Community Read

The Fitchburg State University Community Read Steering Committee, in collaboration with local community partners, is excited to announce the selection of the 2016-2017 Community Read Book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam.

The Elusive American Dream
Movie Marathon

Saturday, October 8, 2 16 | 11:00 am
Leominster Public Library

Our movie marathon includes the drama 99 Homes (2014) and the documentary Poor Kids (2012), featuring introductions and discussion led by Professor Joe Moser of Fitchburg State.

Lunch is provided and registration is required—register online at http://www.leominsterlibrary.org/ or by phone, 978-534-7522, extension 3.

Inequality: The Economic Issue of Our Age

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 6:30pm
Ellis White Lecture Hall | Hammond Hall

As part of Inauguration Week, renowned economist Dr. James K. Galbraith looks at the impact of free trade and globalization on American workers and post-industrial cities such as Fitchburg. Reception to follow. 

Sponsored by the Department of Economics, History and Political Science, co-sponsored by the FSU Community Read

Intergenerational Community Panel Discussion

Thursday February 16, 2017 | 3:30 pm
Leominster Public Library

The panel will feature Fitchburg State students and community members: What is the American dream, and is it still achievable for all?

Mount Wachusett Community College Humanities Project
Movie Marathon

Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 11:00am
Leominster Public Library

Mount Wachusett Community College Humanities Project Movie Marathon: Modern Times (1936) and The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), featuring introductions and discussion led by Professor Joe Moser of Fitchburg State

Lunch is provided and registration is required—register online at http://www.leominsterlibrary.org/ or by phone, 978-534-7522, extension 3.

co-sponsored by the FSU Community Read
and the Leominster Public Library

Community Book Discussion of Our Kids

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 6:30pm
Fitchburg Public Library
 

Community Book Discussion of Our Kids

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 3:30 pm
Lunenburg Public Library

co-sponsored by the Lunenburg Council on Aging
and the Lunenburg Public Library

Keynote Talk with Robert Putnam

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Fitchburg State campus

Keynote talk by Robert Putnam, Harvard professor and bestselling author of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis and Bowling Alone

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