Lectures & presentations
“GOT EMPATHY? EMPATHY IN THE WORLD OF 1692 AND NOW.” Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. The Salem Award Foundation presents a discussion with panelists Irene Axelrod, PEM archivist; Professor Emerson “Tad” Baker, Salem State University; Lorri Davis; Damien Echols; the Rev. Jeff Barz-Snell; and moderator Christine Sullivan, chief executive officer, Enterprise Center. Shared experiences and new perspectives offer a chance to discover what lessons have been learned from the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Question-and-answer session to follow. $10 suggested donation, free to students. www.salemaward.org.
NEW LECTURE SERIES. Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St., Marblehead. “Mad for Glory: The Fatal Adventures of the U.S. Battleship Essex,” a lecture by Robert Booth. Lecture relates to the museum’s “Fishing and Shoemaking in Marblehead” exhibit. $10 museum members, $15 nonmembers. Reservations recommended at 781-631-1768.
AMERICAN HISTORY WE DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL. Friday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute, 10 Federal St., Salem. Dr. Stefan Schindler, Woodrow Wilson Fellow and visiting lecturer in philosophy at Salem State University, will discuss how the system of education has omitted some lessons of history. Donations accepted from nonmembers in attendance. www.explorerslli.org.
“MAKING A GLOBAL DIFFERENCE: MEDICAL WORK AND MALNUTRITION IN GUATEMALA.” Monday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meier Hall 444, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Part of the Salem State University Center for Childhood and Youth Studies Lecture Series. Speaker Peter Rohloff, MD, medical director for Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, has spent the last decade working with indigenous communities in Guatemala to facilitate health and well-being through advocacy, activism and the sharing of illness and wellness narratives. Rohloff also serves as a faculty member in global health at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at Harvard Medical School. Free. Sponsored by Center for Childhood and Youth Studies at Salem State University. www.salemstate.edu.