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Join Facing History & Ourselves for a special community event celebrating Boston’s newest memorial, The Embrace. This memorial, dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, is located on Freedom Plaza where the names of local civil rights activists are honored. This convening will examine the myriad ways that monuments and memorials can help shape future generations’ understanding of history. Together we will explore how artists and communities make choices about what aspects of a particular history are told, and how monuments and memorials can inspire activism and justice.
The event will begin with a visit to The Embrace for those who wish to view it in person, before heading to the Boston Park Plaza for a conversation with Eve L. Ewing, L'Merchie Frazier, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and Michael Murphy.
When & Where
Monday, May 1, 2023
4:00 PM - Group visit to The Embrace
5:30 PM - Reception & Conversation at The Boston Park Plaza
The Embrace Memorial
139 Tremont St. Boston MA 02108
Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116-3912
Eve L. Ewing
Sociologist of Education and award-winning author
Executive Director of Creative/Strategic Planning for SPOKE Arts
Sarah Elizabeth Lewis
Associate Professor at Harvard University and Founder of Vision & Justice
Architect, Artist, & Educator
– Mass Design Public Memory and Memorials Lab
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