Talks, Lectures and Forums

  • November 20, 2016 Boston, We Have a Problem

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh set city residents on a new path to reconciliation yesterday, when he acknowledged that “Boston has a racism problem” while standing on the stage of the Cutler Majestic Th...

  • November 08, 2016 A Moment to Reflect on Obama's Presidency

    With just hours left b...

  • July 17, 2016 Organizing Against Systemic Racism in Boston

    When another black man is shot by police, or the headmaster of a prestigious Boston school resigns, the ugly issue of racism makes it back into the news headlines. But most people of color will tell y...

  • July 10, 2016 How Do We Want To Confront Violence?

    While we all felt anger and remorse for yet more victims of shootings across the U.S. last week, some of us also did a double-take when we heard Dallas police implemented their department's robot to d...

  • July 04, 2016 Never Forget: Elie Wiesel's Legacy of Remembrance

    Elie Wiesel was a teen boy caught up occupied Hungary during WW II when his family was decimated by the Nazis. In the concentration camp where he remained, Wiesel watched unspeakable horrors, and he v...

  • June 26, 2016 New Ideas for Boston Harbor

    The Harbor has been the soul of Boston from the city's earliest days. It's a hub of commerce, a destination for tourists, and the place tea was spilled to launch 13 colonies into revolution. Any fishe...

  • June 19, 2016 In Their Own Words: Three Authors

    It's Father's Day! Forget about running out for a last-minute gift. Send Dad this email so he can kick back in the hammock or his favorite chair and settle down with a good author talk.

  • June 05, 2016 Come Together to Rethink Public Safety

    Bad things are going to happen, and Americans are too often distracted from finding the best solutions for safety risks at home or abroad. To achieve better public safety requires all of us to partici...

  • May 30, 2016 What's Fair? Unchecked Prosecution, Income Inequality and Media Bias

    Checks and balances are everything to maintaining a democratic society. In our criminal justice system, investigative reporters have found a lack of accountability among prosecutors. In our economy, e...

  • May 22, 2016 Wisdom for New Grads

    Congratulations to students (and parents) marking a graduation milestone this week. You did it! You're ready for Life. As you start out, consider the themes from the authors in the videos below. They ...