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Annual Spring Benefit

We are committed to the health and safety of our community of educators and supporters as we navigate the unprecedented spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). With you in mind, we are transitioning our in-person spring benefit to an online program. This virtual space will offer every guest a front row seat with an unobstructed view of Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, as he speaks on “Protest Nation: What the American Radical Tradition Can Teach Us About Courageous Citizenship."

Our annual benefit is a special occasion that offers all of us the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and converse on the global challenges we face today. It also provides us with philanthropic support that we depend on to underwrite our important work. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors as they remain committed to our mission and this event in its new, digital, format.          

We are grateful for the strong support shown at this event year after year and, though we have moved to a digital platform this year, we sincerely hope you will participate as you have in the past by making a contribution to Primary Source. We will continue on with our usual vigor and enthusiasm as we transition our annual benefit to an online format this year, adapting to the current climate and maintaining our focus on the critical work that we do.

Though not required for registration, we hope that we can continue to rely on your support during this challenging period. Please consider making a donation and participating in our online event from the comfort of your home. Below we have listed guidelines for typical donations made during our annual spring benefit.





Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00pm

Featuring award-winning scholar, public servant, and
social justice activist

Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Protest Nation: What the American Radical Tradition
Can Teach Us About Courageous Citizenship

Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy is an award-winning scholar and educator, public servant, and social justice activist who has devoted his life to public service and social justice. He has taught on the faculty at Harvard University since 2005, and currently holds a joint appointment in Harvard’s undergraduate honors program in History and Literature, the Graduate School of Education, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he is Core Faculty at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Dr. McCarthy is also Visiting Professor of Public Service and Social Justice at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, as well as the Stanley Paterson Professor of American History in the Boston Clemente Course in the Humanities. Dr. McCarthy is the author or editor of five books, has published essays in numerous journals and news publications, and is a frequent media commentator. Shaped by the anti-apartheid and AIDS activist movements of his college years, Dr. McCarthy graduated with honors in History and Literature from Harvard College and earned his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History from Columbia University.





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