NEWS & EVENTS


Learn about the Cape Verde experience in Duxbury

4/1/2021

Thursday, April 8, 12 pm, Book and Collections Club Meeting: Chiquinho by Baltazar Lopes. A semi-autobiographical account of a young Cape Verdean immigrant’s life, Chiquinho provides insight into the experiences of many Cape Verdeans who moved to Duxbury in the early 1900s to work in agriculture (especially the cranberry bogs). We will share some related items from our collections.

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“13 Moons & 12,000 Years” Wampanoag Program with Plimoth-Patuxet (Plimoth Plantation)

4/1/2021

Thursday, April 15, at 7 pm, Wampanoag and indigenous educators discuss ways of life pre-European contact, how life changed after contact, and some aspects of Wampanoag tribal life today. While this event conflicts with our all-members Zoom meeting, if you register, the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society will send you a link so that you can watch a recording later. Tickets for this event are by donation in any amount and are available to the public (Suggested donation: $10). Pre-registration for this event is required.

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After news of anti-Semitism on Duxbury's football team, where does the town go from here?

4/2/2021

Duxbury for All Steering Committee member Karen Wong spoke on WGBH's show "Greater Boston", offering her own thoughtful and heartfelt reflection on what happened, and her hopes for what everyone in town--parents, students, teachers and coaches--can do to learn from and rectify the situation. Watch it on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxNaf8cNsts

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Race Amity Zoom Event, May 5, 2021

3/20/2021

Lecture and presentation at 7PM on May 5th by award-winning race relations producer, writer and documentarian William H. Smith, Founding Executive Director, National Center for Race Amity. Sign up online at www.duxburyfreelibrary.org or by phone at 781-934-2721.

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Visions Condemns Violence and discrimination against Asians in America

3/19/2021

Anti-Asian violence and discrimination has been on the rise throughout the pandemic; and we must all stand up and speak up against it. These incidents are antithetical to the values we continue to claim we hold as a country. Tuesday's senseless murders of eight individuals are only the most recent tragedy amongst too many. Stop AAPI Hate reports that there were 3,795 reported hate incidents in the last 12 months, which represents only a fraction of the actual number of hate incidents.

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Anti-Asian Hatred: Atlanta is just the latest.

3/18/2021

A Pew Research study dated 7/1/20 said 30% of Asians have been subject to jokes and racial slurs since the pandemic began. More than 25% of Asians fear someone may threaten or physically attack them. ***************************** BE AN ALLY********************************************************* Visit the Massachusetts Asian American Commission's Action Guide

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Select Board Unanimously Endorses Anti-Discrimination Resolution on Feb. 1, 2021

2/2/2021

At a meeting on February 1st, the Select Board unanimously endorsed a resolution proposed by Prejudice Free Duxbury, a joint initiative of the Duxbury Rotary Club and the Interfaith Council. Click the "Read More" link to see the full text.

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OUR NEWS ARCHIVES

3/5/2021

Here you'll find older "News" stories that have appeared on our website.

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