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4 government and political events to check out in Boston this week

4 government and political events to check out in Boston this week
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By Hoodline - Published on April 08, 2019.

Looking to get involved in politics and government?

From a discussion about arts and culture in Ireland to a lecture by the national legal director of the ACLU, here's a rundown of local events coming up in Boston this week that will get you connected to the wide world of civics and political engagement.

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Lecture: Arts and Culture in Today's Ireland

Novelist Liz McManus will discuss the significance of arts and culture in Ireland. Her first novel "Acts of Subversion" was nominated for an  Irish Times/Aer Lingus First Novel award. Lunch will be available.

When: Monday, April 8, noon-2 p.m.
Where: Consulate General of Ireland, 535 Boylston St., 5th Floor
Price: Free

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SPARK Social: Back Bay Edition

Learn how to get involved in your community by attending the SPARK social Wednesday night. SPARK Boston aims to bring together young people to "set priorities, address City issues and plan for Boston's future," according to its website. Meet elected officials and other civically engaged residents.

When: Wednesday, April 10, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Charlesmark at Copley, 655 Boylston St.
Price: Free

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Andrew Yang in Boston, MA!

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang will make a stop in Boston on his Humanity First tour Wednesday night. Yang's platform includes a basic universal income, Medicare for all and "human-centered capitalism," according to his website.

When: Wednesday, April 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common, Tremont and Winter Streets
Price: Free

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Lecture: David Cole, National Legal Director of the ACLU

David Cole, the national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, will discuss "Preserving Liberty in the Trump Era: Lessons from the Legal Resistance." The ACLU has filed more than 200 legal actions related to the Trump administration since the president's inauguration.

When: Thursday, April 11, 12:45-2 p.m.
Where: Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Barristers Hall
Price: Free

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