Lowell Lecture

Your Voice in This House: Taking a Civic Leap

Date & Time

May 23, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
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Dart Adams Malia Lazu Shanique Rodriguez Jill Calistra Lilly Marcelin Amanda Shea

Presenting Organization

Revolutionary Spaces




Amanda Bertone (abertone@revolutionaryspaces.org, 6177201713)

Moving from civic bystander to civic agent is more than learning the ins and outs of governmental policies and processes. It involves taking intellectual and emotional leaps: Learning to see and believe in yourself as a powerful civic change agent, understanding that there are so many ways to express civic agency, and being ready to handle the ups and downs of working with others to achieve long-lasting change.

Start (or restart) your civic journey by joining Revolutionary Spaces at the Old South Meeting House for Your Voice in This House to listen to the inspiring stories of activists, historians, and elected officials who overcame self-doubt and redefined themselves as civic change agents at the local, state, and national levels.

This program is the sequel to All the Voices in the House, a powerful reading and reinterpretation of 18th century petitions from the balcony of the Old State House on May 13 that reminds us that the rights and privileges we have today are the result of ordinary people who took the risk of raising their voices for change.

Take your place in the unfinished story of American democracy as you sit inside the Old South Meeting House, the place where ordinary people debated the colony’s relationship with Great Britain in the run-up to the American Revolution. Your Voice in this House is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the program will begin at 6:30 pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

This program is made possible by the generous support of The Lowell Institute.