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Juneteenth Open House


Join us for an open house and a one-day display celebrating milestones on the road to the end of slavery. Featured items explore the 1783 abolition of slavery in Massachusetts; celebrations within the African American community in Boston of the ending of slavery in the British West Indies in 1833; Garrisonian protest banners; and a…
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United Tastes: The Making of the First American Cookbook


American Cookery (1796) by Amelia Simmons is known as the “first American cookbook”and has attracted an enthusiastic modern audience of historians, food journalists, and general readers. Yet until now American Cookery has not received the sustained scholarly attention it deserves. Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald’s United Tastes fills this gap by providing a detailed examination of…
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Massachusetts Leadership in the Women’s Suffrage Movement


Few are familiar with Massachusetts’s role at the center of the national struggle for woman suffrage. Lucy Stone and other Massachusetts abolitionists were some of the first figures who vocally opposed women’s exclusion from political life. Demanding the vote and other reforms, they launched the organized women’s movement at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention, held…
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Pronouns Fluency: A How-To Guide and Workshop


Back by popular demand: Summer Series 2018! Once a month, we will host LGBTQA-focused workshops for members of the Northeastern community. The first will be Pronouns Fluency: A How-To Guide and Workshop. When communicating in English, most of us use gendered pronouns to refer to others. How do we know when to use which ones and what do we…
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Women in the Law Conference


Join us for the 10th annual Women in the Law Conference on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at Northeastern University School of Law! Please click here to register online. Registration is required. NUSL’s annual Women in the Law Conference provides career guidance and professional development growth to women attorneys and other professionals at all stages of their careers, and brings together…
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Milk Milk Lemonade

04/26/2018 - 04/28/2018

Milk Milk Lemonade is a coming of age story based in the 80s which centers around a young man, Emory, as he explores how his sexuality interacts both with his environment and with the important people around him. The humorous cast ranges from Emory’s Nanna, an abrasive widow turned chicken farmer with traditional values to Emory’s…
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Shakespeare and Leadership: Gender & Power


Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), best known for its Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common, presents Shakespeare and Leadership, Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at New England Conservatory’s beautiful new Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre. Shakespeare and Leadership is a presentation of scenes from across Shakespeare’s works, performed by Boston’s best actors, and then used as prompts…
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Book Launch: National Jewish Book Award winner Francine Klagsbrun, “Lioness: Golda Meir & The Nation of Israel” in conversation with Dr. Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive


Join National Jewish Book Award winner Francine Klagsbrun, “Lioness: Golda Meir & The Nation of Israel” and Dr. Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive Thursday, April 26, 4:30 – 6:00 PM in the Mandel Reading Room Francine Klagsbrun will be at Brandeis to launch her National Jewish Book Award winning Lioness: Golda…
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Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the High School U.S. History Curriculum: A Conversation


This event is a part of The Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Featured speakers will include Wendy Bergeron of Winnacunnet High School, Marlin Kann of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Miriam Morgenstern of History UnErased, and Susan Geiger, a Primary Source. Victoria Cain of Northeastern University will moderate.