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The Bedford Lyceum

A Forum on the Arts, Spirituality, Science and Justice

chaired by Ginny Packer

Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 10:50 (unless otherwise noted) 

in Room 202 at First Parish



Special Note:

The Lyceum Committee is happy to report that there will be an exhibit at the Adams Gallery of the Suffolk Law School on Tremont St. (across from Park St. Church) from February 7-March 22 on Chiang Yee and his book "The Silent Traveler in Boston". Those who attended the Lyceum talk last year given by Dr. Da Zheng on Chiang Yee and his Silent Traveler books will want to stop by to see the exhibit and renew their acquaintance. - Dorothy Africa
February 2015


February 1: “Why Do We Call It the Bacon Room?” with Sharon McDonald. The Bacon family was there at the very founding of Bedford, and signed the covenant that established our church. They were pillars of the community – in more ways than one!! – right down to Abigail Bacon, who some of our older members still remember. Come and hear some great stories of shoemakers, inventors, benefactors, grand estates, pizza parlors, and more from Bedford Town Historian and First Parishioner (storyteller extraordinaire) Sharon McDonald. Sharon will also share some letters and photographs.
February 8: “UTEC: Trading Violence and Poverty for Social and Economic Success” with Nancy Schiavone, Director of Development, and other members of the staff. UTEC (United Teen Equality Center) is an award winning and nationally recognized non-profit helping young people, in Lowell and Lawrence, move from violence and poverty to social and economic success. Members of the staff will provide an overview of the organization’s history, programming and future growth plans that include several new public policy initiatives. UTEC’s programming will be brought to life with a video presentation created by filmmaker and photographer Cameron Zohoori, who joined UTEC as a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow through Duke University. Through his work, you will get an inside look at UTEC’s street worker and workforce development programs and hear directly from UTEC youth about life on the streets and their journey to a more hopeful and prosperous future.
February 15 from 9:00-9:50am: TO BE DETERMINED
February 22: NO LYCEUM due to All-Parish workshop.
March 2015

March 1: “Exploring and Experiencing a Different Perspective” with Phil and Janet Vitiello. Janet and Phil travelled to Israel/Palestine as part of an Interfaith Peace Builders’ Delegation. Like most of us, they knew about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict primarily from our media outlets and from Israeli sources. They wanted to get a different perspective and to see for themselves conditions in Israel and in the Palestinian West Bank. Come to this Lyceum to hear what they learned and how this trip changed them.


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