Memorial Hall Library

Courageous Conversations: A Rise in Hate

photo of Jenee Osterheldt
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 7:00pm

Keynote address with Jenee Osterheldt, culture columnist for the Boston Globe.

Register on Zoom.

Hate incidents are on the rise, instilling fear across the country, including right here in Andover.

Courageous Conversations presents a 5-part series on the rise in hate, where it stems from, and the personal impacts. Specifically, these conversations will focus on hate towards Black and Brown people, the LGBTQ community, the Jewish community, Asian Americans and Immigrants. Join in as many of these conversations as you are able!

These important conversations begin virtually on Wednesday January 18, 2023 with keynote speaker Jeneé Osterheldt. 

Jeneé Osterheldt is a culture columnist who covers identity and social justice through the lens of culture and the arts. She centers Black lives and the lives of people of color. Sometimes this means writing about Beyoncé and Black womanhood or unpacking the importance of public art and representation. Sometimes this means taking systemic racism, sexism, and oppression to task. It always means Black lives matter.

She joined the Globe in 2018. A native of Alexandria, Va. and a graduate of Norfolk State University, Osterheldt was a 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where her studies focused on the intersection of art and justice. She previously worked as a Kansas City Star culture columnist.

This series is sponsored by Courageous Conversations and Memorial Hall Library.