Voices Against Injustice Programs
September 25, 2018
Dawnland film screening.
February 25, 2018
Special Screening of The Post with Charles Sennott and Ben Bradlee Jr.
Since the Fall of 2014, the Voices Against Injustice has offered a series of “Tent Talks” to visitors of the Salem Witch Trials Memorial during the months of June and October. These talks bring greater visibility to issues of human rights and social justice in contemporary society. These brief talks (“16.92”minutes), inspired by the popularity of “Ted Talks”, take place under a pop-up tent at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial and provide a link between the historic events of 1692 and issues affecting us today.
These talks present human rights/social justice issues in an easy and appealing way. June marks the month of the year in 1692 when the first of the accused was put to death. While September saw the last of the deaths, the Court of Oyer and Terminer was dissolved in October 1692. October is also a month rich in visitors to Salem, ripe for accurate information about our past and how it continues to influence the present.