June 17: Barbara Love, UMass School of Education

posted Jul 14, 2014, 10:53 AM by Amherst Club
Barbara Love, Professor Emerita at the UMass School of Education and a former Amherst School Committee member. "Love, Connection and Social Justice in the Republic of Amherst."

President Ellen Kosmer called the meeting of the Amherst Club to order at noon on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014, and welcomed us all.

Ellen pointed out that the magazines donated for distribution to hospitals and  nursing homes are piling up at the Amherst Brewing Company, and need to be removed and distributed.

The members wished Elsie Fetterman a most happy 87th birthday, and many happy returns!

Poem:

Arthur Kinney read Maya Angelou’s beautiful elegiac poem ”When Great Trees Fall”,  a perfect tribute to the life and legacy of our friends Hub Smith and Bob Grose,

Snapshot:

Joan Hanson told her favorite story about her elementary school days, when a new boy named Allen  arrived shyly during her time there. And lo and behold – he was still sitting beside her now, as her husband of quite a few years!

Speaker:

Andrea Battle introduced our speaker this week, Barbara Love, Professor Emerita at the UMass School of Education and a former Amherst School Committee member. She spoke on: "Love, Connection and Social Justice in the Republic of Amherst." Barbara engaged the audience in a spirited discussion of the reasons for our common love of Amherst, and our wishes for the community’s continued improvement. She also elicited the surprising facts that no one present had been born in Amherst, or had grown up there!

Raffle:  Arthur Kinney won the wine and Gigi Barnhill the $10.

Announcements:

The Juneteenth Celebration, commemorating the date when enslaved people in Texas were the last to learn that they had been freed, will be celebrated in Kendrick Park on Thursday, June 29th from 4- 8 pm. Come and enjoy!

Your scribe,                                                                                                                                                  
Linda Honan

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