Spring 2021 Tuesday Night Series

For the past year, largely in response to the advent of Covid, the Lane Lyceum team has put together a series of Tuesday evening events – delivered via the ubiquitous Zoom – to help us all stay connected and engaged over a difficult period of isolation.

After a summer break, the Tuesday Night series began again in September and has continued with few breaks ever since. The Spring series consists of the following sessions.

April 13: Food and Climate. First Parish’s Green Committee is pleased to present “Food & Climate” with William Moomaw, Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Tufts Fletcher School.

This talk, recorded in January 2021, discusses the surprising effects of our food system upon climate disruption, reviews the practice of American agriculture, presents often-ignored impacts, and suggests solutions. The recorded video presentation will be following by Eleanor Rosellini and Claire Galkowski highlighting local initiatives and resources to help people find delicious ways to eat more climate-friendly foods.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81845989833?pwd=Vy81NHJETDRGSHlJajE0YTc4Z21IZz09

April 20: The Meaning of Dignity with Dr. Donna Hicks, an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

Dr. Hicks will share her insights on the meaning of dignity and how it looks in action. She will share her journey in her understanding of its essential role in moving dialogue forward in conflict situations which she has done in countries all over the world. She is the author of “Dignity: The Essential Role it Plays in Resolving Conflict” and “Leading with Dignity.”

We now live in a very divided country. Dr. Hicks will provide us with strategies that help move conversations forward and remind us of the inherent worth and dignity of all people.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81845989833?pwd=Vy81NHJETDRGSHlJajE0YTc4Z21IZz09

May 4: The Next Ten Years: What Bold Climate Action Means for Us with Larry Chretien, Executive Director of Green Energy Consumers Alliance and Kai Salem, Green Energy Consumers Alliance Policy Coordinator

Heeding the dire warnings of climate scientists, Massachusetts has set ambitious goals for a 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, on the way to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. The speakers will help us envision the changes necessary to meet these targets. Why are the next ten years so important for climate action? How will the new Massachusetts Climate Roadmap bill help make an environmentally just transition? What might this unprecedented pace of change mean for our everyday lives, and how can we help? The event is cosponsored by Green Needham Collaborative.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81845989833?pwd=Vy81NHJETDRGSHlJajE0YTc4Z21IZz09

May 11:

More to come…

All events will be held at 7:30 at this Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81845989833?pwd=Vy81NHJETDRGSHlJajE0YTc4Z21IZz09. As a precaution, the link will initially place you in a “waiting room” and you will subsequently be added to the session.

If you have an idea for a Lane Lyceum, please let us know! Also let us know if you have questions, suggestions or feedback… please email ideas@lanelyceum.org.