- Friday 1/26/2018
- Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
- Course Code: 905E
- Cost: $5
- Room Location: Westin Waterfront Marina Ballroom IV
- Credits: 0 CE Hours
Author Michael Patrick MacDonald
MacDonald grew up in the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston, a neighborhood that held the highest concentration of white poverty in the United States. After losing four of his eleven siblings and seeing his generation decimated by poverty, crime, addiction and incarceration, he learned to transform personal community trauma by becoming a leading activist, organizer and writer. He has developed gun buyback programs and local support groups for survivors of poverty, violence and the drug trade.
MacDonald has been honored with an American Book Award, A New England Literary Lights Award, and a fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center. He is currently developing his memoir, All Souls, into a TV series and is working on his third book.