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The Life and Legacy of Emily Greene Balch

January 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Please join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Emily Greene Balch. Kristen Gwinn-Becker, PhD will discuss the life and legacy of this prominent American economist, sociologist, internationalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner (1946). The talk will detail how Emily’s strong family upbringing and the spirit of activism in Jamaica Plain spurred on her activities in poverty relief, child labor, immigration, settlement work and her leadership in the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Kristin Gwinn-Becker, PhD is the author of Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism, the first scholarly biography of the second American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. 

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January 8, 2017
2:00 pm
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The First Church – Jamaica Plain
6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
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