Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in government & invigorating civil discourse.
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"At the Institute, we choose to work toward a more inclusive democracy. We honor trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm who ...
03/06/2020

"At the Institute, we choose to work toward a more inclusive democracy. We honor trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm who claimed her seat at the table, learn from leaders like Stacey Abrams who fight for voting rights, and amplify the voices of young people working to make a difference." –– Amy Munslow, education manager

Amy's work ranges from developing classroom curriculum to creating activities for young people and meeting with teachers to better understand their civic education needs. She is constantly generating ideas to better support educators and young people in the civic education space.

03/04/2020
Program highlights: Richard Blanco

WATCH: Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco appeared in a February 2020 Getting to the Point program at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. The conversation was moderated by Porsha Olayiwola, poet laureate for the City of Boston.

Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco appeared in a February 2020 Getting to the Point program at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. The conversation was ...

The Your Vote Matters exhibit will encourage critical thinking about some of voting’s most challenging issues, such as v...
03/03/2020

The Your Vote Matters exhibit will encourage critical thinking about some of voting’s most challenging issues, such as voter suppression and equal representation. Make a gift today and help us share this essential voting exhibit with the community.

With your support, we will continue to inspire the next generation of leaders. ➡️ ow.ly/Xv3l50ylZk0

On Thursday, January 30, the Kennedy Institute welcomed several history experts in partnership with the Massachusetts Hi...
03/02/2020
Politics of the Founding Era and Today

On Thursday, January 30, the Kennedy Institute welcomed several history experts in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society to discuss how our nation’s founders grappled with many of the same political issues that our country faces today and how we can learn by reflecting on our past.

Watch the C-SPAN and American History TV coverage here. ⬇️

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston hosts panelists who compare Founding Era politics to today's, looking at partisanship, foreign influence and the role of the media.

In the Your Vote Matters exhibit, visitors will be introduced to the core aspects of voting that are key to a healthy de...
03/02/2020

In the Your Vote Matters exhibit, visitors will be introduced to the core aspects of voting that are key to a healthy democracy. Through participatory experiences, visitors will be able to build familiarity with ballots, practice the voting process, and even register to vote.

Now is the chance to have an impact. ➡️ ow.ly/Xv3l50ylZk0

Thanks to all who came to the Getting to the Point program with presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco and City of B...
03/01/2020

Thanks to all who came to the Getting to the Point program with presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco and City of Boston poet laureate Porsha Olayiwola. Watch the program video here: http://ow.ly/EBM650yzQkT.

Watch live: the Kennedy Institute's Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco and moderator Porsha Olayiwola is now under...
02/27/2020
Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco

Watch live: the Kennedy Institute's Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco and moderator Porsha Olayiwola is now underway. View the program livestream here. ⬇️

Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco will visit the Institute for a discussion on the themes he explores in his recent poetry collection, How to Love a Country, and how Americans can find common ground through shared experiences and ideals.

At 6:00 p.m., join the Kennedy Institute for Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco and moderator Porsha Olayiwola. A ...
02/27/2020
Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco

At 6:00 p.m., join the Kennedy Institute for Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco and moderator Porsha Olayiwola. A livestream is available to watch here. ⬇️

Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco will visit the Institute for a discussion on the themes he explores in his recent poetry collection, How to Love a Country, and how Americans can find common ground through shared experiences and ideals.

Join the Kennedy Institute later today for Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco. Presidential inaugural poet Richard...
02/27/2020
Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco

Join the Kennedy Institute later today for Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco. Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco will visit the Institute for a Getting to the Point discussion on the themes he explores in his recent poetry collection, How to Love a Country, and how Americans can find common ground through shared experiences and ideals.

The discussion will be moderated by Porsha Olayiwola, Poet Laureate for the City of Boston.

Registration is available on the Institute's website. ⬇️

Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco will visit the Institute for a discussion on the themes he explores in his recent poetry collection, How to Love a Country, and how Americans can find common ground through shared experiences and ideals.

Raise your hand if you like to vote! For residents of Massachusetts, you can cast a ballot prior to the state's primary ...
02/24/2020

Raise your hand if you like to vote! For residents of Massachusetts, you can cast a ballot prior to the state's primary next week on March 3.

Learn more about the early voting process with information from the Secretary of the Commonwealth. ➡️ MassEarlyVote.com

February 22 marks what would have been Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s 88th birthday. In honor of this day, visit the Instit...
02/22/2020

February 22 marks what would have been Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s 88th birthday. In honor of this day, visit the Institute’s website for details on his legacy as Lion of the Senate and life of public service. ➡️ ow.ly/Zn6150yqCgm

🚨 Just announced:The Kennedy Institute's Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco program on Thursday, February 27 will ...
02/21/2020
Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco

🚨 Just announced:

The Kennedy Institute's Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco program on Thursday, February 27 will be moderated by Porsha Olayiwola, Poet Laureate for the City of Boston.

Register for the conversation here. ⬇️

Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco will visit the Institute for a discussion on the themes he explores in his recent poetry collection, How to Love a Country, and how Americans can find common ground through shared experiences and ideals.

Up next for the staff spotlights is a staff member who works directly with Institute leadership and plays an integral pa...
02/21/2020

Up next for the staff spotlights is a staff member who works directly with Institute leadership and plays an integral part in the organizational and scheduling aspects for the executive office.

"The Institute is a wonderful place for Massachusetts teachers to provide their students with opportunities to experience the new civics standards in action." –– Chelsey Burke, Executive Assistant

Friendly reminder to stop by the Kennedy Institute for February Vacation Week to experience several different family-fri...
02/18/2020

Friendly reminder to stop by the Kennedy Institute for February Vacation Week to experience several different family-friendly activities. ➡️ ow.ly/Zoub50ypOiX

02/18/2020
WBZ New England Weekend radio feature

Recently, Caroline Angel Burke, the Kennedy Institute's Vice President of Education, Visitor Experience & Collections, spoke with Jordan Rich on WBZ NewsRadio about educational and public programming.

Listen here. ⬇️

Caroline Angel Burke, the Kennedy Institute's Vice President of Education, Visitor Experience & Collections, spoke with Jordan Rich on WBZ NewsRadio about ed...

The Kennedy Institute is preparing to spotlight the fundamental ideologies and mechanics of voting in a new special exhi...
02/18/2020

The Kennedy Institute is preparing to spotlight the fundamental ideologies and mechanics of voting in a new special exhibit titled Your Vote Matters.

Help make this exciting new installation a reality. ➡️ ow.ly/Xv3l50ylZk0

In honor of Susan B. Anthony's birthday, stop by the Kennedy Institute to experience The Citizen's Senate which covers t...
02/15/2020

In honor of Susan B. Anthony's birthday, stop by the Kennedy Institute to experience The Citizen's Senate which covers the Women's Suffrage Movement.

This inspiring 20-minute program examines the context and importance of crucial turning points in American history, and reflects on their impact on our lives today. ➡️ ow.ly/o7We50ym0ry

Happening in two weeks, join the Kennedy Institute for a Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco. The presidential inau...
02/13/2020
Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco

Happening in two weeks, join the Kennedy Institute for a Getting to the Point with Richard Blanco. The presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco will visit the Institute for a discussion on the themes he explores in his recent poetry collection, How to Love a Country, and how Americans can find common ground through shared experiences and ideals.

Register on the Institute's website. ⬇️

Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco will visit the Institute for a discussion on the themes he explores in his recent poetry collection, How to Love a Country, and how Americans can find common ground through shared experiences and ideals.

It won't be like the Kennedy Institute's presidential pet primary last fall, but the chance for Massachusetts voters to ...
02/12/2020

It won't be like the Kennedy Institute's presidential pet primary last fall, but the chance for Massachusetts voters to make their voices heard in the 2020 White House race is less than a month away on Tuesday, March 3. 🗳🇺🇸

The deadline to register to vote, update your address, or change your party affiliation is today, so make sure you are ready. ➡️ ow.ly/4dlX50yjSqK

Caroline Angel Burke, the Kennedy Institute's Vice President for Education, Visitor Experience and Collections, made a r...
02/10/2020
Talk of the Neighborhoods: Sheila Dillon, Boston Chief of Housing/Caroline Angel Burke, Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Caroline Angel Burke, the Kennedy Institute's Vice President for Education, Visitor Experience and Collections, made a recent appearance on Boston Neighborhood Network's Talk of the Neighborhoods show with host Joe Heisler to discuss educational opportunities for school groups, programming available to the general public, Senator Edward M. Kennedy's legacy of bipartisanship, and other topics.

Watch the interview starting 30 minutes into this video. ⬇️

This week on Talk of the Neighborhoods, host Joe Heisler first talks with Mayor Walsh's Chief of Housing Sheila Dillon about the city's ambitious plans to increase the number of affordable housing units. Then, on the second half, Joe talks with Caroline Angel Burke, Vice President for Education, Vis...

Julia Maruca of The Daily Free Press recently covered the Kennedy Institute's program Our Nation's Founders and Today's ...
02/09/2020
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute invites historians to contextualize today’s political challenges – The Daily Free Press

Julia Maruca of The Daily Free Press recently covered the Kennedy Institute's program Our Nation's Founders and Today's Political Challenges where panelists reflected on the country's origins and contemporary issues.

Read the article here. ⬇️

Community, Features The Edward M. Kennedy Institute invites historians to contextualize today’s political challenges February 3, 2020 12:06 am by Julia Maruca As the nation ramps up for an election year, candidates and citizens are confronting difficult modern political issues. However, conversati...

Last week, Kennedy Institute staff were at theInstitute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School for a conversation featuri...
02/08/2020
A Conversation with Vicki Kennedy and Cindy McCain

Last week, Kennedy Institute staff were at the
Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School for a conversation featuring Institute Co-Founder and Board of Directors President Victoria Reggie Kennedy and McCain Institute Board of Trustees Chair Cindy McCain with former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey as moderator.

Watch the entire forum here. ⬇️

A discussion on public service and legacy with attorney and President of the Board and Co-Founder, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Vicki Kennedy and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, Cindy McCain. The conversation will be m...

Next in the Institute's series of staff spotlights is someone who serves on the technology team."At the Institute, we ar...
02/07/2020

Next in the Institute's series of staff spotlights is someone who serves on the technology team.

"At the Institute, we are passionate about inspiring and educating people to engage in our democracy. Civic engagement is vital to our future." –– Luis Colon, Customer Support Engineer, who plays a key role in managing the technology behind our interactive visitor experiences.

02/07/2020
Cybersecurity Badge Day 2020: Girl Scouts of Eastern MA focuses on data privacy and tech policy – MIT Media Lab

Recently, members in the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts visited the Kennedy Institute in order to discover more about cybersecurity and earn a badge on the subject. Get details from this MIT Media Lab report by Stephanie Nguyen on the participants' workshops. ⬇️

The Personal Robots team collaborated with the Girl Scouts and the EMK Institute for the US Senate to teach 60 students about data privacy.

While senators in Washington, D.C. deliberated about the presidential impeachment charges, during the same day, local st...
02/06/2020
High school students hold their own impeachment proceedings at Edward Kennedy Institute

While senators in Washington, D.C. deliberated about the presidential impeachment charges, during the same day, local students took on the task right here in the Institute's full-scale replica Senate Chamber and their experience was covered by Scott McDonnell and Boston 25 News.

As the current installment of the Today's Vote program, this opportunity is available to the general public at large.

Watch below to find out more. ⬇️

Local students didn’t need to travel to Washington, D.C. for a front seat to the vote. They were able to have their own right here in Boston, inside the Edward Kennedy Institute.

The Kennedy Institute is planning an exhibit that will spotlight the fundamental ideologies and mechanics of voting in a...
02/06/2020

The Kennedy Institute is planning an exhibit that will spotlight the fundamental ideologies and mechanics of voting in a new special exhibit titled Your Vote Matters.

Now more than ever, we need your support to open this essential exhibit and empower the next generation of voters and leaders. ➡️ ow.ly/7xm650ydvcb

Local Girl Scouts in Framingham created their own A Seat at the Table exhibit based on the Kennedy Institute's version a...
02/05/2020
PHOTOS & VIDEO: Framingham Girl Scouts Create Their Own Seat At The Table - Framingham Source

Local Girl Scouts in Framingham created their own A Seat at the Table exhibit based on the Kennedy Institute's version and it is now on display at the Amazing Things Arts Center.

Learn more from Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni below and Nancy Olesin at The Milford Daily News here. ➡️ ow.ly/Xsgu50yeJFs

FRAMINGHAM – “It’s always been men at the top of the business ladder,” said Framingham Girl Scout Anya Patel. “Now

This morning, State Senator Walter F. Timilty (D-Milton), State Representative Bill Galvin (D-Canton), and State Represe...
02/05/2020

This morning, State Senator Walter F. Timilty (D-Milton), State Representative Bill Galvin (D-Canton), and State Representative Lou Kafka (D-Stoughton) were at the Institute to speak with constituents from O'Donnell Middle School in Stoughton. They discussed their paths to public service, the importance of listening and collaboration, and their passion for helping constituents.

Earlier today, State Senator Patrick O'Connor was at the Kennedy Institute to welcome Marshfield High School student-sen...
02/03/2020

Earlier today, State Senator Patrick O'Connor was at the Kennedy Institute to welcome Marshfield High School student-senators who then debated the Farm Bill. The Senator encouraged students to register to vote, which they can now do at the Institute.

He also gave thoughtful remarks on how this is a great space that speaks to Senator Edward M. Kennedy's legacy of bringing people together to have a conversation and compromise.

01/31/2020
Youth Civic Engagement

Last month, the Kennedy Institute welcomed former Georgia gubernatorial nominee and Fair Fight Action founder Stacey Abrams to chat with youth leaders from local organizations including Boston International Newcomers Academy, Chica Project, the Mayor's Youth Council Boston, the Office of Boston City Council member Andrea J. Campbell, UMass Boston, and the UMass Boston John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy & Global Studies.

Watch this video to discover more about the Institute’s civic engagement and partnership efforts.

Watch live: the Institute's program Our Nation's Founders and Today's Political Challenges will begin momentarily. ⬇️
01/30/2020
Our Nation's Founders and Today's Political Challenges

Watch live: the Institute's program Our Nation's Founders and Today's Political Challenges will begin momentarily. ⬇️

Experts will discuss how our nation’s founders grappled with many of the same political issues that our country faces today, including political polarization and approaches to health care, and how we can learn by reflecting on our past.

Starting at 6 p.m., watch a livestream for the Institute's program Our Nation's Founders and Today's Political Challenge...
01/30/2020
Our Nation's Founders and Today's Political Challenges

Starting at 6 p.m., watch a livestream for the Institute's program Our Nation's Founders and Today's Political Challenges.

Experts will discuss how our nation’s founders grappled with many of the same political issues that our country faces today, including political polarization and approaches to health care, and how we can learn by reflecting on our past.

Yesterday, the Kennedy Institute welcomed State Senator Patrick O'Connor back to the replica Senate Chamber to speak wit...
01/29/2020

Yesterday, the Kennedy Institute welcomed State Senator Patrick O'Connor back to the replica Senate Chamber to speak with young constituents from South Shore Charter Public School. He talked about working across the aisle and public service.

Students in attendance received voter registration forms at the end of their SIM and the Senator said that voting was one of the most important actions that they could take to participate in our democracy.

"My friends, I ask you to join in this historic journey - to have the courage to choose change. It is time again for a n...
01/28/2020

"My friends, I ask you to join in this historic journey - to have the courage to choose change. It is time again for a new generation of leadership. It is time now for Barack Obama." –– Senator Edward M. Kennedy on this day in 2008

Watch the speech from C-SPAN. ➡️ ow.ly/3CKI50y7dTJ
Read it on the Institute's website. ➡️ ow.ly/WPjS50y7dTK

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210 William T Morrissey Blvd
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Opening Hours

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Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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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.
I know with my surgeries on the same hip twice in August and November. Then dislocations because of a neighbor. I know Senator Kennedy was the best Senator we ever had. Nothing like Senator Warren. He actually helped people. I have a letter from him, when I was trying to get help with the custody of my children. I saved it. I would gladly give it to the museum if the wanted it