Gonson Daytime Lecture Series

Enliven your Wednesday mornings with stimulating presentations at the Cambridge Center!  Presenters will focus on a wide range of topics.

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Do you have interesting expertise that you'd like to share? Submit your lecture idea via ccae.org/courseproposals.


Upcoming talks:

May 2 | Tickets
HOW BOSTON'S FOOD SCENE HIT THE BIG TIME
Louisa Kasdon | Founder, Let's Talk About Food
Ilene Bezahler | Publisher, Edible Boston
The Boston food scene has shifted from being a poor relation to New York and California's vibrancy to becoming one of the best food regions in the world. With great chefs, great restaurants, there has been a major shift to top-quality local food and artisanship. What and who sparked Boston's food vigor? Join The Food Voice co-founders Ilene Bezahler of Edible Boston and Louisa Kasdon of Let's Talk About Food for a delicious discussion.

May 9 | Tickets
THE PROCRASTINATION SOLUTION
Barry Kesselman | Psychotherapist
Most people procrastinate in one way or another. This talk is for people who want to begin to explore the purposefulness of their procrastination and the possibility of more directly and easily accomplishing those things they need to and want to do. The program will include lecture, a guided imagery and writing exercise, and time for participants to ask questions.

May 16 | Tickets 
THE LAND BEYOND THE VEIL: 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN SPIRITUALISM
Maggi Smith-Dalton | Musician, Author, Public Historian
Join Maggi as we explore the popularity of
Spiritualism in 19th century America and how it renewed interest in the occult. Spiritualism originally blossomed out of an attempt to find an intellectual and emotional balance between science and religion. Some places, like Salem, Mass., feared fueling this fire. The history behind the religion of Spiritualism and the social movement that took root in restless America, a land of new beginnings and endless opportunity, was also a history of women’s empowerment, and, perhaps, of endless hope and optimism.