Around the turn of the 20th century, the American Settlement House Movement arose as an innovative approach to addressing social issues caused by rapid industrialization and unchecked capitalist greed. In particular, Settlement Houses provided help to the growing number of immigrants living and working in American cities. Join us for an exploration of how the movement and the work continues into the present day. Speakers Nadia Maragha (Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Chicago), Dakota Russell (The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association, Salem, MA), and Katie Vogel (Henry Street Settlement, New York) will describe how their unique organizations tell the stories of the Settlement movement and carry on its vision for a new century. Kenneth Turino, Past President of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association, will moderate.
The Legacy of the Settlement House Movement