‘Healing Fibers’ exhibit: Between cultural appropriation and activism

The “Healing Fibers” exhibit on a recent Saturday night was a place to hear the silent cries of those who do not have a voice. The artwork displayed all incorporated fibers in some way, and highlighted the event’s theme of indigenous culture and activism using various perspectives from history, philosophy, aesthetics and politics.

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The Quad [Nov. 19-25]: Four things to know from Becker, Quinsigamond Community College, WPI and Clark

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Becker, UMass Law team to launch accelerated law degree

Students enrolled in Becker’s pre-law program can now go from classroom to courtroom in just six years. Becker and UMass School of Law at Dartmouth signed an articulation agreement that will allow Becker’s most talented pre-law students to complete both their undergraduate studies and law degree in six years, instead of seven.

“This is a great new program which allows students to enter law school in their senior year and save time and money in the process,” said Ursula Furi-Perry, Becker’s assistant dean of the School of Nursing and Behavioral Sciences, who heads the departments of Criminal Justice/Legal Studies. “UMass in particular is a wonderful partner because of its intense focus on social justice and access to justice issues which resonate with our students.”

Inbox [Nov. 19-25]: News and notes from Simon Malls, Webster Five, Paul DePalo, Worcester Free Tax Service, Mass. Symphony and Bravehearts

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Auburn, Solomon Pond malls open at 12:31 a.m. on Black Friday

Auburn Mall and Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough have announced their hours for Black Friday, Nov. 24.

The malls will open at 12:31 a.m. on Black Friday and will close at 9 p.m.

Webster Five hires new SVP, senior lending officer

Webster Five Cents Savings Bank has hired Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer Christopher Watson to lead its Business Banking Division.

Worcester Weekly: Worcester City Tournament, Social Upheaval + more, Nov. 12-18

The most fun you’ll have with a calendar of events all week. And you just might learn something, too.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 — Worcester Railers vs. Brampton Beast, 10:05 a.m., DCU Center, 50 Foster St.  Consider this a rivalry game, Railers fans — the Beast are the ECHL affiliate of the hated Montreal Canadiens. And while the new hometown team is aligned with the NHL’s New York Islanders, a) they don’t like the Canadiens much either (who does, eh?) and b) this is still Bruins country. So sharpen the elbows and bring on the intensity for this one.

Railers goalie Mitch Gillam, 25 — and Canadian, but not a Canadien — who started the last three seasons at Cornell University, is among the ECHL leaders in goals against average (first, at 2.00, after Friday’s games) and save percentage (eighth, .929).

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Inbox [Oct. 18]: News and notes from NAACP and Worcester Youth Center, Assumption, WPI, Quinsig, Workforce Investment Board, Renewable Energy Worcester, SPM

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Candidate forums at Youth Center

The Worcester NAACP is hosting two councilor-at-large candidate forums at the Worcester Youth Center.

The forums are planned for 6 p.m. tonight and Oct. 25 at the center, 326 Chandler St.

Candidates will be asked questions posed by our nonprofit sponsors that deal with issues of diversity, inclusion and labor. Members of the Worcester Youth Center will help facilitate both forums.

Assumption to celebrate opening of Tsotsis Family Academic Center

The community is invited to join Assumption College President Francesco C. Cesareo, the Tsotsis family and the college’s Board of Trustees for a ribbon cutting ceremony to honor the completion of the Tsotsis Family Academic Center.

The event is 4-5:30 p.m. Friday. Following the brief ceremony, tours of the facility will be offered.

Worcester Weekly: Clark zombies, WPI football + more, Oct. 15-21

The most fun you’ll have with a calendar of events all week. And you just might learn something, too.

Monday, Oct. 16 — Hops & Harmony at the Hall, 6 p.m. [doors open at 5:30], Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St.  Sometimes all it takes is a little liquid courage to let your inner Bruno Mars or Lady Gaga out of the shower and into the eardrums of — gasp! — real, live other people. Disclaimer: the Worcester Sun and its affiliates do not recommend consuming alcohol in the shower (unless you’re in a 1980s baseball movie).

Still in its infancy, the Hops & Harmony series is intended to be “a fun night of live music with audience participation. Enjoy time with friends, meet new ones, and learn popular music in three parts for fun and YouTube stardom. This get-out-of-the-house experience is a great way to unwind and let loose after a long day.” Tickets are $5.