Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month


2/12/2014

Robin Chandler

Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month with a Special Evening Program Wednesday, Feb. 26:
Exploring the future of Civil Rights: The Need, The Impediments and Impact in the 21st Century


In observance of Black History Month, the City of Cambridge Employees’ Committee on Diversity, the Office of the City Manager and Mayor David P. Maher present an evening with Dr. Robin Chandler, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Northeastern University on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m., at Cambridge Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave.  The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served from 6-6:30 p.m.

An acclaimed artist and sociologist, Dr. Chandler studied studio art and art history at the University of Massachusetts and holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Northeastern University in Boston, where she was Director of the Women’s Studies Program. Dr. Chandler is the author of Amazing Grace: An African American Sojourn in South Africa, a book which chronicles her work, travel and research in South Africa in the 1990’s.  Most recently, Dr. Chandler was the co-editor of Women, War, and Violence: Personal Perspectives and Global Activism, an anthology which draws upon a global community of activists, scholars, NGOs and clinicians to expand the definition of how war and its violent underpinnings affect women and families around the world.

Dr. Chandler’s art has been exhibited in museums across the country and her literary essays have been published in journals across the world. She is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Science Foundation.

For more information, contact Muna Kangsen at 617-349-6155 or diversity@cambridgema.gov.

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