Presidential Speaker Series at Lasell College–Upcoming Dates

Check out the following events as part of the Presidential Speaker Series at Lasell College:

  • Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30pm: Jim McGovern, Refugee Crisis & Social Justice, Hamel Visitor Center
  • Thursday, March 24 at 6:30pm: Joe Kennedy, National Policies on Education, Location TBD
  • Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30pm: Dan Ruben, Climate Change & Environmental Policy, Hamel Visitor Center
  • Wednesday April 27 at 6:30pm: Jim Stock, Ensuring Economic Growth, Lasell Village Ballroom

For more information on each of these informative events, please visit

LWVMA’s Day on the Hill is this Tuesday!

LWVMA’s Day on the Hill, on Tuesday, February 9th, is a chance to listen and discuss what the state League is working on, and to meet our state legislators.  If you are planning to attend, please contact for specifics about registering and meeting times and places.  We will be meeting with representatives from our state legislators over lunch, so be sure to let us know you are coming!  Contact us at if you can join us.

A Conversation about the Charter Commission, sponsored by FAS, on February 23

FAS (Friends of Austin Street) has invited two Charter Commission members, Rhanna Kidwell and Christopher Steele, to meet with FAS members to review the mandate of the Charter Commission and discuss the issues.  Join us on February 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Union Church in Waban (14 Collins Road).  Please RSVP to and we will see you there!

Film Screening on February 29: Merchants of Doubt

The Newton Free Library, Green Newton and the Interfaith Power & Light are sponsoring a screening of the Merchants of Doubt, based on the book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.  The movie will be shown on Monday, February 29, at 7 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library.  For more information, go to Newton Free Library

Meet Our Muslim Neighbors: A Community Conversation Sponsored by LWV of Waltham

LWV of Waltham, in sponsorship with the Center for Community Engagement, is hosting a community conversation with neighbors and local experts on Islam on Sunday, February 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Government Center Auditorium (119 School Street, Waltham.)

Guests will include:

  • Celene Ibrahim, Islamic Studies Scholar-In-Residence and Co-Director of the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education at Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School
  • Abdul Cader Asmal, MD, Past President of the Islamic Council of New England
  • Reverend Manish Mishra-Marzetti, First Parish in Lincoln
  • John Robbins, Ph.D., Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations

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