Two very special events highlight the life and legacy of Bill Russell on February 13 & 15 at the Reading Public Library

Reading, MA — The library and CATO – The Coalition of Us are pleased to host a special screening of Part Two of the documentary, Bill Russell: Legend. Come to the Community Room on Tuesday, February 13, and get to know the man with “more rings than fingers” who was a legend on and off the Garden’s parquet floor. Russell was a resident of Reading in the 1960s and his experience in the town was difficult. While many things have changed since then, Reading residents are still grappling with recurring issues around equity and inclusion today.

Then on Thursday, February 15, join CATO for Charting a Way Forward for an Equitable and Inclusive Reading, a panel and audience discussion on Bill Russell’s experience and legacy in Reading. This program will bring together a group of Reading’s community members and leaders to share their stories and engage in meaningful dialogue about what honoring Bill Russell’s legacy in Reading means today. Throughout the discussions we will generate an understanding of how we can build a stronger and more inclusive Reading community.

For more information visit:

Screening | February 13 | 700pm |
Conversation | February 15 | 700pm |
CATO – The Coalition of Us |

The Reading Public Library is committed to evolving together to strengthen communication, equity, collaboration, and learning in our community. Our mission is to be a center and resource for learning and civic engagement. We provide a place and platform of, by, and for the people who can benefit as individuals as well as contribute to the well-being of the community. We work to achieve these goals and commitments by focusing on education, equity, accountability, and access.

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