Monday, Aug 24, 2020 6:00p -
Boston, MA 02110
Art, History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
Black Lives Matter has ignited public conversation about racial equity and justice. Public monuments have become lightning rods as people take issue with the messages some convey about who we are as a nation and a people.
As calls for the removal of public monuments intensify, what questions should we be asking of ourselves? What impact will today’s decisions have on our national memory, identity, and drive to shape a more just and equitable way forward?
Join us for this timely, virtual conversation on August 24 at 6:00pm. Please register (https://bit.ly/2YldN9g
) or watch this event on Facebook Live @friendsofthepublicgarden. This is a free event
Associate Professor Emerita of American Art at University of Maryland and Visiting Professor, Brown University.
David W. Blight
Historian and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University.
Karen Holmes Ward
Moderator, WCVB Director of Public Affairs and Host of “CityLine.”
Superintendent, National Parks of Boston
Sponsored by the Partnership to Renew the Shaw 54th Memorial. For more information visit the restoration homepage: https://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/shaw54th/