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Salem for All Ages

Levesque Community Life Center Speaker Series

Please review the available slots below for our upcoming events and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

All events will take place live in the Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center at 401 Bridge Street in Salem, MA. The Levesque Community Life Center adheres to all of the Salem Board of Health’s requirements regarding COVID. Masks must be worn in all public buildings at all times, and social distancing must be maintained.  While no food will be allowed, water will be available.

Admission is free but please register in advance to ensure social distancing.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Jim McAllister, well-known local historian, author, and teacher, on Salem’s “Unsung Heroes.” While they may not be household names, each of the Salem residents whose stories Jim will tell has made important contributions in their chosen fields, whether that be science, art, industry, literature, horticulture, politics, or philanthropy. Join him as he shines a spotlight on a host of deserving Salemites.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Our city’s literary landscape has been transformed by the arrival of nationally prominent writers Richard Hoffman, winner of the 2018 Massachusetts Book Award, and Kathi Aguero, whose new book of poems, World Happiness Index, is due out shortly. Come welcome this dynamic couple to Salem and enjoy their poetry. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Gwen Rosemond, professor, writer, storyteller, performer, human rights advocate. Salem’s African-American community has a history that’s as fascinating as it is long-standing. Our newest city parks are named for Charlotte Forten and for the Remond family. Hear Gwen recount their stories- and other facets of Salem’s often-overlooked history.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m
We are pleased to introduce Lucas J. Miller, Salem's newly appointed Chief of Police, who, in the light of the national discussion on policing and violence, will discuss our department's use of force policy. According to Miller, a Massachusetts native who served for thirty years on the New York police force, “We need not be afraid of scrutiny." Come find out why.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
An Evening of Storytelling. Three well-known Salemites will share their experiences making a home and a forging a career in our city:

Dr. Liz Bradt, veterinarian, outdoor enthusiast, sometimes candidate, and all-time local activist

William Legault, born in Salem, a veteran, former City Councilor, currently runs the Salem Digest social media group.

Senator Joan Lovely, lawyer, 15 years on the Salem City Council, fifth term as state senator and longtime Salem resident. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
What’s going on these days at “Salem Hospital”? Dr. David J. Roberts, on staff with the institution (formerly known as the North Shore Medical Center) since 1991, first as Chair of Cardiology, then as Chair of Medicine, and now as President, will provide an update on this Salem landmark, including its alignment with MGH/Brigham and its renovation and construction plans to better serve the community.

 

Created by:   Ashley Preston O'Toole
 
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Salem's Unsung Heroes with Jim McAllister (50)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:00pm-8:00pm

 
41 of 50 slots filled

The Poetry of Richard Hoffman and Kathi Aguero (50)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 7:00pm-8:00pm

 
12 of 50 slots filled

Salem's African-American History with Gwen Rosemond (50)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:00pm-8:00pm

 
27 of 50 slots filled

We Need not be Afraid of Scrutiny with Chief Lucas J. Miller (50)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:00pm-8:00pm

 
25 of 50 slots filled

An Evening of Storytelling with Dr. Liz Bradt, William Legault, and Senator Joan Lovely (50)

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 7:00pm-8:00pm

 
26 of 50 slots filled

What's going on at Salem Hospital? With Dr. David J. Roberts (50)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:00pm-8:00pm

 
24 of 50 slots filled
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