Thursdays in October at Noon: “Tent Talks” Drawing on the Lessons of the Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice has again organized free, 15-minute “Tent Talks” Thursdays at noon in the Salem Witch Trials Memorial off Charter Street. Prominent area leaders will talk about issues of the day, about historical issues, and about societal questions. All are welcome to take a mid-day break, listen, and reflect.

Schedule for October is

5 October: “Commemorating Proctor’s Ledge, the Execution Site of the Salem Witch Trials” by Emerson “Tad” Baker, Interim Dean of the Schools of Graduate and Continuing Education, Salem State University.

12 October: “Leveling the Playing Fields for Low Income and First Generation Students” by Linda Saris, Executive Director, LEAP for Education

19 October: “Salem State’s Sense of Place” by John Keenan, President, Salem State University

26 October: “Does Art Create Social Change?” by Austen Barron Bailly, George Putnam Curator of American Art, Peabody Essex Museum