Libraries Working Towards Social Justice

Libraries Working Towards Social Justice formed in 2020 to expand our programming efforts beyond our individual communities to achieve a more equitable, diverse and inclusive society.

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, Dracut, Groton, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Newton, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Pepperell, Reading, Tewksbury, Wayland, Westford, and Wilmington.

Upcoming events at other libraries:

Thursday, June 30, 6 p.m. – Diet for a Small Planet with Frances Moore Lappe

Can a recipe book change the world? Yes! find out how from world-renowned food expert Frances Moore Lappé. The 50th anniversary edition of Diet for a Small Planet shows us how plant-centered eating can help restore our damaged ecology, address the climate crisis, and move us toward real democracy. Book sale and signing will follow.

Thursday, June 30, 7pm via Zoom – LGBTQ+ Basics and Beyond
Participants leave this presentation with “up-to-date vocabulary, answers to frequently asked questions, and improved tools for allying with queer and transgender people.” Presented by OUT Metrowest, which builds communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive. Hosted by Wilmington Memorial Library in partnership with other libraries, including Memorial Hall Library.

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