Archive for March, 2018

11:45 am

Gururaj” Desh” Deshpande – “The Power of Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century”

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande is a Trustee of Deshpande Foundation along with his wife Jaishree. Desh is the President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC, a family investment office and is also the Chairman of Tejas Networks. Dr. Deshpande has pursued...
7:00 pm

Dr. Gray Fitzsimons, Dr. Patricia Fontaine, and Kristin Gallas – “Immigrants, Refugees, and the Quest for Equality of Education: Lowell’s Separate Irish School System and Its Legacy”

In 1830, Lowell’s school committee faced a difficult decision in light of the growing nativist and common school movements in the United States - whether to establish equity in public education as their community became more culturally diverse. They voted...
2:00 pm

Penny Colman – “Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World”

An intimate portrait of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a controversial thinker, and Susan B. Anthony, an indefatigable organizer, whose legendary friendship fueled and sustained the nineteenth-century fight for women’s rights. They waged this fight despite entrenched opposition, daunting conditions, scandalous entanglements,...