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Gann Academy Presentation Metfern Cemetery

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


The Metro Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

invites the public to attend a presentation by students of Gann Academy, Waltham.


The Gann Academy 11th grade US History students have dedicated their year to learning about and teaching others about the community of people that lived in the Fernald School, the Met State Hospital and were buried in the MetFern Cemetery in Waltham.  Our goal is to try to understand how institutions like the Fernald School could have been built and to think more clearly about how we can be a more inclusive society.  We then are going to share our learnings with the broader community with new wayside markers at the MetFern Cemetery and with a book that commemorates and honors the lives of the people who are buried there.

We urge you to attend to learn how people with disabilities were abused and disrespected through the years and fortunately how current attitudes have changed to promoting independence and self-fulfillment and quality care for those who have disabilities. Hear how this group of students has changed the ultimate disrespect to several hundred individuals from two state institutions.

 Come to honor these students and their accomplishments.

 Please share this invitation with all individuals and groups whom you think might be interested.

 More about the program can be found on:


 Have your group become a co-sponsor and have the group’s name included on the attached list. Call or email the name or add it to the list yourself





Questions   RSVP

Lucie Chansky chair of Metro CAB     617-244-7310 luciechansky@gmail.com


Gail Gillespie Metro Regional Director 781-314-7501 gail.gillespie2@state.ma.us



List of Co-Sponsors


New England Yachad


NWW Committee


Newton Commission on Disability


Jack Dunn


Newton South Norfolk Citizen’s Advisory Committee DDS


April 29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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