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September 13, 2019

The Stone Social Impact Forum debuts

New series debuted at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in September

By Gina Perille

New in 2019, the Stone Social Impact Forum is an annual series that features bold civic change agents who demonstrate the various pathways to tackle inequality, advance social change, and inspire all people to be civically active.

Geoffrey Canada, founder and president of Harlem Children’s Zone, was the inaugural series speaker. Mr. Canada shared the journey of Harlem Children’s Zone, his theory of change, and the courage, persistence, and commitment it takes to transform and invigorate a community where young people can thrive. He delivered a keynote address; joined a conversation with Carrie Jung, Senior Education Reporter for WBUR’s Edify Desk; and fielded audience questions.

Watch the event video and learn more.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, civic education organization in Boston envisioned by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Through a range of exhibits, interactive educational offerings, and topical programs, the Institute engages students and visitors in a conversation about the essential role each person plays in our democracy and in our society.