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 2   Confirming Proctor's Ledge: the Site of the
              1692 Executions

Tad Baker, Professor of History, Salem State University

June 9   On Being a Person of Color: Do You See Me Now?
Rosario Ubiera-Minaya, Chief Program Officer, North Shore CDC

June 16   Creating Positive Impact through Inclusion
Margarita Ruiz, Superintendent of Schools, Salem, MA

June 23   The Challenge of Keeping the Peace in 2016
Mary Butler, Chief of Police, Salem, MA

June 30   Intolerance in Pre-Revolutionary War Salem
Jim McAllister, Local Historian

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, MA

June 15    Immigration Conversation: What Are the Ties That
with Henriette Lazaridis
Lazaridis, author of The Clover House, explores immigration-related themes of exile, nostalgia, belonging, and identity from the perspective of a modern Greek-American family.

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. 

Ernesto Miranda, 1967
June 13   50th Anniversary of
                Miranda v. Arizona
Most of us have heard of "Miranda Rights," but did you know that this legal guarantee is only 50 years old? In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (5-4) that an accused person must be apprised of certain rights before police questioning. Learn more about Ernesto Miranda, and how his life and ours were changed by this court case.


June 25  North Shore Gay Pride
North Shore Pride, Inc. hosts its fifth annual Pride Parade in downtown Salem at noon. March with us, or attend the parade.
Learn more.  
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