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September 4, 2019

Innovative education leader to headline launch of new Edward M. Kennedy Institute program series on September 10

The Stone Social Impact Forum will highlight those who tackle inequality, advance social change, and inspire civic action

BOSTON - On Tuesday, September 10, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will host the inaugural Stone Social Impact Forum, a new program series that highlights leaders who advance social change and innovatively address areas of inequality in society. The Stone Social Impact Forum will be an annual event held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; it is made possible through the generosity of the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation. The forum is free and open to the public.

The Stone Social Impact Forum event will debut with innovative education leader Geoffrey Canada, founder and president of Harlem Children’s Zone. Mr. Canada will deliver a keynote address sharing the journey of growth for Harlem Children’s Zone, and how equal access to a quality education is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy. Canada will also participate in a conversation around his theory of change, the importance of youth engagement, and his vision for how each person can positively contribute to their communities and civic life.

WHO:
Geoffrey Canada, founder and president of Harlem Children’s Zone
Carrie Jung, Senior Education Reporter, Edify Desk at WBUR

WHAT:
Stone Social Impact Forum                                       

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate     Columbia Point 210 Morrissey Boulevard On the UMass Boston campus Boston, MA

The program’s livestream can be accessed here.
This event is OPEN PRESS. RSVP to press@emkinstitute.org.

About the Edward M. Kennedy Institute
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is a nonprofit organization in Boston envisioned by the late Senator Ted Kennedy; it is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in government, encouraging civic participation, and invigorating civil discourse. Through exhibits, interactive educational offerings, and topical programs, the Institute engages students and visitors in a conversation about the critical role each person plays in our democracy and in our society. Learn more via emkinstitute.org.

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