Fall gatherings, always in style …

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Rose cookin’ up a storm for the CECELIA pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving gathering. (Cece is no help whatsoever!)

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City of Worcester Veterans’ Day Ceremonies

Friday, Nov. 11

A host of activities, including the annual Veterans’ Day Parade, are planned:

Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St.

Parade – 11 a.m.
Parade begins at the corner of Glennie and Grove streets. It will proceed down Grove Street and end at 69 Grove St.

For information regarding parade participation, please call (508) 791-1213 ext. 123.

Wreath Laying Ceremony – 2 p.m.
At the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Green Hill Park, off Lincoln and Belmont streets.

Wreath Laying Ceremony – 2 p.m.
At the Korean War Memorial on Worcester Center Boulevard.

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Nov. 9 at Clark U: Distinguished poverty researcher to present “Visual Poverty Politics”

Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography will host distinguished poverty researcher Sarah Elwood for “Visual Poverty Politics,” a Wallace W. Atwood Lecture, at 7p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center, 950 Main St.

Elwood is professor of geography at the University of Washington; she conducts collaborative research on middle class poverty politics in mixed-income neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and Seattle as well as research on visual politics in poverty activism.

She is co-founder, along with fellow UW professor Victoria Larson, of the Relational Poverty Network (RPN). Funded by the National Science Foundation, the RPN convenes a community of scholars who work within and beyond academia to develop conceptual frameworks, research methodologies, and pedagogies for the study of relational poverty. Relational poverty shifts from thinking about ‘the poor and poor others’ to thinking about relationships of power and privilege.

During her talk, Professor Elwood will discuss her research, and analyze the creative visual practices used by Real Change, an economic and racial justice organization in Seattle that confronts the city’s ongoing shelter crisis.

Professor Elwood’s research contributes to relational poverty, urban geography, visual politics/methods, and critical digital geographies. Her work has appeared in publications including Progress in Human Geography, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and the International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

The annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture, hosted by the Graduate School of Geography, honors the founder of the Graduate School and President of Clark University from 1921 to 1946.