February 16, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Offered via ZOOM by the Callahan Center - For ages 55+
FOR AGES 55+ -- Frederick Douglass was a visionary—a prophet who could see a better future that lay just beyond reach. His talents were nothing short of extraordinary and he put his exceptional gifts to use in the service of freedom, driving American slavery into the grave. After the carnage of the Civil War, he played a central role in the re-founding of American Republic and spent decades afterwards defending and perfecting it. In this talk, we’ll explore this many-sided man’s life and consider his impact upon our modern struggle to advance the cause of black freedom in the US,
Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home which was shortlisted for the 2020 George Washington Prize and the 2020 Harriet Tubman Prize.
To register for the Zoom code, please call the Callahan Center: 508-532-5980, ext. 0.
February 16, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Join the Framingham Public Library, guest host Dr. Maytha Alhassen of Al-Jazeera’s The Stream and the Young Turks, and guest speaker Bakari Kitwana, Hip-Hop author and activist, for "The Evolution of Hip-Hop Politics" on February 16 at 7pm online via Zoom.
A contributor to the newly released anthology 400 Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 (edited by Dr. Ibram Kendi and Dr. Keisha Blain), Bakari Kitwana will discuss his essay, “The Convergence of Civil Rights/ Black Power and Hip-Hop 1984-1989.” In it, he documents the evolution of Black political thought from the Baby Boom generation to the Hip-Hop generation.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on February 16.
February 16, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Via Zoom
Dr. Pablo Hernandez, CMO, and Paula Kaminow, Vice President, Operations-Framingham, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center and Sowmya Viswanathan, Chief Medical Officer, MetroWest Medical Center will join Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer to discuss building trust of the COVID-19 vaccine among underrepresented communities. Attendees will be able to pose questions during the hour via Zoom's Chat function. If you cannot attend and have questions, please email email@example.com with the subject line: Feb. 16 Community Hour. A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend.