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 Events

June 4   Contemporary Lessons from the Salem Witch Trials
Stacey Tilney, Salem Witch Museum

June 11   What the Salem Witch Trials Memorial Means
Margo Shea, Assistant Professor of History, Salem State University

June 18   Human Rights and Homeland Security
Paul Tucker, State Representative and Former Police Chief

June 25th   Human Rights and Social Justice on Campus
Dr. Patricia Meservey, President, Salem State University

For directions to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial and more information about these and other events sponsored by the Salem Award Foundation, please visit salemaward.org.
Noon, Every Thursday in June
Salem Witch Trials Memorial
Charter Street, Salem 

June 10  Annual Bridget Bishop Lecture
Witches and Doctors on Trial: the Diagnosis of Witchcraft in
Seventeenth-century England 

Professor Donna Seger, Chair of the Salem State University History Department, will discuss how beliefs and practices in England informed the events of 1692.

Held each year on June 10th, the execution date of the first of 20 witch trials victims, this lecture is sponsored by the Witch House, which generously donates all proceeds from this event to the Salem Award Foundation. Learn more.

7:00 pm at First Church in Salem, Unitarian
316 Essex St., Salem, MA

$10.00  Reserve Tickets 


Immigration Conversations
The House of the Seven Gables is holding a series of community conversations on the topic of immigration and immigration reform.
Learn more at 7gables.org.

Topics for June are as follows:
June 3    Local Immigration--Current Immigration Trends
              with Dawn C. Slaven
June 24 
Immigrants as Assets with Denzil Mohammed

6:00 pm at the House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby St., Salem, MA

June Dates to Remember


PrideFlag 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 15  800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta's Signing (1215) 

Eight hundred years ago, a group of barons gathered to protect their rights and property against a tyrannical king. The Magna Carta, the document they signed in Runnymede, just 20 miles west of London, reminds us to this day that the aspiration for justice is a basic principle of humanity.  

   The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ("no person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.") is a direct descendent of Magna Carta's guarantee of proceedings according to the "law of the land." Learn more. 



June 20  North Shore Gay Pride Parade

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


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