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: HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/83085228831 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.
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.
Edie Meidav is the author of the prose collection Kingdom of the Young, and novels including Lola, California, 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.