A Panel Discussion with Stephen Puleo, Robert Forrant, and moderator Karilyn Crockett
A Series Co-Presented with the Massachusetts Historical Society
After the collapse of an industrial tank of molasses left a North End neighborhood devastated, a legal battle for reparations ensued,prompting questions about the role and responsibilities of businesses within a community. Using the Molasses Flood as an historical backdrop, this panel will explore questions around labor rights and safety, the function of government regulations and the relationship between the public and big business interests;issues that still resonate today as modern Bostonians grapple with a changing corporate landscape and city-wide gentrification.
Reception at 5:30, Program begins at 6:00.
Registration for this program is required at no cost. All registration will be through the Massachusetts Historical Society. Please visit http://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=2767 or call 617-646-0578 to register.
This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute.
This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.