Program Highlights


  • "Sex(ism), Identity and Intimacy in a Porn Culture" by Gail Dines, award-winning sociologist, speaker and activist.
  • "The truth about getting sick in America" by Timothy Johnson ("Dr. Tim", well-known medical correspondent for ABC.
  •  "Promises and Lies:  The importance of dreaming beyond political scheming" by Charlene Smith, award-winning South African journalist and activist
  • "Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger", by Richard Wilkinson, British social epidemiologist, author and advocate.
  •  "Exxon Valdez to BP Disaster: Changing the Endgame", by Rikki Ott, activist.
  •  "Escape from Slavery", by Francis Bok, former slave, abolitionist and author.
  • "The Future of Movies" by Ty Burr, Boston Globe film critic
  • "Journalism during times of war: Covering the Syrian Conflict." by  Nabih Bulos, journalist with Los Angeles Times
  • "Transgender" by Chris Miller, from the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Music, Spoken Word and Theatre

  • "Music and Social Change. Woodie Guthrie's legacy" – an interactive concert with award-winning folk musician and song-writer Alastair Moock 
  • Spoken word artist Christopher Johnson
  • "Marx in Soho"  One-man play, looking at contemporary society through the eyes of Marx performed by Bob Weick
  •  "And Still we Rise". Collaborative theater project dedicated to healing, public awareness, and social change through empowering the voices of formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones.

Panels and forums

  • "Conversations about Trayvon Martin and Stand Your Ground Laws."  Faculty and Student panel
  • "Social Justice Forum: Setting Priorities for your Generation" Workshop with students, led by Dorcas Gilmore from NAACP and LeLaina Romero.
  • "It's all different yet it's not different at all". Intergenerational Women's History Month panel, panelists Callie Crossley, and members of the Lasell and Village community.


  • To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America".
  • "The Ghost Army" Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Rick Beyer.
  • "Daughters and Sons. Preventing Child Trafficking in the Golden Triangle". Screened and discussed by Patricia Zinkowski (Friends of Thai Daughters)
  • "Who Does She Think She Is?"

Voter registration and absentee ballot project  - 700 students registered to vote.

Faculty Profile

Tessa LeRoux, Ph.DProfessor of Sociology; Director of Nancy Lawson Donahue ’49 Institute for Values and Public Life; Book Review Editor for Journal of Family Theory and ReviewTessa Leroux's main scholarly work is in the field of gender and family studies. She has published articles in the area of gender role socialization, teenage pregnancy and single parenthood, domestic work and migration, and family ideology.  

News Highlight

Lasell College Students Part of Trial Program to Offer TV Content via Devices  Thursday, August 21, 2014Lasell College is one of a handful of colleges participating in a trial of Xfinity On Campus that lets students watch live TV and On Demand programming across devices. The program begins this fall semester.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium