Week 168: L1 Served as an Event Space

One of the benefits to having a newly renovated Lower Level 1 is that it may serve as an event space to host professional events and activities related to our work.

On Saturday, October 21, the Countway was delighted to host the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility’s (GBPSR) Global Health and Peace Awards honoring Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey for the extraordinary work they have done as longtime leaders for climate action and nuclear disarmament and the recipients of the annual Youth Climate Leadership and Youth Nuclear Abolition awards. Scott Podolsky welcomed members on behalf of the Countway and Heather Mumford curated a small event exhibit that offered attendees a glimpse of the rich archival holdings stewarded by the Center related to IPPNW and PSR, including the records of the IPPNW and individual PSR and IPPNW-affiliated or closely connected members like Eric Chivian, Lachlan Forrow, Sanford Gifford, Howard Hiatt, Alexander Leaf, Jennifer Leaning, Bernard Lown, Jim Muller, and Victor Sidel. The GBPSR is a physician-led group of health professionals and community members working to address two existential threats to human health: nuclear war and climate change. It is the founding chapter of the national group Physicians for Social Responsibility and part of PSR’s international federation, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. You can learn more on GBPSR's website. Pictures below!

Saturday’s event was an example of how Countway is a community connector, connecting people with their collections. In this particular situation, The Center was highlighted, the new classrooms, years of renovations projects, the Vizwall, etc. Overall, it was an extremely successful event. If you would like to host a similar professional event related to your work, please contact Luciana.

collage of pictures from the GBPSR event showing staff and attendees seated during the event, speakers (including Senator Warren virtually), and socializing with food afterward.


Upcoming Meetings

Next Countway Strategic Planning Meeting

Wednesday, November 29th 12:00 to 2:00pm Classrooms 102/103, lunch will be served

Next Countway Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, January 10th 1:00 to 2:00pm Classrooms 102/103

Next Countway All-Staff Meeting

Wednesday, January 24th 1:00 to 2:00pm Classrooms 102/103

Below is the schedule for the upcoming all-staff meetings. If you wish to join the schedule for future dates, please reach out to MJ to be placed on the list of presenters.

  • January 24th – Emergency preparedness
  • February 28th – Outreach Team

Upcoming Holidays

  • Friday, November 10th Veterans Day AND Saturday, November 11th *
  • Thursday, November 23rd Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 24th (Observed Holiday)
  • Friday, December 22nd – January 1st Winter Recess

* The library will be open for student study (LHTs and Security will be present)


Have a nice weekend!