- This event has passed.
PLUG iN TO FIGHTING BACK: NEW ENGLAND UNDERDOGS
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Like to cheer for underdogs? Join WCVB Channel 5 “Chronicle” Anchor/Reporter and author of three books about New England, Ted Reinstein, as he shares stories of people who have had to overcome harsh challenges to triumph, in the face of adversity. Meet underdogs like New Bedford’s Lynn Donahue, who seemed destined growing up to go the way of drugs and crime, but instead ended up adding the word, “Dr.” to her name. Meet Mabray “Doc” Kountze, who defied the odds—and prejudice—against him to become the first Black sportswriter to receive an official Red Sox press pass. Sometimes an underdog can be an entire city, like Gloucester, which has found a way to forge on from a heyday long gone, and a future that’s uncertain. And sometimes an underdog is a small town’s beloved but beleaguered landmark, as in Putney, Vermont, where its general store, like the mythical phoenix, rose up after burning down twice in less than two years! Because that is what true underdogs do. The talk will be followed by a Q&A. Zoom program, register at: https://pluggedin-02-22-21.eventbrite.com