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Humanities Workshop Panel Discussion on Economic Inequality & Exhibition Launch




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Beginning Sunday, May 19, the Kennedy Institute will host an exhibition collaboratively created by a consortium of five local high schools that examines the pressing issue of economic inequality. The Humanities Workshop includes students from the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School, Boston Collegiate Charter School, Boston College High School, Boston Latin School, and Milton Academy.

The exhibition An Account of Boston: Local Stories of Economic Inequality will be on display in the Institute’s main lobby through Wednesday, May 29.

In conjunction with the the opening of the exhibition, a panel discussion on Sunday, May 19, will feature:

  • Andrea Campbell, President of the Boston City Council
  • Deborah Hughes, President and CEO of Brookview House
  • Ceasar McDowell, Professor of the Practice of Civic Design, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Celina Miranda, Executive Director of Hyde Park Square Task Force
  • Eli Pimentel, Chief of Staff of Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell
  • Matthew Stewart, Philosopher and Writer
  • Patricia Wen, Editor of the Spotlight Team at The Boston Globe — Moderator

The Humanities Workshop is a consortium of secondary schools in the Greater Boston area that explores pressing issues affecting our community through a humanist lens.

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