February 12, 2021
Dear MWF Colleagues –

A key component of MWF’s mission is to ensure that we are creating opportunities to raise awareness and facilitate discussion on key topics affecting women in the Commonwealth and around the world. 

As part of that commitment during Black History Month, we are sharing a list of virtual programs occurring this month, both at the local and national level, recommended by the MWF Board of Directors. Whether you choose to attend some of these events or watch them independently, we hope you will find them interesting and thought-provoking. 

We also want to take the opportunity to tackle some of these topics within our own MWF member community. As we’ve said before, creating deeper connections and understanding is one of our goals for this year’s MWF programming. To that end, we will be kicking off our “Courageous Conversations” series in March. We will be sharing more detail on this shortly and look forward to your participation in this new series.  

As always, if you have any questions or thoughts, feel free to reach out to either of us or any MWF board member. In the meantime, we hope to “see” you at one of our upcoming events. 

Judy Habib, MWF President
Tara Levine, MWF Programming Committee Chair

Upcoming Programs and Events
Available All Month
Week of February 15th
Grounded: Black Professional Couples in Boston: A Film Presentation and Conversation
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Presented By: Eastern Bank

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Presented by: The Boston Public Library
Confronting Racial Injustice Series: Slavery, Wealth Creation, and Intergenerational Wealth
Date: Thursday, February 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Presented by: Northeastern University School of Law Criminal Justice Task Force, hosted by Massachusetts Historical Society

Nantucket Lecture Series: White Allies and Religious Tolerance: Quakerism Impact on Nantucket Island Slavery
Presented by Dr. Frances Karttunen, Museum of African American History
Date: February 18, 2021, 6:00 PM
Week of February 22nd
Anna Malaika Tubbs Book Talk
The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, & James Baldwin Shaped a Nation
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:00pm
Presented by the Boston Public Library and the Museum of African American History

A Reno Family Foundation Symposium Caste: An Evening with Isabel Wilkerson
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 7:00pm– 8:00pm
Presented by: Museum of Science, Boston
Boston.com Book Club Discussion: "Riot Baby"
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Presented By: The Boston Globe/Boston.com
City of Cambridge Black History Month Celebration with Acclaimed Authors Danielle Evans and Kim McLarin
Date: Thursday, February 25, 6:30pm
Presented by: City of Cambridge - City Manager’s Office, Mayor's Office, and Cambridge Public Library

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