Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate

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The Kennedy Institute offers a whole collection of Civics at Home learning materials for educators, families, and studen...
05/09/2020

The Kennedy Institute offers a whole collection of Civics at Home learning materials for educators, families, and students to use.

Explore them all right here. ➡️ ow.ly/Wdni50zAVoR

Did you know that the Kennedy Institute has many online resources available for educators, families, and students?They c...
05/08/2020

Did you know that the Kennedy Institute has many online resources available for educators, families, and students?

They can all be accessed here. ➡️ ow.ly/9SEC50zAUFd

New on the Kennedy Institute blog:While Teacher Appreciation Week continues, Caroline Angel Burke, the Institute's vice ...
05/08/2020
At the forefront of civics excellence

New on the Kennedy Institute blog:

While Teacher Appreciation Week continues, Caroline Angel Burke, the Institute's vice president of education, visitor experience & collections, has an entry about the national We the People competition on constitutional knowledge and how a local school who took part in the state finals held at the Institute this past January ended up winning first place for the whole country. ⬇️

It is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we at the Kennedy Institute are reflecting on the educators who have made such a difference in our own lives and work tirelessly to bring civic education to students across the Commonwealth and country at large.

05/06/2020
Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

For this Teacher Appreciation Week, the Kennedy Institute is recognizing the tireless efforts of educators across the Commonwealth and beyond. Thank you for your profound and lasting impact on the next generation of leaders.

State legislators in order of appearance: Alice Peisch, Senator Mike Rush, Patrick O'Connor, State Rep Bill Driscoll Jr., Representative Dave Vieira, State Representative Paul Donato, State Representative Tommy Vitolo (photo credit: Representative Donald H. Wong), Russell E. Holmes, and Representative Kay Khan.

New on the Kennedy Institute blog:As Teacher Appreciation Week gets underway, Sarah Yezzi, director of education, family...
05/05/2020
In recognition of teachers everywhere

New on the Kennedy Institute blog:

As Teacher Appreciation Week gets underway, Sarah Yezzi, director of education, family & youth programming, writes about the important work educators do throughout the scholastic year and beyond. Plus, enjoy reflections from a few Institute employees as they honor teachers who changed their lives. ⬇️

In the midst of World War II, a time of crisis for the world and upheaval for U.S. schools, teacher Mattye Whyte Woodridge wrote to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to advocate for a national day of recognition for the dedicated work of teachers.

GivingTuesday Now is finally here. Today, millions of people around the world are doing their part by supporting organiz...
05/05/2020

GivingTuesday Now is finally here. Today, millions of people around the world are doing their part by supporting organizations and causes that are meaningful to them during these difficult times.

At the Kennedy Institute, we are dedicated to educating the public about civic engagement, civil discourse, and encouraging participatory democracy. With your support the Institute will continue to empower the next generation of leaders by providing students with the online educational resources and virtual programs they need to remain civically engaged while practicing safe social distancing. ➡️ ow.ly/6rA450zo8CN

GivingTuesday Now, a new global day of giving in response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is ...
05/04/2020

GivingTuesday Now, a new global day of giving in response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is tomorrow.

Here are some ways to prepare for #GivingTuesdayNow:
• Donate and secure your support for the Institute. ➡️ ow.ly/6rA450zo8CN
• Share this message with friends and family, and engage them in a conversation about the essential role each person plays in our democracy.

The 2020 Census will impact your area’s political power for the next decade. An accurate and complete census helps busin...
05/03/2020

The 2020 Census will impact your area’s political power for the next decade. An accurate and complete census helps businesses, community leaders, and elected officials make informed decisions every day.

Make sure you, your family, neighbors, and friends are counted. Visit 2020census.gov to learn more.

Author and filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick visited the Institute in 2018 for a program about his book, “John Hume in Ameri...
05/02/2020

Author and filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick visited the Institute in 2018 for a program about his book, “John Hume in America: From Derry to D.C.” The book chronicles Hume’s work to garner international political support for the peace process in Northern Ireland. He became friends with Senator Edward M. Kennedy and inspired the Senator’s bipartisan initiative to promote a peace agreement. Hume won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for being the architect of the Good Friday Agreement.

Watch a video from the Institute’s program here. ➡️ ow.ly/A9W750ztIcy

05/02/2020
2020 Census

The 2020 Census directs billions of dollars in funding for things your community needs including roads, public safety personnel, schools, and health care workers. As we continue to fight the ongoing pandemic, this is more important than ever before as municipalities find ways to fill the funding gaps.

Make sure you are counted. It takes less than 10 minutes to fill out your census, so be sure to visit 2020census.gov.

On Tuesday, the Kennedy Institute joined our Columbia Point Census Initiative partners, the John F. Kennedy Presidential...
05/01/2020

On Tuesday, the Kennedy Institute joined our Columbia Point Census Initiative partners, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the The Commonwealth Museum, to host a discussion on the 2020 Census. Officials from the U.S. Census Bureau moderated and we were honored to have Chairman Paul Mark, City of Boston and MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition participate as well.

Watch the video to learn more about the impacts of the census on local, state, and federal government; representation in D.C. and the Massachusetts legislature; and how you can safely fill out your census online. ➡️ ow.ly/frWk50zujTl

The rise in authoritarianism in the United States and abroad has worried scholars as well as the general public. Harvard...
05/01/2020

The rise in authoritarianism in the United States and abroad has worried scholars as well as the general public. Harvard University professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt visited the Institute in 2018 to discuss their book, “How Democracies Die,” which examines the global demise of democracies. They discussed their book with Professor Heather Cox Richardson from Boston College and gave advice for saving the nation’s democracy.

A video of the program is available here. ➡️ ow.ly/xqAx50ztHry

For Art Week at Home, explore some of the many Kennedy Institute materials on this topic.🎨 Bring Your Own Chair microsit...
05/01/2020

For Art Week at Home, explore some of the many Kennedy Institute materials on this topic.

🎨 Bring Your Own Chair microsite ow.ly/D9MV50ztK6W
💻 online resources ow.ly/LwBj50ztK6X
🎤 past program on art and activism ow.ly/YpFd50ztK6Y

Scholar-journalists E.J. Dionne, Jr and Norman J. Ornstein visited the Institute in 2017 to discuss their book “One Nati...
04/30/2020

Scholar-journalists E.J. Dionne, Jr and Norman J. Ornstein visited the Institute in 2017 to discuss their book “One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported.” The conversation with Boston College’s Heather Cox Richardson covered the Republican Party’s evolution, President Trump’s rise to the presidency, and civic activism after the 2016 election.

A recording of the program is available here. ➡️ ow.ly/6xHz50zs4GA

New on the Kennedy Institute blog:With the public health crisis still underway, there are several new online civic educa...
04/30/2020
A pivot to virtual learning

New on the Kennedy Institute blog:

With the public health crisis still underway, there are several new online civic education resources available to educators, families, students, and other members of the general public.

Learn more from this post by Amy Munslow, the Institute's education manager, and check them out for yourself. ⬇️

Four years ago, I was drawn to the Kennedy Institute’s unique brand of immersive education.

POLITICO journalists Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, co-authors of “The Hill to Die On,” visited the Institute in 2019 to ...
04/29/2020

POLITICO journalists Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, co-authors of “The Hill to Die On,” visited the Institute in 2019 to give their inside account of the President’s first two years in office. From congressional negotiations during the government shutdown to the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, their discussion with C-SPAN’s Steve Scully gives an in-depth look at key moments and power struggles that have roiled Congress during the Trump administration.

Watch a video of the conversation here. ➡️ ow.ly/PqNU50zs0Lv

GivingTuesday Now is a new global day of giving that will take place next week on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response t...
04/28/2020

GivingTuesday Now is a new global day of giving that will take place next week on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join in this important work and support the Institute’s mission of educating the public about government, the importance of civic engagement, and civil discourse by making a gift today. ➡️ ow.ly/6rA450zo8CN

At 11 am, the Kennedy Institute will host a Getting to the Point on the 2020 Census.Registration is available here. ➡️ o...
04/28/2020

At 11 am, the Kennedy Institute will host a Getting to the Point on the 2020 Census.

Registration is available here. ➡️ ow.ly/LMsd50zqLgM

New on the Kennedy Institute blog:The Institute has had the privilege to welcome many past and present members of the Se...
04/25/2020
Senatorial experiences and visits on Columbia Point

New on the Kennedy Institute blog:

The Institute has had the privilege to welcome many past and present members of the Senate. Learn about one occasion when someone on the Institute's staff met Senator Edward J. Markey in the full-scale replica Senate Chamber.

Read the story here. ⬇️

I am approaching my sixth year at the Kennedy institute –– that’s nearly a senatorial term! Beyond our visitors and students whom I cherish working with so much, the Institute has provided a dynamic and enthralling series of public programs that have gathered some modern Senate giants.

Last December, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) visited the Kennedy Institute as part of the 2020 presidential candidate se...
04/25/2020

Last December, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) visited the Kennedy Institute as part of the 2020 presidential candidate series. In a discussion with POLITICO’s Stephanie Murray, Senator Bennet spoke about his campaign for the presidency, the Senate impeachment trial, and why the White House race should be about the next generation.

Watch his full discussion and Q&A with students from Lynn English High School here. ➡️ ow.ly/MNuA50zlVl6

Corporate money can impact whether or not legislation passes in Congress. In 2017, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse came to th...
04/24/2020

Corporate money can impact whether or not legislation passes in Congress. In 2017, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse came to the Kennedy Institute to speak about his book “Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy” with Alison King NBC10 Boston from NBC10 Boston. The Senator discussed how corporate money stops action on climate change, the investigation on Russian interference in the 2016 election, and creating bipartisan legislation.

Watch his Getting to the Point program here. ➡️ ow.ly/qiwg50zlR0v

With National Volunteer Week underway, the Kennedy Institute continues to be thankful for the many volunteers who have g...
04/23/2020

With National Volunteer Week underway, the Kennedy Institute continues to be thankful for the many volunteers who have given countless hours of their time encouraging civic engagement among visitors from across the country and beyond through exhibits, tours, and other immersive experiences.

In 2017, the Kennedy Institute hosted U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for a Getting to the Point program. In a conver...
04/23/2020

In 2017, the Kennedy Institute hosted U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for a Getting to the Point program. In a conversation with James Pindell of The Boston Globe, the Senator discussed the future of American democracy and the importance of citizens actively participating in the path toward progress and change.

To hear more from the two-time presidential candidate, watch the full discussion here. ➡️ ow.ly/qk3s50zlIAJ

The United States has made great progress since the Civil Rights movement, but full equality has not yet been achieved. ...
04/22/2020

The United States has made great progress since the Civil Rights movement, but full equality has not yet been achieved. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke at the Kennedy Institute about the continued fight against racial injustice, advocated for economic equality, and stressed the importance of protecting voting rights.

Watch her discussion in the video library here. ➡️ ow.ly/gcPf50zkOK8

One of the Kennedy Institute’s signature programs is Getting to the Point, which highlights the people and topics drivin...
04/21/2020

One of the Kennedy Institute’s signature programs is Getting to the Point, which highlights the people and topics driving national policy and current dialogue. The inaugural speaker in this series was Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who visited the Institute in 2015. Moderated by reporter Jackie Calmes of The New York Times, he spoke about his relationship with Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the unique qualities of the U.S. Senate.

Watch the entire conversation here. ➡️ ow.ly/Axk350zjKc4

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute joins the Boston Athletic Association, John Hancock, Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh, and ma...
04/18/2020

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute joins the Boston Athletic Association, John Hancock, Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh, and many others in turning the Commonwealth blue as we recognize with profound gratitude the selfless dedication among first responders on the front lines of response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Many thanks to Congressman Richard Neal and moderator Stephanie Murray, author of the POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook, a...
04/17/2020

Many thanks to Congressman Richard Neal and moderator Stephanie Murray, author of the POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook, as well as all attendees for joining the Kennedy Institute earlier this week for a first-ever virtual Getting to the Point conversation.

The entire program is available to watch here. ➡️ ow.ly/rDQF50zhCuL

The Kennedy Institute hosted former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern for a conversation to commemorate the 100th annive...
04/16/2020

The Kennedy Institute hosted former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern for a conversation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising. The program included a panel discussion on the Irish cultural identity after the 1916 rebellion and the Ireland-U.S. relationship.

What was the impact of the Easter Rising? Watch the video to learn more. ➡️ ow.ly/CUBT50zfmjf

Author and filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick visited the Institute to discuss his book, “John Hume in America: From Derry to...
04/15/2020

Author and filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick visited the Institute to discuss his book, “John Hume in America: From Derry to D.C.,” tracing Hume’s historic role creating a framework for peace in Northern Ireland. John Hume was a non-violent activist, political leader, and the architect of the Good Friday Agreement. His engagement with U.S. political leaders as well as his friendship with Senator Edward M. Kennedy galvanized U.S. support in Northern Ireland.

The program video is available to watch here. ➡️ ow.ly/ED3s50zelpT

Last year, the Kennedy Institute hosted a special program commemorating the 100th anniversary of Eamon de Valera’s visit...
04/14/2020

Last year, the Kennedy Institute hosted a special program commemorating the 100th anniversary of Eamon de Valera’s visit to Boston and the evolution of Ireland-U.S. relations. A revolutionary and future president of the Republic of Ireland, de Valera visited Boston as part of a U.S. tour to raise money and support for Irish independence.

Learn more about the significance of de Valera’s visit by watching the conversation video. ➡️ ow.ly/q4nU50zddcp

The Kennedy Institute is honored to receive continued support from the Consulate General of Ireland in Boston to develop...
04/13/2020

The Kennedy Institute is honored to receive continued support from the Consulate General of Ireland in Boston to develop compelling programs. Last May, the Kennedy Institute hosted Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, for a conversation on Brexit, Boston’s Irish community, and opportunities for ongoing cultural exchanges. 🇺🇸🇮🇪

Watch the video here to learn more about his role. ➡️ ow.ly/gSK350zbIH9

Tomorrow afternoon, join the Kennedy Institute for a virtual Getting to the Point with Congressman Richard Neal, chairma...
04/12/2020

Tomorrow afternoon, join the Kennedy Institute for a virtual Getting to the Point with Congressman Richard Neal, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. The Congressman will participate in a discussion about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Moderated by Stephanie Murray, author of the POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook, he will talk about legislating during this difficult time, the federal government’s reaction to the global pandemic, and the role the Ways and Means Committee plays in this response.

Registration is available here. ➡️ ow.ly/xfbj50zbuOD

Heard about the Kennedy Institute's new Bring Your Own Chair microsite? Discover some of the many resources included on ...
04/11/2020
New collaborative website offers ways for virtual participation in popular exhibit

Heard about the Kennedy Institute's new Bring Your Own Chair microsite? Discover some of the many resources included on it with this new blog post from Jan Crocker, senior exhibit & content developer. ⬇️

When the “A Seat at the Table” exhibit was unveiled at the Kennedy Institute in October 2018 with the first of the project’s three phases, it quickly gained popularity among visitors from all over.

Fun fact: three of the contemporary trailblazers featured in the "A Seat at the Table" exhibit stopped by to see for the...
04/11/2020

Fun fact: three of the contemporary trailblazers featured in the "A Seat at the Table" exhibit stopped by to see for themselves since it opened in October 2018. The Kennedy Institute was honored to welcome Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Congressman Jim Langevin, and Raffi Freedman-Gurspan to view the art installation.

Learn more about their groundbreaking legacies and others. ➡️ BringYourOwnChair.org

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, the cornerstone of peace and reconciliation o...
04/10/2020

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, the cornerstone of peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland. Senator Edward M. Kennedy advocated against financially supporting violence and promoted the diplomatic engagement that laid the foundations for the Agreement. Watch the Kennedy Institute’s 20th anniversary commemoration featuring Senator George Mitchell, U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland from 1995-2001.

The program included a panel discussion about the peace process with representatives from the Irish and British Governments, Nationalist and Unionist communities in Northern Ireland, and civil society members. ➡️ ow.ly/5HEl50zaCUQ

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Remembering Ted Kennedy...
Ciąg dalszy .( Np. co prowokuje gniew Boży ).
Ciąg dalszy.
Ciąg dalszy.
Dobre książki np. jak wiedzieć co jest dobre a co złe i jak wychowywać dzieci.
Dobre książki.
This is great.
Great people...great art...even better community of socially active partners
VOICE OF A COMMON GOODER HOW TO STRIKE BACK AT ANTI-CHOICE ELECTED OFFICIALS How can the secular-and spiritual mainstream majority of citizens and voters, in the states with pending or enacted draconian anti-abortion laws, fight back and take back their state governments from the control of religious extremists now holding elected office? Well perhaps it’s possible if they gather enough signatures, they can instigate an initiative for SPECIAL RECALL ELECTIONS. Make these religious-sectarian subversionist and coercionists holding Governor’s chairs and state legislatures SWEAT AND STRUGGLE to retain their elected office positions. And in the process STRAIN AND DEPLETE the financial coffers of Republican state party organizations and of that of the National Republican party. A coordinated effort to hold SPECIAL RECALL ELECTIONS in all the states with pending or enacted draconian anti-abortion laws, (whom are trying to turn their states essentially into REPRODUCTIVE SLAVE STATES) in an effort ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Would make the Republican Party and socially conservative anti-abortion Democrats, PAY A HIGH POLTICAL PRICE, for using the engine of government to force, coerce, and impose religious extremist ideology implemented as secular law! SO SAY WE ALL! (June 2, 2019)
Remembering Ted Kennedy...
It's a low day for the Senate. Hope you're keeping your spirits up.