Black Heritage Trail of NH’s Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk Series


A New Deal for a Great Society: Envisioning the Future
Sunday, April 21, 2024 2pm Nashua Public Library

To register: https://blackheritagetrailnh.org/elinor-williams-hooker-tea-talks-2024/

The sixth and closing conversation in the esteemed Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk Series features a young panel of forward thinkers wrestling with the question: what should a New Deal for a Greater Society look like?

Now in its 10thyear, the Tea Talks, presented each winter by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (BHTNH), are participatory panel-led conversations about how our state’s past helps us envision a more equitable future. This winter’s focus has been on federal programs from Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal to Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and their impact on New Hampshire; earlier Tea Talks in this year’s series included topics ranging from housing to healthcare, education to criminal justice.

On April 21, Hon. Linda Gaithright, NH State Representative, Hillsborough County District 10, Nashua will moderate a panel composed of Nate Giffard, Data Director, America Votes; Hon. Jonah Wheeler, NH State Representative, Hillsborough County District 33, Peterborough; and Grace Kindeke, Program Coordinator at American Friends Service Committee. Speaking from their lived experience and expertise, panelists will discuss current federal and local policies and how they can be made more just for the future.

JerriAnne Boggis, BHTNH executive director, poses the critical questions the panel will address what constitutes a just society and how can we achieve that dream? Knowing that history and where we are now, our young panel of forward thinkers looks out six more decades to envision a better future. What should a New Deal for a Greater Society look like?”

The 2024 Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk Series is sponsored in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities.  

Event Information – live and Zoom
Black Heritage Trail of NH’s Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk Series
A New Deal for a Great Society: Envisioning the Future
Sunday, April 21, 2024, 2pm Nashua Public Library – 2 Court St, Nashua NH

About the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire promotes awareness and appreciation of African American history and life in order to build more inclusive communities today. We work to visibly honor and share a truer, more inclusive history through exhibits, educational programs, curriculum development and tours that can change the way our country understands human dignity when it is free of historical stereotypes. Building on the success of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail that started more than two decades ago, the statewide Black Heritage Trail connects the stories of New Hampshire’s African heritage by documenting and making visible many of the historic sites that testify to this rich history. The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is an independent, nonprofit organization. The organization is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit; Taxpayer Identification Number 81-3921917.