Symposium Videos

Our thanks to LCAT-Lawrence Community Access Television for capturing the following symposium sessions on video!

Below please find 10 of 18 panel presentations and both the morning keynote and lunchtime programs. We will continue to post links as they are made available to us.

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Morning Welcome
Susan Grabski, Executive Director, Lawrence History Center; Professor Robert Forrant, Department of History, UMass Lowell/LHC Board of Directors

Keynote Address: "The Planners and the People: Boston's Urban Renewal Revisited"
Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University



Fifty Years of Community (Urban) Renewal
Moderator: Jim Beauchesne, Visitor Services Supervisor, Lawrence Heritage State Park
Speakers: Dan Cahill, Principal, Dan Cahill and Associates



Malls, Modernism, and Urban Renewal
Moderator: Llana Barber, Assistant Professor of American Studies, State University of New York – College at Old Westbury
Speakers: Kathleen Mahoney, Master’s Student, Public History Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Katelin Olson, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University; Richard Padova, M.Ed, M.A., Instructor of History, Geography and Government in the Global Studies Department, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA



From Demolition to Preservation to Celebration: Renewing Lowell, Mass.
Moderator: Celeste Bernardo, Superintendent at Lowell National Historical Park
Speakers: Peter Aucella, Assistant Superintendent, Lowell National Historical Park; Fred Faust, CEO, The Edge Group, Lowell; Paul Marion, president of the Lowell Heritage Partnership; Charles Parrott, Historical Architect, Lowell National Historical Park



Parks, Place, and Preservation
Moderator: Professor Carrie Poirier, Merrimack College
Speakers: Jim Beauchesne, Visitor Services Supervisor, Lawrence Heritage State Park; James C. (Jim) O’Connell, Planner, Boston Office, Northeast Region, National Park Service



Neighbors No More – Urban Renewal Comparisons and Research Methods in Lawrence and Lowell
Moderator: Dianne Sergiej
Speakers: Fabiane Kelley, B.A. in History, UMass Lowell Honors College; Dr. Mehmed Ali, Program and Project Coordinator, UMass Lowell Libraries; Zachary Najarian-Najafi, Undergraduate Student, UMass Lowell; Anthony Sampas; Archivist and Metadata Specialist, UMass Lowell Libraries



Lunchtime Welcome
Susan Grabski, LHC Executive Director; Marianne Paley Nadel, Owner of the Everett Mill; Maggie Super Church, Independent Consultant to the Lawrence Redevelopment Authority and the Cecil Group, Inc.

Lunchtime presentation: Urban Renewal in Lawrence through the “Rising” Voices of Bread Loaf
Led by teacher Mary Guerrero, Lawrence middle school students will communicate through their writing how they see Lawrence and what’s important to them about their city. Students will highlight a new traveling exhibit containing their writing and artwork that will be unveiled for the first time on symposium day (Exhibit design by artist Kate Delaney).



Neighborhood Effects
Moderator: Professor Robert Forrant, UMass Lowell/LHC Board of Directors
Speakers: UMass Lowell Undergraduates Student Richard Garcia, Esther Mawhinney, Loren Diforte, Alessha Guzzi, and Danielle Ringler



Resurrecting a Vanished Neighborhood: Interpreting Urban Renewal at Boston’s West End Museum
Moderator: Kathy Flynn, LHC Volunteer
Speakers:Professor Lois Ascher, Clerk, West End Museum Board; Dr. Susan A. Hanson, President/Director, West End Museum; Duane Lucia, Curator of Exhibits, West End Museum; CEO, Gallery East Network



Urban Renewal, a Small City’s Approach: Keeping Heritage Alive While Transforming the Urban Landscape (Gardner, MA)
Moderator: Mark Svendsen, LHC Board of Directors / Central Catholic High School
Speakers: Trevor Beauregard, Executive Director, Gardner Redevelopment Authority; Russell Burke, Director of Planning with BSC Group; Tracie Pouliot, Community-Based Visual Artist/ Chair City Oral History Project; Dale Lucier, Subject, Chair City Oral History Project; Moe Savoie, Chair City Community Art Center



Provenance, Preservation and Discovery: Urban Renewal Archival Resources in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Moderator: Jurg Siegenthaler, PhD, Social Sciences, Universität Bern; Treasurer, Friends of the Lawrence Heritage State Park
Speakers: Amita Kiley, Collections Manager, Lawrence History Center; Kathleen Flynn, Researcher, Lawrence History Center; Richard Wetmore, Volunteer, Lawrence History Center; Louise Sandberg, Special Collections, Lawrence Public Library



Speaking Renewal in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Moderator: Llana Barber, Assistant Professor of American Studies, State University of New York – College at Old Westbury
Speakers:
We, the People: Voices of the Immigrant City, Mark Cutler, Spanish Instructor, Phillips Academy Andover
A Personal Account of Lawrence in the 1950s and 1960s, Anthony DiFruscia, Attorney at Law, DiFruscia Law Office; President and Founder, A.D. Management and Realty, Lawrence



'Out with the Old in with the New’: Public Perceptions of Rebuilding Haverhill City Hall
Moderator: Mark Svendsen, LHC Board of Directors / Central Catholic High School
Speakers:Beyond Brick and Mortar: Alternative Forms of Historic Preservation, Sarah Sycz Jaworski, Community Engagement Assistant, Historic New England
Beyond Brick and Mortar: Alternative Forms of Historic Preservation, Sarah Sycz Jaworski, Community Engagement Assistant, Historic New England
UMass Lowell Undergraduate Student Nairoby Gabriel

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