The morning event, hosted by Berklee College of Music's City Music Program--an educational initiative that uses contemporary music to reach fourth- through twelfth-graders--honors educators, artists, and mentors who have made "significant" contributions to the local community, with a panel discussion about the Boston's bussing era and student performances also on the program.
Patrick, a lawyer, will be honored for her contributions to early childhood development and the legal system and her role as an outspoken advocate to end domestic violence in Massachusetts, according to a press release from the school.
Patrick will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will also feature a panel discussion about "Boston's bussing era, its impact on the city, and the ways the community has since worked to heal itself."
Panel speakers will include Keith P. Jones, a disability rights consultant and hip-hop artist, and Clifford Weeks, who is noted as the second African-American educator to teach in South Boston. He is now the director of the Berklee City Music Faculty Outreach Program.
The Berklee City Music Preparatory Academy Choir, City Music All-Stars, and the Hyde Square Task Force Dance Troop will perform at the event.
The free event is Saturday, January 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Berklee's David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street.