MILL CITY GROWS WELCOMES AWARD-WINNING LOWELL PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER & AUTHOR, JESSICA LANDER

Oct 2, 2022

MILL CITY GROWS PRESENTS AWARD-WINNING LOWELL PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER AND AUTHOR JESSICA LANDER, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022, AT LALA BOOKS

Ms. Lander will read from and discuss her new book Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education

[LOWELL, MA] – Lowell-based non-profit Mill City Grows (MCG) is proud to host this poignant and timely conversation and discussion with Lowell Public School teacher and author Jessica Lander on Thursday, October 13, from 5pm – 7pm at lala books, 189 Market Street, Lowell. Ms. Lander will read from and discuss her newest book, Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education, which will be officially released on October 4, 2022. Advanced copies of Making Americans are available for pre-order at lala books at https://www.lalabookstore.com. The event is FREE and open to the public, and is the final event presented in commemoration of MCG’s 10-year Anniversary. For complete details, please visit MillCityGrows.org or call 978-455-2620.

A compelling read for everyone who cares about America’s future, Making Americans brims with innovative ideas for educators and policy-makers across the country. Setting out from her classroom, Ms. Lander takes the reader on a powerful and urgent journey to understand what it takes for immigrant students to become Americans. She shares stories of innovative schools working with immigrant-origin students and unearths the history of cases and laws that have transformed schools. Ms. Lander also profiles some of her remarkable Lowell High School immigrant students. 

 To learn more about Jessica Lander and her complete list of published works, please visit JessicaLander.com

 “Mill City Grows Presents Author Jessica Lander” marks the conclusion of the organization’s 10 signature events in 2022 throughout the City of Lowell commemorating MCG’s 10-Year Anniversary. In 2012, MCG launched a single community garden at Rotary Club Park in Lowell’s Back Central neighborhood. After a decade of working with residents, businesses, and city officials, the organization now manages 24 school and community gardens, more than five acres of Urban Farm land, and a range of food distribution and food education programs that engage over 15,000 residents per year. Mill City Grows is committed to ensuring that local foods, from our own urban farms and sourced from other regional growers, is accessible to residents of all income levels. 

Mill City Grows’ 10th Anniversary Celebration is made possible with the generosity of MCG’s 10th Anniversary Event Sponsors: Bank of America, The Nancy L. and Richard K. Donahue Foundation, Jim Waldo & Susan Mitchell, Plenus Group, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Microdesk, Verizon Foundation, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Enterprise Bank, and Eastern Bank. Additional support is provided by the Mass Cultural Council. Mill City Grows is a recipient of the Cummings Foundation $25 Million Grant Program. 

About Mill City Grows

For the past 10 years, Mill City Grows (MCG) has worked towards food justice in Lowell, Massachusetts, using the following strategies and programs: education in and out of schools, supporting community leadership through community gardens, increasing urban agriculture through urban farming, implementing a mobile market, and empowering people to produce their own food. MCG infuses food production spaces with food education to support their belief that a community that understands how to grow, access, and prepare healthy food will have better quality of life and deeper investment in their local environment. Visit MillCityGrows.org to learn more, and follow MCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Media Contact:
Jessica Moore-Wilson
Executive Director
Jessica@millcitygrows.org
978-455-2620

Contact:
Jessica Moore-Wilson, Executive Director
Jessica@millcitygrows.org
978-455-2620
MillCityGrows.org

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