Five Things You Need to Know Today: May 9
Busy Brookline day: MassOccupy takes over (part of) town hall to talk about constitutional amendments, the Year of the Gadfly begins in Brookline, and a unique look at the Sacco & Vanzetti trial.
1. Showers are likely throughout the day, the National Weather Service is estimating a 90 percent chance of showers, with a chance of thunderstorms after 9 a.m. The highs should hit 66ºF, and the lows will dip to 55ºF.
2. A little over 100 years ago, the Titanic set sail for America, but did not make it. For more information, Gary Hylander is coming to EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place for a discussion on the Titanic, which gets started on 1:30 p.m. If you want to go, RSVP to Julie Bolt at 617-879-2589.
3. High school journalism isn't exactly easy, but communing with the ghost of Edward R. Murrow helps. That's just one element of Jennifer Miller's "The Year of the Gadfly," which she'll be talking up at Brookline Booksmith tonight. The talk begins at 7 p.m.
4. In 1927, two Italian immigrants were convicted of a murder in a controversial case. Tonight, Brookline Access TV hosts a documentary, "The Diary of Sacco and Vanzetti" which follows the lives of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, those two men. The show begins at 7 p.m., and costs $6.
5. AMEND! a MassOccupy/Brookline Public Forum is a special forum featuring Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig and John Bonifaz, director of Free Speech for the People are talking about what it takes to get a constitutional amendment approved. The talk begins at 7 p.m. at Brookline Town Hall.