May 01, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
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 Michael Murphy, architect, artist, educator, and writer, and other featured guests.
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
– Mass Design Public Memory and Memorials Lab