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Donahue Institute Director to Moderate Civil Rights Panel at Historic Newton Event

February 25, 2016

Professor Jesse Tauriac, Director of the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, will moderate a panel exploring civil rights activism at an event hosted by Historic Newton. The event takes place March 3.

The panel discussion on Abolition to 21st Century Activism, sponsored by Historic Newton, will take place at 7 pm at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Ave., Newton.

Tauriac will moderate the discussion as it explores the role of activism in American life and the challenges of calling for social change in any era. Members of the panel include Horace Seldon, an expert in William Lloyd Garrison and the abolition movement; Cedrick-Michael Simmons of the Eradicate Boston College Racism group; and Naya Stevens of the Ford Hall 2015 group that staged a sit-in of an administrative building at Brandeis University last fall.

The discussion continues Historic Newton's series of programs centered around the theme of civil rights as part of the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" series. The series is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.