Resources for Teachers and Students

We are pleased to offer the following online resources to encourage teachers and students to enhance their engagement with the Lowell Humanities Series. We encourage you to adopt our speakers' most recent book as well as shorter essays and contextual material as part of your syllabi. Additionally, the resources below can be paired or used separately to fit a single class or a longer unit. These links allow students to watch a Youtube video, or read a short essay or interview, before or after one of our events. Teachers might also consider using these resources in conjunction with evening reflection activities, or opportunities for reviews/reports during or beyond class-time. For speakers book titles, please see their bios. Articles in academic journals are available to members of the BC community through the library webpage.

Carl Hart

 

Carl Hart

Drug Use for Grownups: A Human Rights Perspective
November 14, 2019
7:00 p.m. • Gasson Hall, Room 100

Presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and cosponsored by the Park Street Corporation Speaker Series. 

Website:

https://drcarlhart.com/


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Mary Robinson

 

Mary Robinson

Climate Justice - Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
7PM | Gasson Hall, Room 100

Website:

Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice: https://www.mrfcj.org/


Podcast:

Mothers of Invention: https://www.mothersofinvention.online/
Available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and other podcasting platforms.

Recommended episodes: All Rise, The White Man Stole the Weather, Specialsode: Displaced with Mary Robinson

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Kiese Laymon

 

Kiese Laymon

“Heavy”
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7PM | Gasson Hall, Room 100

Website:

https://www.kieselaymon.com/  

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Teachable Short Stories/Essays:

Bryan Stevenson

 

Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7PM | Conte Forum, Gate C

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Shorter Pieces/Teachable Texts:

Michael Witmore


Michael Witmore

Civic Shakespeare
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7PM | Gasson Hall, Room 100

Website:

https://www.folger.edu/staff/dr-michael-witmore

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Carl Hart

 

Carl Hart

Drug Use for Grownups: A Human Rights Perspective
November 14, 2019
7:00 p.m. • Gasson Hall, Room 100

Presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and cosponsored by the Park Street Corporation Speaker Series. 

Website:

https://drcarlhart.com/


Interviews/Public Intellectualism: 


Reviews:


Videos:

Kwame Anthony Appiah

 

Kwame Anthony Appiah: 

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
December 5, 2019
7:00 p.m. • McGuinn Hall, Room 121


Website:

http://appiah.net/

 
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