

"Faith in a City" is a project exploring religion in Somerville through music, photography, video, interviews and history as a way to better understand our community. The focus is how religion is meaningful to people across the City. The project includes concerts, talks, panel discussions and an exhibit. "Faith in a City" includes some congregations near Somerville where local residents go to worship. Many thanks to Keyzom Bhutti, Boston Japanese Christian Church, Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,…

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Beyond Jazz: A Gathering Place

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - March 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108-4620 United States
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$8 – $62

A new exhibit exploring how the African meeting House fortified Boston's 19th-century African American community by providing a space for cultural expression.

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