2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Breaking the Barriers for Success in Education for Latinos in Lowell Fortaleza Inc. Dr. Cecilio Hernandez of Fortaleza Inc., a community group that advocates for equal educational opportunities for Lowell's Latino students and their families will present on the theme Breaking the Barriers for Success in Education for Latinos in Lowell. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuf-CoqzooE9a3QhLandnvIIJ_iUe071iY Please […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Lockdown Letters: Poetry Reading and Discussion Loom Press Author and Editor Paul Marion will read from his latest book, Lockdown Letters & Other Poems, published in spring 2021, just a year after the pandemic took hold in Massachusetts. The book opens with a sequence of unconventional sonnets shaped from email letters that Marion sent to […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

UMass Lowell School of Education Fall 2021 Symposium: Critical Race Theory What is Critical Race Theory? How is it different from culturally responsive pedagogy? Why is there so much controversy surrounding Critical Race Theory? Come hear from the multiple voices on this topic. Panelists include K12 teachers, students, administrators, and teacher education faculty. The symposium […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

The Pandemic Story Project: Oral Histories from Lowell and Lawrence During 2020 and early 2021, students at UMass Lowell and students/researchers associated with the Lawrence History Center began collecting oral histories, from people living or working in Lowell and Lawrence, about their experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this presentation, we'll begin by providing details […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Acting Out: Voices from the Theatre in Palestine Join us for readings from and discussion about Acting Out: Voices from the Theatre in Palestine, a collaborative work between 50 Palestinian actors, actresses, directors and theater managers, and Dr. Jonathan Daitch. During two extended visits to the West Ban in 2015 and 2016, and European tours […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Climate and community, what can we do about it? UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative and ASTM International ASTM International writes all sorts of standards for all sorts of industries. With a new subcommittee on climate and community, we hope to write consensus standards on: terminology; mapping underserved communities; environmental, social, and governmental disclosures: and, water […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Mosaic Lowell Listening Session Mosaic Lowell aspires to be a new cultural economy plan for all of Lowell. What inspires you about the community? What is Lowell's arts and cultural scene missing? What would you like to see? Please join us at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89117413227?pwd=QWNsVGhIT2tBQ0tPeUxTZXJSOERCQT09#success Please cut and paste this link into your web browser.

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

The Power of Empathy: Reduce Stress and Build Better Adult/Child Relationships Stress is alarmingly pervasive in daily life. We all need tools to deal with tension in healthy and productive ways. In this webinar with Koa Goode, a Social Worker and Case Manager at Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, we'll explore the lasting benefits of […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

From Ice Age to Industrial Age: Merrimack River Evolution Merrimack River Watershed Council Join the Merrimack River Watershed Council as we present the fascinating story of the Merrimack River's evolution. Our interactive slideshow will look at the dynamic forces that have changed the river -- and, along the way, you'll learn something new about the […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Mill City Grows Friday at the Farm with Mill City Grows! Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBb5tsIlUhxq8e9AghZTuA8kUK70IP7HyNrvGAwI1iU6nGhA/viewform Help bring thousands of pounds of locally grown food to our community! At the heart of Mill City Grows is our Urban Farm Program which produces all the seasonal fruits and vegetables we make available to the community. We use organic […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Instrument Petting Zoo at Hawk Valley Farm Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and Lowell Learns Join the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and musicians from Lowell Learns for our first ever Instrument Petting Zoo at Hawk Valley Farm. Several types of instruments will be available to "pet" (practice playing), such as the ukulele and various […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

How to find and develop a personal story Lowell Storytelling A 60-minute workshop to help you find and tell a personal story from your life. We will share brainstorming activities, how to craft a story, what to avoid, and more! Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop/tablet, or pen and paper, so they can take […]