The upcoming events and dates below are opportunities for all of us to recognize and remember those who speak out and take action to alleviate discrimination, promote tolerance, and achieve justice for victims of
Salem as a Safer Child Community Symposium Revisit
Two days after the Boston Marathon bombings last April, over 100 members from the local and university community came together to explore how we can work together to make Salem a safer community for our children. The results indicated that this was a high priority, and many good ideas were presented. It's time to have another conversation about this--to see how we can move forward the issue of child and youth safety in Salem.
9:00 am-12:00 pm at Salem State University, Marsh Hall 210
Free and open to the public.
Presented by Salem State University Center for Child and Youth Studies.
November 7 Boston Shapes the
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Salem Athenĉum welcomes John Stauffer to give its annual Adams Lecture.
Stauffer, chair of the History of American Civilization program at Harvard University, uncovered an important contribution to the Emancipation Proclamation made by three very different Bostonians who united around the cause of allowing blacks to serve in the Union Army.
Stauffer will explain why the final Proclamation was so significant when it came out and why it remains significant in this country's collective memory. Learn more or reserve tickets.
7:30 pm at First Church in Salem, 316 Essex St., Salem
Tickets: members, $25; non-members, $30; students with ID, $5
Presented by The Salem Athenĉum.
November Dates to Remember
Native American Heritage Month
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What began at the turn of the 20th century as an effort to recognize the first Americans' contributions to the United States, has evolved into a heritage month.
In 1915, the annual Congress of the American Indian Association met in Lawrence, KS and formally approved a
plan concerning "American Indian Day." Over the decades, many states adopted "American Indian Day," but the idea did not gain national attention until the 1990s.
President George H. W. Bush approved
the joint resolution making November 1990 "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations under various names have been issued annually since 1994. Learn more.
President Obama's 2013 proclamation of National Native American Heritage Month expresses the far-reaching influence of these peoples on the United States. Read the proclamation.
November 16 Day for Tolerance
November 19 150th anniversary of The Gettysburg Address
On its 50th anniversary, 16 November 1995, UNESCO's member states adopted a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. This Declaration affirms that tolerance is respect and appreciation of the rich variety of our world's cultures, our forms of expression, and ways of being human. Tolerance recognizes the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. It is not only a moral duty, but also as a political and legal requirement for individuals, groups and States.
November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln was preceded by the famed orator Edward Everett, who spoke to the crowd for two hours. Lincoln followed with his now immortal Gettysburg Address, a 273-word speech in which he invoked the principles of human equality and offered America, "a new birth of freedom." Learn more.
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