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Event Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:00 pm

Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back

The ARTery contributor Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of “All Souls: A Family Story from Southie,” will join Marianne Leone, author of “Jesse: A Mother’s Story” and the newly released “Ma Speaks Up:  And A First Generation Daughter Talks Back,” for a conversation about memoir-writing and the transformation of personal loss into a voice and platform for empathic civic discourse and grassroots action.

Both MacDonald and Leone have turned painful  lived-experience into community-building on the very social justice issues that impacted their families-from the violence of poverty to the violent exclusion and erasure of people with disabilities. Having devoted their work to equity, justice and healing on and off the page, the authors will discuss the power of story in building grassroots movements for change.

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Rabb Hall

Central Libary in Copley Square

700 Boylston St.

Boston, MA


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