Saturday, November 11th is Veterans Day, and in Massachusetts is has been declared “Jane Addams Day” by the state legislature.
A daylong public forum is being held at Edwards Church in downtown Northampton to explore the legacy of the pioneering, but largely unknown, human rights and peace activist.
WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with one of the event organizers, Rutherford Platt, a professor emeritus at UMass Amherst.
The forum on Jane Addams is free and open to the public. It is being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Edwards Church at 297 Main Street in Northampton.
More information is at the Facebook page: RediscoveringJaneAddams.