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Frederik Law Olmsted: One Man Play by Gerry Wright

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Frederik Law Olmsted: One Man Play by Gerry Wright

Time: January 28, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: First Church UU Jamaica Plain
Street: 6 Eliot Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map: http://www.jamaicaplainforum.…
Event Type: speaker/forum
Organized By: Liz W.
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2011

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One Man Play by Gerry Wright followed by Q&A

Gerry Wright has researched, written and produced a one-man show honoring the life and
work of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture. The play provides
insights into Olmsted's passionate vision as he played critical roles in the dynamics of
slavery as a writer, in public health action as Executive Secretary of the U.S. Sanitary
Commission in the Civil War, and in conservation as the landscape architect for New
York City's Central Park, Boston's Emerald Necklace and more.

A hundred years after his death, America continues to be challenged with issues of social
justice, health and conservation for which Olmsted was a most persevering, principled
pioneer. The play will look at Olmsted’s vision on sustainability as he integrated his
multiple careers and his aptitude to partner with many different disciplines in order
to promote social justice, conservation and public health in his landscape designs.
Following the play, Olmsted will answer questions and foster a group discussion about
the issues of social justice, conservation and public health on the 19th century and now.

Co-sponsored by: Friends of the Pond, Community Caring Institute

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