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Chat & Chowder | Dying by the SwordBoston, Free
Mon, April 22, 2024  -  Mon, April 22, 2024   
Join us for this installment of our popular Chat & Chowder series, featuring Sidita Kushi and Monica Duffy Toft to discuss their book, Dying by the Sword: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy.
Expanding the Franchise: Under-18 Voting RightsBoston, Free
Wed, April 24, 2024  -  Wed, April 24, 2024   
Join us on April 24 at Old South Meeting House to debate extending voting rights to under-18s. Explore youth empowerment, maturity in decision-making, and legal implications with expert panelists. Admission is free.
Discovery Museum Speaker Series Event: How Art Can Inspire Civic Engagement in KVirtual/Online, Free
Thu, April 25, 2024  -  Thu, April 25, 2024   
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum for families that blends science, nature, and play. Advance reservations are required to visit the museum. Visit discoveryacton.org to learn more.
A Legacy of the Ocean: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Ocean ProtectiBoston, Free
Thu, April 25, 2024  -  Thu, April 25, 2024   
This lecture with renowned explorer and filmmaker Philippe Cousteau will examine the evolution of the ocean conservation movement and explore how new strategies can shift our thinking about safeguarding our blue planet.
Old North Church & Historic Site Presents From Queer Puritans to Marriage EqualiVirtual/Online, Free
Thu, April 25, 2024  -  Thu, April 25, 2024   
Digital Speaker Series Continues Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Join historian and author Russ Lopez to learn about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in Massachusetts and the Commonwealth's revolution to marriage equality.
Great Decisions with Wendy Cutler | US-China Trade RivalryBoston
Mon, April 29, 2024  -  Mon, April 29, 2024   
Join us for a timely discussion of the US - China trade rivalry with Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute, Washington D.C. office.
Chat & Chowder | Spies: The Epic Intelligence War between East and WestBoston, Free
Thu, May 2, 2024  -  Thu, May 2, 2024   
Join us for this installment of Chat & Chowder, featuring Calder Walton to discuss his new book, Spies: The Epic Intelligence War between East and West.
Threads of History: Martha Washington and the Lives of Eighteenth-Century WomenBoston, Free
Tue, May 7, 2024  -  Tue, May 7, 2024   
Join Revolutionary Spaces on Tuesday, April 7 for Threads of History: Martha Washington and the Lives of Eighteenth-Century Women, a free panel discussion on how women’s socioeconomic status was reflected in their clothing and textiles.
The Science of “Good Enough” Relationships: Trusting and Developing Our CapacityActon, Free
Wed, May 22, 2024  -  Wed, May 22, 2024   
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum for families that blends science, nature, and play. Advance reservations are required to visit the museum. Visit discoveryacton.org to learn more.
Great Decisions | NATO's FutureBoston, Free
Mon, June 3, 2024  -  Mon, June 3, 2024   
Join us for a discussion on NATO's Future with Dr. Sonja Kreibich, Consul General of Germany and Mustafa Soykurt, Consul General of France. The program will feature a Q&A, expert discussion, and time for networking.
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