Special Events

ECA Excursions

I would like to highlight three special events planned for the evening of Friday, April 25th. Your choices:

Option #1: Spend “An Evening with Lizzie Borden”. Plan to attend author and former homicide detective Annette Holba’s presentation Lizzie Borden took an Axe…or did she? (Friday, April 25 at 3:30 in the Blackstone room) as she provides facts that are often left out, ignored, and unsaid by those who believe Lizzie to be guilty. Following the presentation, board the bus and take a short ride and tour the scene of the crime, the Lizzie Borden House, in Fall River, MA, now restored to its Victorian heritage. Museum Ticket & Bus Transportation to the Lizzy Borden House & Museum: $30. Please pre-register as space is limited

Option #2: Join friends and colleagues as the Pawtucket Red Sox take on the Rochester Red Wings at McCoy Stadium for a 6:15 gametime. Plan to attend CommunicationTheories and Baseball Stadia (Friday, April 25th at 3:30 in the Bristol room) as a range of scholars preview their chapters in Lang Publishing’s upcoming volume: There Used to Be a Ballpark Here: Communication, Community and the Spaces of Baseball. Following the presentation, board the bus at 5:15 pm and take a short ride to Tom McCoy Stadium. Game Ticket (food & drink included) & Bus Transportation to Pawtucket Red Sox: $30 Please pre-register as space is limited.

Option #3: Remain at the hotel for the riveting award-winning documentary “No Way Out But One”, and the accompanying panel discussion “Media Silence vs. Media Dissent: When NOT Covering a Story Perpetuates a Lie”. (Friday, April 25th in Narragansett A) Hosted by film producer Garland Waller, the panelists include Rita Henley Jensen is Founder and Editor in Chief of Women'seNews, an independent daily news service, and Sarah Cortes, a senior executive with extensive experience in information security and cyberstalking. The panel and film is free to all ECA attendees.

I look forward to seeing you in Providence!

Tom Flynn
First Vice President
Eastern Communication Association