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
June 2 Confirming Proctor's Ledge: the Site of the
Tad Baker, Professor of History, Salem State UniversityJune 9 On Being a Person of Color: Do You See Me Now?
Rosario Ubiera-Minaya, Chief Program Officer, North Shore CDCJune 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, MAJune 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
Bind? 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
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 13 50th Anniversary of
Miranda v. Arizona (1966)
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 Parade
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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