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Upcoming Events

The Somerville Museum presents:
Voices from Somerville’s Nepali Community

Wednesday, June 9th, 6:30 pm
Please join us virtually on Zoom!

 
Come hear members of the local Nepali community discuss their work in Somerville and around the world! Panelists include: an attorney who helps Nepali residents access resources, a multi-lingual advocate who works to empower women and end domestic violence, the chef and co-owner of a popular local restaurant, and an artist whose work has been seen at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum — and in Union Square!
 
Following the panel, listen to historian Dan Breen discuss connections between Nepal and the United States.
Panelists:
+ Imagine – Artist, educator and founder of Nepal’s first Children’s Art Museum
+ Rabina Lockett – Co-owner and chef, Himalayan Kitchen restaurant
+ Rukmini Karki – Senior Advocate, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence; Past President, Nepali Women’s Global Network,
+ Parashu Phuyal – Community Engagement Specialist & Nepali Liaison, City of Somerville
 
Also featuring:
+ Dan Breen – Historian, Brandeis University, and Somerville resident.
 
This event is part of the popular series, “Voices from Somerville: Culture, Community and History.” Special thanks to Erline Tanice, Adda Maria Santos, Adriana Fernandes, and Jhenny Saint-Surin for their help in producing this event series.
 
This event has been made possible in part by Mass Humanities. Special thanks to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for their support of the “Voices from Somerville” series. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

The Somerville Museum presents:

Voices from Somerville’s Salvadoran Community

Wednesday, May 19th, 6:30 pm

Please join us virtually on Zoom.

Come hear members of the local Salvadoran community tell their stories and talk about their work in Somerville’s neighborhoods! Panelists include: a social documentary photographer who exhibits throughout New England, a local leader who works to build the collective power of immigrants, a community engagement specialist who assists Spanish speakers across the city, and a pastor whose sermons are heard throughout Latin America.

Following the panel, listen to historian Dan Breen discuss connections between El Salvador and the United States. Special thanks to Erline Tanice, Adda Maria Santos, Adriana Fernandes, and Jhenny Saint-Surin for their help in producing this series.

Panelists:

+ Kenia Alfaro – Director of Parental Engagement and Education Policy, The Welcome Project

+ Irma Flores – Community Engagement Specialist, City of Somerville

+ Luis Morales – Founding Pastor, Vida Real Church; Founder, Amigos Market, Taco Loco, and other businesses

+ Mario Quiroz – Documentary Photographer

Also featuring:

+ Dan Breen – Historian, Brandeis University, and Somerville resident.

This event is part of the popular series “Voices from Somerville: Culture, Community and History” produced by Charan Devereaux.

This event has been made possible in part by Mass Humanities. Special thanks to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for their support of the “Voices from Somerville” series. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 


Past Events

 

So the 1918 Flu Hit Your Family too?
A Virtual Event by Lori Lyn Price 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 6:30 pm | Join via Zoom, link to follow. 

Dan Breen: Pandemic Lecture Series

Follow us on Facebook for updated information on this virtual lecture series by historian, Dan Breen.


Return to Italy: Talk by John Superti

Sunday, September 15th: 3pm | Somerville Museum

This will be John Superti’s third talk on his explorations from over 30 years of travel to Italy. 

Join him on hidden Etruscan paths, inside medieval strongholds, and to the estate of an eccentric Italian war hero, among other unusual and out-of-the-way discoveries. 

John is a Somerville artist, and author of I Cavalli di Firenze / The Horses of Florence. He has a particular eye for detail, frequently perceiving art and beauty long overlooked by Italians themselves. 

Previous talks have been sold to capacity, so reserve your seat now. Refreshments will be served.

Admission: $15. Free to members. Get your tickets today! LINK HERE

Frederick Douglass Reading | June 27, 2019 | Bow Market

History of Speakeasies: Talk by Dan Breen | July 18, 2019 | Aeronaut Brewing