Tuesday’s Brief: Racial Justice Protests Continue, UMass Boston Announces Remote Learning for Fall Semester, Scholarship Announcement, Old North Speaker Series

Today is Tuesday, June 23 and racial justice protests continue throughout the country as hundreds of people marched from Roxbury to the State House yesterday afternoon protesting systemic racism, read more on The Boston Globe.

Here’s what else you need to know for today…

5:30PM Raymond and Michelina Costa Scholarship Program Announcement. NEAD will be selecting the Raymond and Michelina Costa Scholarship Program winners on via Zoom. You do not need to be present to win. Meeting ID: 886 7437 9855. Password: 905738.

7:00PM Old North Digital Speaker Series: Joseph Bagley – Hiding in Plain Sight. Boston City Archaeologist Joe Bagley will discuss his quest to find and document the city’s oldest buildings and what resources he used, see additional details here.

Notable News:

UMass Boston announces plan to teach classes remotely this fall

Ongoing pandemic concerns with the coronavirus has led UMass Boston, the third largest state university in Massachusetts, to announce its plans for remote learning this fall, read more on

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Wednesday, June 24

8:30AM Virtual Harbor Use Public Forum: Chapter 91 during COVID. Join Boston Harbor Now for a conversation with Daniel Padien, Waterways Program Chief of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). He will share some of his observations about accessing public amenities in the time of COVID and his plans to advance the Waterways Program, see additional details here.

7:00PM Online Book Discussion Club: In the Distance by Hernan Diaz. A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, from whom he was separated in the crowds and chaos during their journey across the sea. In the Distance is available in eBook form on Hoopla:, which you can access with your library card and pin number. If you don’t yet have a library card, you can get one here: We meet and discuss on Zoom, and the Zoom invite will be emailed to you prior to the meeting.

Thursday, June 25

12:30PM A Conversation with Author Ben Mezrich: The Mechanic. Join the USS Constitution virtually as we sit down with Ben Mezrich, international best-selling author, for a deeper dive into The Mechanic, a novella written for and published exclusively by The Boston Globe this spring, see additional details here.

5:30PM NEMPAC “Ask an Expert” Series: Artistic Resiliency and Opportunity Creation in the Covid-19 Era. Join moderators Alexandra Dietrich and Heather Gallagher for our next Ask An Expert Series. Their guests include costume designer and descendant of famed suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Brooke Stanton; tenor and creator of SparrowLive, Fran Rogers; and conductor and Artistic Director of the LatinX Orchestra Unitas Ensemble, Lina Gonzalez-Granados. The discussion will include the loss of jobs for independently contracted artists, correlating careers that sprang from the industry crumble, and how to remain resilient in the time of reconstructing the Arts post-COVID. Zoom Link: Zoom Password: Expert

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