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January 20, 2022

Now in its tenth year, the series remains free and open to the public

ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum kicks off the 10th year of its Discovery Museum Speaker Series with Chris Singleton, inspirational speaker and children’s book author, speaking on “Unity in Our Communities: Empowering Kids and Communities to Put Human Dignity First.” The event will be held virtually via Zoom webinar on Wednesday, February 16 from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Registration for this event and the entire 2022 series is open now at http://bit.ly/DMSpeakerSeries. All events will be virtual.

Singleton will share his expertise on how communities in both big cities and small towns can be united and explain the differences between listening to argue a point versus listening to understand perspectives. Whether they agree with their counterparts or not, the audience will be equipped with a different perspective on privilege and racism and receive key takeaways they can use in their everyday life to be more empathetic. Singleton’s heart-warming story of how love conquers hate will leave the audience inspired to be the change that they wish to see in the world.

Chris Singleton is a former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Following the loss of his mother in a racially motivated mass shooting, Chris has now become an inspirational speaker and best-selling author who has shared his message of unity and racial reconciliation with clients such as: Microsoft, Biogen, Houston Texans, and Washington Wizards, sharing with over 50 organizations and more than 30,000 students annually. Singleton is the author of two children’s books: Your Life Matters and Different: A Story About Loving Your Neighbor, both of which may be purchased locally at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton.

Full 2022 Schedule

All 2022 events will be presented virtually via Zoom webinar, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, and are free and open to the public. Registration for all events is open now on the Museum’s website at http://bit.ly/DMSpeakerSeries.

Wednesday, February 16 | “Unity in Our Communities: Empowering Kids and Communities to Put Human Dignity First,” with Chris Singleton, inspirational speaker and children’s book author.

Thursday, March 24 | “The Power of Play: How to Help Children Buffer Stress and Become More Resilient,” with Dr. Michael Yogman, pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Wednesday, April 27 | “Helping Kids Understand Climate Change and How to Make a Difference,” with children’s book authors Stacy Clark and Christy Mihaly.

Thursday, September 22 | “Playgrounds vs. Playpens: Coding, Computational Thinking, and Robotics in Early Childhood,” with Marina Umaschi Bers, PhD, Professor, Tufts University, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development; Secondary Appointment, Department of Computer Sciences.

Wednesday, November 16 | “The Art of Storytelling,” with Joseph Sarosy and Silke Rose West, authors of "How to Tell Stories to Children.”

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The Discovery Museum Speaker Series remains free thanks to the support of Foundation for MetroWest. Additional support is provided by Enterprise Bank and Sutherland Realty Group/Keller Williams Realty Boston NW. Thank you.