Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lowell Women's Week - Author Event - Grace Ross - Saturday, March 5, 2011 @ 1PM

As you may know, this Sunday begins Lowell Women's Week (February 7th - March 8th). The theme this year is Women's Strength: Achievement, Power and Vision and as part of the celebration of empowered and visionary women, on Saturday, March 5th @ 1PM the Pollard Library is happy to welcome Grace Ross, longtime activist, community organizer and 2006 Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, to discuss her recently published book, Main St. $marts, and her vision for the future.

Ross grew up in New York City and, after attending Radcliffe as an undergraduate and earning a master's degree in education from Harvard, chose to make her home in Massachusetts. Her 2006 populist gubernatorial campaign generated a large-scale grassroots response.

In her new book, Main St. $marts, she discusses the root causes of our current and troubling economic situation.  Additionally, Ross explores what we can do to reverse foreclosures and job losses, while transforming our schools, neighborhoods, and health care system. Main St. $marts puts forth a bold vision for our future.

For a full list of Lowell Women's Week events visit their official event website.

Plus, while this is not an official Lowell Women's Week Event, you may recall, if you are a regular reader of this blog and/or recieve our bi-weekly email newsletter that the Pollard's Non-Fiction book club will be discussing Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Thursday, March 3, 2011 @ 6:30PM. A book in which the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism make a passionate call to end the oppression of women worldwide. Join us for what will certainly be a lively discussion.

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