Dorchester resident Annie Wilcox, a longtime employee at the Boston Police Department, will receive UMass Boston's Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership on Thursday, April 2. Wilcox most recently worked at the Area B-3 police district.
Paul Watanabe, director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, will speak on "Asian Americans and the Changing Face of America: Demographics, Race, and Politics" on Wednesday, April 1, in the O'Leary Library in Lowell.
Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is "going to have to do more than tokenist public appearances." The presidential election is Saturday, March 28. Kew will be an election observer.
Mayors from Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Seattle gathered at UMass Boston yesterday to highlight what their cities are doing to address income inequality and to sound an alarm that much more remains to be done.
Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, says that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's Peoples Democratic Party is using the extra time following last month's original election date to buy support, but he still thinks the March 28 election will be close.
Boston-based filmmaker James Demo, who is currently editing his feature-length documentary The Peacemaker on Padraig O’Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston, is quoted in this article on expanding prospects for documentary filmmakers.
Mayor Marty Walsh is taking part in a forum on financial empowerment Sunday at the University of Massachusetts Boston as part of a two-day United States Conference of Mayors leadership meeting in Boston.