Former state Rep. Mel King speaks during a Black History Month celebration at Roxbury Community College.
President Obama meets with the Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House. In the meeting, Obama reiterated his strong support for the preservation of Tibet’s unique religious, cultural, and linguistic traditions and the protection of human rights for Tibetans in China.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh visits the Codman Square Farmers Market. Now in its seventh year, the farmers market was organized by the Codman Square Health Council to promote healthy food options in the community.
Governor Patrick visits the Essex County Sheriff’s Office’s Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center to discuss initiatives to help Massachusetts reduce recidivism by 50 percent over the next five years. With Patrick are Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins (to his left), Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral and state Rep. Marcos Devers (to his right).
First Lady Michelle Obama greets students from Orchard Gardens in Roxbury after the students performed at a luncheon for National Governors Association spouses in the Map Room of the White House last week.
Former U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan (2nd l) is presented with a portrait from photographer Don West (2nd r) as part of Cambridge College’s ongoing Leadership Speaker Series. The portrait is part of West’s Portraits of Purpose exhibit which pays tribute to individuals known and unknown for their significant contributions to the communities in which they live. Joining them are Stacy Cowan (l) and Cambridge College President Deborah C. Jackson.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh is shown with Deon Drummond (l) and Kadel Cato during the ParkSCIENCE Winter Children’s Festival hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Feb. 20. The event was supported by the L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School and New England Coffee.