Mass History Alliance event: “Get Up, Stand Up”: Advocacy Success Stories

Conversations on the Commons invites you to:

“Get Up, Stand Up”: Advocacy Success Stories

February 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Advocacy doesn’t just happen on Capitol Hill. It starts in our neighborhoods and community centers, when we commit ourselves to a cause and communicate our passion to friends and associates. In a world of explosive issues and headline grabbers, how do we make a compelling case for history work? How can we craft an effective proposal and build the momentum to make a difference? Join panelists Dan Everton, Project Lead and Community Archivist at New Bedford LGBTQ+ Archive, and Diane Pursley, Chair of the Turning Mill Association, for a conversation about advocacy success stories and what we can learn from them. Bring your questions and reflections!

The session will be moderated by Eric Peterson, Executive Director of Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. Registration is free.

REGISTER HERE or visit the Mass History Commons to learn more.

This event will be livestreamed. We will do our best to monitor questions and comments during the livestream. A recording will be publicly available in the Conversations on the Commons Archive.

Questions? Be in touch with Caroline Littlewood:


Conversations on the Commons

Where people from Massachusetts history organizations get to vent, empathize, laugh, complain, think, collaborate, brainstorm, plan, and in general be up to no good.

Upcoming Conversations:
March 5 – Show and tell: Bring your best thing!
March 19 – Merchandising 101

Suggest a Conversation topic or volunteer as a peer panelist or moderator.

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