Category Archives: Lecture

Community Forum: Gun Violence Prevention in Newton 

June 1 Community Forum: 

Gun Violence Prevention in Newton 

*Thursday, June 1 (6:00-7:00 pm) June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. Join Newton Police, Newton Health & Human Services, and the Newton Gun Violence Prevention Collaborative on a Zoom webinar to learn about strategies to keep kids safe, store guns safely, and explore the ways that red flag laws can protect our friends, family, and community. Register at or for more info:

Disrupting Implicit Bias Presentation

SEPAC is co-hosting an event with the Newton PTOC (Parent Teacher Organization
Council), FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice), and ELPAC (English Learners Parent
Advisory Council). The event will be held at the Angier Elementary School cafeteria for those who are
able to attend in-person 7:30-9pm and over Zoom: 
MEETING ID: 830 8522 8831

We’ll first hear a presentation from Dr. Tessa Charlesworth, a researcher at Harvard who studies how
and why beliefs and attitudes about different social groups can change. Her presentation will
provide an overview of bias in society with respect to various social groups and explore what
research tells us are the best interventions to shift the biases of a society, organization, and
individual. Q&A and then a community discussion to follow.

UMass Amherst Speaker Series

Come join us for an interactive conversation with

Edie Meidav, Professor of English, UMass Amherst

Meidav will read from Another Love Discourse, her highly acclaimed lyric novel about the play of grief, empathy, new and old love, and the quest to overcome blindness in human relations. Following the reading, Meidav will sign copies of the book. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 4:00-5:30 PM

Shaw Hall, Mount Ida Campus 

Free and open to the public

RSVP: 617-243-1119;

Registration Link:  RSVP:

To join a pre-event book club, contact Jenny Reynolds (

To purchase a copy, contact Amherst Books (; 413-256-1547).

Edie Meidav is the author of the prose collection Kingdom of the Young, and novels including LolaCalifornia, and Crawl Space. Her previous work has been recognized by the Bard Fiction Prize and the Kafka Prize, as well as support from the Fulbright Program, the Howard Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation. A senior editor at the journal Conjunctions, she is a professor in the MFA program for Poets and Writers at UMass Amherst.