Public Programs

Boston Civic Leaders Summit 2019

Boston Civic Leaders 2019

The Boston Civic Leaders Summit , presented by Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell, will draw approximately 400 civic leaders from across Boston’s neighborhoods at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute and the JFK Presidential Library & Museum on Saturday, November 23 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Summit has been designed in partnership with resident leaders from across the city in order to:

• Elevate and appreciate civic leaders in our city and the efforts that they are undertaking in civic associations,

• Cultivate connections between leaders from across the city,

• Equip civic leaders with essential skills and knowledge to effectively tackle the challenges faced by civic groups,

• Seed new efforts to extend the reach and impact of resident-led change-making.

The Summit includes energizing large group sessions, facilitated table talks, skill-building workshops, and in-depth practice-based breakouts. The program will feature a diverse group of speakers and workshop leaders from Boston and beyond, with a keynote address from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7).

The event is free to all current and aspiring resident leaders of civic associations in Boston. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as capacity is limited. At registration, you will be invited to indicate which workshop sessions you are more interested in attending.

Additional Resources

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    Join City Awake, in partnership with the Kennedy Institute, for a timely discussion with Martin Luther King, III on the importance of civic engagement, empowerment, and how it is imperative that we all vote in the upcoming election, especially the next generation.

  • Getting to the Point with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

    Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Stephen Breyer will participate in a moderated conversation with Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”, about the vital role the Supreme Court plays in providing checks and balances on the federal government, the importance of nominations to the bench and how elections impact these decisions, and the recent rulings of the court.

  • 2020 MAAH Stone Book Award

    Join the Museum of African American History, the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for the 2020 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event. Now in its third year, the Award is an annual prize that encourages scholarship and writing within the field of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize and two $5,000 finalist prizes for exceptional adult non-fiction books written in a literary style.