Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

The cost of racism

Economic and social policy expert Heather McGhee, author of the best-selling book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, will present a Lowell Humanities Series Lecture on October 26 at 7 p.m. in … Continue reading

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Ocean Vuong

The Lowell Humanities Series will host best-selling writer Ocean Vuong on October 19 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Vuong’s latest work is Time is a Mother, deeply intimate poetry collection in which Vuong searches for life among … Continue reading

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Why Structural Racism Persists

Legal scholar Natsu Taylor Saito will talk about her book Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists on October 6 at 7 p.m. in Gasson, room 100. Saito is Regents’ Professor Emerita at Georgia State University’s College … Continue reading

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Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman

A conversation with Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman will take place September 28 at 7 p.m. in Robsham Theater*. Mouly and Spiegelman co-founded the groundbreaking comics anthology Raw. Together they also edited the New York Times-bestselling Little Lit series and the TOON Treasury … Continue reading

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Ada Limón

Ada Limón will give a reading from her acclaimed poetry collection, The Carrying, on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. The Carrying won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and was named one of … Continue reading

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Kevin Barry

Award-winning writer Kevin Barry will give a lecture on the influence of place, dialect, and hauntedness in his fiction on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Barry is the author of the novels City of Bohane, Beatlebone, and Night … Continue reading

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Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code 

Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies and founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab at Princeton University, investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity, … Continue reading

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Claudia Rankine @ BC

During a two-day residency at Boston College, award-winning poet Claudia Rankine, one of America’s premier thinkers on race and interiority, met with students and faculty and shared an intimate look at the experience of racism. She read from her book, … Continue reading

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Poet Claudia Rankine

The Lowell Humanities Series presents award-winning poet Claudia Rankine who will give a reading from her poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric, followed by an audience Q&A, at a webinar on Mar. 2 at 7.p.m. Citizen: An American Lyric recounts … Continue reading

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Saslow on white nationalism

Eli Saslow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with The Washington Post, will give a lecture on his book, Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. His presentation will be in webinar … Continue reading

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