Brockton resident Gia Barboza, assistant professor of African American studies at Northeastern University, researches bullying and aggressive behavior among youths. Watertown resident Allyson Mizoguchi, assistant principal at Wayland High School, and Reading resident Lori Hodin, a psychology teacher and coordinator of the Safe Schools Initiatives at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High, will discuss school culture, antibullying initiatives, and responses by their schools to bullying incidents.
The free program will provide an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. For more information, visit www.domesticviolenceroundtable.org.
BOOK OF STEEL: In his new book, “Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero,” Lexington resident Larry Tye examines the Man of Steel from every angle, including the ways in which the character has evolved to reflect the country’s changing times, and the writers, artists, publishers, and performers who have kept him in the forefront of American pop culture for nearly 75 years.
On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Tye will discuss his theory of Superman’s religion — which he believes to be Jewish — in “Supermensch,’’ a Jewish Book Fair event taking place at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St. in Newton.
Tye said entire books have been devoted to the subject, with people of just about every faith claiming Superman as one of their own. However, Tye cites “compelling evidence” to support his premise, including the superhero’s name.
“Anybody whose name ends in ‘man’ is either a superhero, a Jew, or, in this case, both,” said Tye, a former Boston Globe reporter and Nieman fellow at Harvard University.
Tickets are $8, or $5 for JCC members; for details, visit www.bostonjcc.org.
STOCK EXPLANATION: Jim O’Shaughnessy (inset at right), chairman and chief executive officer of Stamford, Conn.- based O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, will be the featured speaker at a Walden Forum program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the First Parish in Wayland meetinghouse, 50 Cochituate Road.
In his presentation “From Main Street to Wall Street,” O’Shaughnessy will describe what to expect from the economy and the stock market over the next 10 years. The author of four books on investing, he was included in a 2009 series by Forbes.com on “Legendary Investors.”
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