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Events for Wednesday February 17, 2021

Good Grief Webinar: Empowering BIPOC Students in a Time of Grief and Loss

Wednesday February 17, 2021
3:00 PM

At Good Grief, we understand that COVID-19 is presenting educators with many challenges including working remotely, juggling work and family life, supporting the educational and emotional needs of students, and experiencing grief and loss. In response, we are providing the education community with support and resources for personal and professional growth. In this webinar, Kimme Carlos will share strategies for supporting BIPOC students in this time of grief and loss.

Recognizing that grief may look and feel different for BIPOC students and their families, we will explore the different types of loss in urban and marginalized communities and discuss ways to empower students and communities with healing and recovery tools.

The webinar series will be hosted by Jesse Bassett, Good Grief’s Director of Education. All teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators, and other faculty within the K-12 setting are invited to attend. Please share with your colleagues and friends, and sign up today!

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Black History Month: Famous Inventors

Wednesday February 17, 2021
6:00 PM

Miss Susan will tell you about famous people and their patents/contributions. Learn who discovered the traffic light, who was responsible for changing blood to blood plasma, who created safety gates at the approaches of bridges, plus many other inventors! Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting.

You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. CONTACT: MCLS Staff hopeprogs@mcl.org

Harriet Hemmings and the Pursuit of Happiness – The Story of Thomas Jefferson’s Enslaved Daughter, Somerset County Library

Wednesday February 17, 2021
7:00 PM

Harriet Hemings was the second of Sally Hemings’s four surviving children. Sometime in 1822 she left Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, boarded a stagecoach bound for Philadelphia, and all but disappeared from the historical record. More than fifty years later, her brother, Madison Hemings, publicly told the family story of his parents, Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, and of his three siblings.

Presented by: Catherine Kerrison who is a Professor of History at Villanova University, where she teaches courses in Colonial and Revolutionary America and women’s and gender history. She holds a Ph.D. in American history from the College of William and Mary.

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NJ Government & Politics: What You Want & Need to Know, Lawrence League of Women Voters

Wednesday February 17, 2021
7:00 PM

Are you concerned about public issues in New Jersey? Fair elections, safe water, affordable housing, school taxes, police funding, rules for the sale of cannabis? Have you ever considered running for public office? The non-partisan Lawrence League of Women Voters invites the public to attend a special online public program on Wednesday, February 17, from 7 to 8 PM. "NJ Government & Politics: What You Want & Need to Know" features guest speaker Ingrid Reed, a major player promoting transparency in New Jersey politics.

In the Q&A portion of the program, Ingrid Reed will respond to pre-submitted questions. The public can go LWVofLawrence@gmail.com to submit questions by February 7. Online link and live-streaming options will be posted on the Lawrence LWV website at www.LWVLT.org.

Benefit Evening, People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos

Wednesday February 17, 2021
7:00 PM

Danielle Allen, professor and director of Harvard’s Edmond J.Safra Center for Ethics, and David Kidd, project director of Humanities and Liberal Arts Assessment at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero and the chief assessment scientist for the Democratic Knowledge Project at the Safra Center, discuss “Seeds of Transformation: Reinvigorating Civic Education for the Nation.” Via Zoom. Register. $75 and up.

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