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Libraries Working Towards Social Justice

The Nevins Library is proud to partner with seven local libraries to present a variety of virtual programs addressing topics related to social justice issues.

These thought-provoking lectures and discussions will help Merrimack Valley residents (and beyond) to think about and cordially address current events and troubling issues in today’s society. Patrons are welcome to sign up for any of these programs, no matter which community you live in (or if you live in none of the communities), anyone and everyone is welcome (you can sign up through the links on this page, or go to the individual libraries’ pages to sign up).

Partner Libraries: Andover, Burlington, Chelmsford, Groton, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Newton, North Andover, North Reading, Tewksbury, Westford, and Wilmington.

Upcoming events at other libraries:

Wednesday, April 7 @ 6pm — Social Justice Speaker Series: A Conversation with Patrisse Cullors

Join us for a moderated discussion as we hear directly from Patrisse Cullors, an artist, organizer, educator, and the Los Angeles native and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder of grassroots Los Angeles based organization Dignity and Power Now, and share questions from the community. Email questions to: LibraryInfo@cityoflawrence.com

Wednesday, April 14 @ 7pm — Courageous Conversations: What Positive Justice Looks Like

A virtual panel will discuss the programs and key elements of UTEC, a successful organization dedicated to helping young people ages 17-25 overcome the very real challenges of poverty, gang involvement, unemployment and cultural barriers pervasive in Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill.

Saturday, April 17 @ 6:30pm – Haverhill Reads Author Talk: Nic Stone

Join Ms. Stone as she discusses her work, her process, and takes a few questions.

Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.

Tuesday, April 20 @ 7pm – Virtual Social Justice Book Group: What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha on Zoom

This month we will be reading What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha. Print and/or audiobook copies will be available at the main library; you may pick up a copy in person, or by using our curbside pickup option. In addition the ebook version may be available on OverDrive.

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