https://bit.ly/3utGq5a Online event
40 Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
On Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m., join Joseph Nevins, Suren Moodliar, and Eleni Macrakis -- authors of A People's Guide To Greater Boston -- to learn about the well-known and little-known significant places and people in our area involved in movements to abolish slavery; to end war and militarism; to achieve Native sovereignty, racial equity, gender justice, and sexual liberation; and to secure workers' right. The Boston Globe praises their work: "It's a timely, intelligent and necessary guide, one that deepens our understanding of where we live now and reminds us of the power that regular citizens have to work against powers and systems that are, now as then, in urgent need of change." WGBH also recognized the book's importance: "Think you know all about Boston? Think again. Three local co-authors comb through centuries of Greater Boston's history to discover untold stories from underrepresented communities. Not your average guidebook."
Joseph Nevins was born and raised in the Dorchester section of Boston and is Professor of Geography at Vassar College. His books include A Not-so-distant Horror: Mass Violence in East Timor; Dying to Live: A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid; and Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond: The War on "Illegals" and the Remaking of the USMexico Boundary. Suren Moodliar, a resident of Chelsea, Massachusetts, is both coordinator of encuentro5, a movement building space in Downtown Boston, and editor of the journal Socialism and Democracy. He coedited Noam Chomsky’s Internationalism or Extinction. He completed an MA in Political Science and African Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Eleni Macrakis grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and now works in the field of affordable housing development in the Greater Boston area. She holds a Master in Urban Planning from Harvard University.
Please note that capacity for this event will be limited and masks are recommended. Doors will open 15 minutes before the start of the program.
This event will be simultaneously live broadcast on QATV channel 9 and can be viewed on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/ThomasCranePublicLibrary
Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.