Proctor’s Ledge Dedication

The memorial recognizing the execution site of 1692 will be formally dedicated. Please plan to leave your car at Gallows Hill Park or, better yet, walk to the memorial.
12 noon at the Proctor’s Ledge Memorial on Pope Street, Salem

Tent Talk: The Changing Role of the Church in Society

Rev. Joseph M. Amico, M.Div., Pastor, Tabernacle Congregational Church, The Changing Role of the Church in Society

Our June series concludes with Rev. Amico. Please join us in October for another series of  of thought provoking speakers.

Tent Talk: How is the Commonwealth of Mass. Protecting Human Rights?

Hon. Paul Tucker, State Rep. 7th Essex District, How is the Commonwealth of Mass. Protecting Human Rights?

These approachable and relevant presentations by notable members of the community offer opportunities for visitors and residents alike to take a mid-day break for reflection and engagement. See the list of upcoming speakers:

June 29: Rev. Joseph M. Amico, M.Div., Pastor, Tabernacle Congregational Church, The Changing Role of the Church in Society

Tent Talk: The Relevance of the Salem Witch Trials in This Age of Conflict

Stacy Tilney, Director of Communications, Salem Witch Museum, The Relevance of the Salem Witch Trials in This Age of Conflict

These approachable and relevant presentations by notable members of the community offer opportunities for visitors and residents alike to take a mid-day break for reflection and engagement. See the list of upcoming speakers:

June 22: Hon. Paul Tucker, State Rep. 7th Essex District, How is the Commonwealth of Mass. Protecting Human Rights?

June 29: Rev. Joseph M. Amico, M.Div., Pastor, Tabernacle Congregational Church, The Changing Role of the Church in Society

25th Anniversary Celebration

The Salem Award Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration continues with the installation of our six-word memoir project, “Your six-words, Our one story,” along PEM’s Axelrod Walkway.

In addition, you’ll want to:

– Recognize our 2017 Rising Leaders
– Hear from Witch Pitch
– Dance with Greg Coles
– Spoken word performances from high schoolers
– Professionally guided tours of the Salem Witch Trials Memorial
– and a final opportunity to write your own six-word testimony of inclusion

To learn more about the six-word memoir visit: http://salemaward.org/six-word-memoir-project/Download the flier.

Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692

Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692 is an interdisciplinary symposium to be held on June 10, 2017 at Salem State University’s Central Campus. Organized and co-sponsored by the SSU History Department, the Salem Award Foundation, and the Essex National Heritage Area, the symposium will commemorate the 325th anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials with a program of presentations and panels on the evolving interpretation of the Trials, their cultural and local impact, their broader geographical and chronological context, and the challenges involved with teaching 1692. Dr. Kenneth Foote of the University of Connecticut, author of Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy, will deliver the keynote address.

 

 

Tent Talk: Salem: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Hon. Kim Driscoll, Mayor of Salem, Salem: Looking Back, Moving Forward

These approachable and relevant presentations by notable members of the community offer opportunities for visitors and residents alike to take a mid-day break for reflection and engagement. See the list of upcoming speakers:

June 15: Stacy Tilney, Director of Communications, Salem Witch Museum, The Relevance of the Salem Witch Trials in This Age of Conflict

June 22: Hon. Paul Tucker, State Rep. 7th Essex District, How is the Commonwealth of Mass. Protecting Human Rights?

June 29: Rev. Joseph M. Amico, M.Div., Pastor, Tabernacle Congregational Church, The Changing Role of the Church in Society

Tent Talk: Why Sanctuary Matters

Dr. Alexandra Piñeros Shields, Executive Director, Essex County Community Organization, Why Sanctuary Matters

These approachable and relevant presentations by notable members of the community offer opportunities for visitors and residents alike to take a mid-day break for reflection and engagement. See the list of upcoming speakers:

June 8: Hon. Kim Driscoll, Mayor of Salem, Salem: Looking Back, Moving Forward

June 15: Stacy Tilney, Director of Communications, Salem Witch Museum, The Relevance of the Salem Witch Trials in This Age of Conflict

June 22: Hon. Paul Tucker, State Rep. 7th Essex District, How is the Commonwealth of Mass. Protecting Human Rights?

June 29: Rev. Joseph M. Amico, M.Div., Pastor, Tabernacle Congregational Church, The Changing Role of the Church in Society

Five June Tent Talks at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial

Announcing Five Fascinating 15-Minute “Tent” Talks Drawing on the Lessons of the Salem Witch Trials

Thursdays in June at noon

SALEM, MA — Since 2014 the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice has organized free 15-minute “Tent” Talks at noon in the Salem Witch Trials Memorial off Charter Street.

These approachable and relevant presentations by notable members of the community offer opportunities for visitors and residents alike to take a mid-day break for reflection and engagement.

Please see complete schedule of June speakers below.

June 1:           Dr. Alexandra Piñeros Shields, Executive Director, Essex County Community Organization, Why Sanctuary Matters

June 8:           Hon. Kim Driscoll, Mayor of Salem, Salem: Looking Back, Moving Forward

June 15:         Stacy Tilney, Director of Communications, Salem Witch Museum, The Relevance of the Salem Witch Trials in This Age of Conflict

June 22:         Hon. Paul Tucker, State Rep. 7th Essex District, How is the Commonwealth of Mass. Protecting Human Rights?

June 29:         Rev. Joseph M. Amico, M.Div., Pastor, Tabernacle Congregational Church, The Changing Role of the Church in Society

IRISH YOU WERE HERE: MUSINGS AND MEMORIES OF AN AMERICAN EXPATRIATE IN ERIN By Anne Driscoll

Since 2013, Anne Driscoll has spent the better part of each year in Ireland. W from the beginning, she was charmed and beguiled by a country that loves stories, celebrates characters, and believes conversation is a currency more valuable than money.  Writer, educator, social activist and recipient of the 2016 Salem Award, Ms. Driscoll is back on the North Shore for a brief visit. She will stop by to share some of her favorite personal Irish experiences, including  rowing currachs down the Liffey, visiting 1200 year old monasteries and 12th century pubs, and even covering a traditional singles’ matchmaking festival for the Boston Globe. Hers is an Ireland you won’t read about in tour guides, and it’s one you won’t soon forget.
Hawthorne Hotel
5:30 and 7:30 showings
$15, reservations required. Please use email Culturecorner@gmail.com to reserve. if not possible then call or text  Jim McAllister at 978.979.5907.