[act-ma] Thurs, May 29 -- Cecile Richards, "Banned in Boston"

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Fri May 16 09:32:20 PDT 2008

Ford Hall Forum 
Free Public Lecture & Discussion Series

Banned in Boston: The Silent Speech of Margaret Sanger

Cecile Richards
President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Moderated by
Susan Shaer
Executive Director of W.A.N.D.

Thursday, May 29, at 6:30 pm
at the
Old South Meeting House
(directions at www.fordhallforum.org/directions.html)


³You all know that I have been gagged. I have been suppressed. I have been
arrested numerous times. I have been hauled off to jail. Yet every time,
more people have listened to me, more have protested, more have lifted their
own voices.² Thus read Arthur Schlesinger, Sr. in 1929 as Margaret Sanger
sat silent beside him on the stage of Ford Hall, banned under court
injunction from speaking herself. Cecile Richards, President of Planned
Parenthood, joins us tonight to reflect on that event; its meaning, its
messengers, and the era that gave us the phrase, ³Banned in Boston.²

 Equal time will be provided for prepared remarks and questions from the
Come join the conversation!

Reserved seating available for Ford Hall Forum members.
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This program is presented in collaboration with the Old South Meeting House
as part of the Partners in Public Dialogue Series.

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South Meeting House, as part of their Partners in Public Dialogue Series.
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the Freedom Trail, dedicated to sustaining the building¹s tradition as a
community-gathering place for the free exchange of ideas and to provide a
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