This Month in Human Rights
and Social Justice
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
social injustice. 


June News and Events    


June 10  Bridget Bishop

This date marks the execution of the first victim of the Salem Witch Trials, Bridget Bishop. A brief ceremony marking this tragedy will be held at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial at noon. This event is organized by The Witch House.


12:00 pm at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial  

Liberty Street, Salem


Annual Bridget Bishop Lecture

The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: 
What the Primary Sources Tell Us

A lecture by Margo Burns   


Historian and Associate Editor and Project Manager of the Records of the Salem Witch Hunt, Margo Burns explores an array of 17th-century New England primary source documents to demonstrate how methodically and logically the Salem Court worked during the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693. Cases against women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut will also be reviewed.  

    We hope you will be able to attend this lecture, as all proceeds benefit the Salem Award Foundation. Presented by The Witch House. Seating is limited.  


7:00 pm at The Witch House

310 Essex Street, Salem    

Tickets $10  Reserve now. 



Dates to Remember
June 1-30 Gay Pride Month  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is celebrated each June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. LGBT Pride Month events now attract millions of participants around the world.   Learn more.

June 12   World Day Against Child Labor
Around the world, over 200 million children are engaged in paid or unpaid work. They are often hidden from the public eye and far away from their family home. Stories of child abuse in domestic work situations are all too common. Each year on this date, the U.N. gathers governments, employers and workers organizations to highlight the plight of child laborers and what can be done to help them. Learn more.




June 21   North Shore
                Gay Pride

North Shore Pride, Inc. hosts its third annual Pride Parade in downtown Salem at noon. March with us, or attend the parade. Learn more. 



June 29  Julia Lathrop (1858-1932)   
Born on this date, Lathrop was an American social reformer who fought to establish child labor laws and the first juvenile court in the U.S. In 1912, President Taft named her to head the newly created Children's Bureau where she directed research on child labor, infant mortality, maternal mortality, and juvenile delinquency. She was also the first woman to head a United States federal bureau.  Learn more.


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