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Nationalism: Here, There, and Everywhere?

March 13, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Boston Athenaeum, 10 ½ Beacon St
Boston,MA02108United States

The President of the United States declared himself a nationalist and joined an increasing number of far-right leaders in Russia, Germany, Brazil, and Turkey. For the last two decades, the focus of cooperation and globalization has helped grow economies and bring prosperity to most, but clearly not all. As countries start to build diplomatic barriers against each other, decades-old global relationships are dissolving and across the world power is shifting toward isolationism and new allegiances are being formed. Join us…

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Cannabis 101: Molecules, Markets, … Mayhem?

April 24, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
HI Boston, 19 Stuart Street
Boston,MA02116United States

In 2016, Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana. We wanted laws that empower disenfranchised communities and grow a healthy stream of taxes. But not all of our dreams came true. Now that stores are opening, many of us are wondering about weed… What are cannabinoids and terpenes? Why are stores taking so long to open? Is it really legal? Why is my mom using it? How do I open a pot shop? What about driver safety? What about the environment?…

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Exploring America's Gun Culture

Exploring America’s Gun Culture

May 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Beacon Hill Friends House, 6 Chestnut Street
Boston,MA02108United States

A quick glance at headlines is enough to tell us that America's relationship with guns is different from the rest of the world. Although gun laws and lobbyists are only pieces of a much larger puzzle, when assembled, it's clear we have a problem with reconciling the 2nd Amendment and gun violence. What are we overlooking? Let's take a closer look at gun culture from a sociological perspective to hopefully answer some of these questions: - Why do some Americans…

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Ask MA's Director of Remote Learning about PreK-12 remote education and issues of equity during COVID. Register   About this Event Remote learning has initiated difficult and important conversations about access, opportunity and existing inequities within the Massachusetts education system. And you probably have questions about how the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is rising to the challenge at this crucial moment. Join us for an intimate conversation with our guest expert Jackie Gantzer to discuss how Massachusetts…

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