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Not for Nothin' - The Community Learning Center

a discussion with Patricia Fiorenza

Patricia Fiorenza, member of the Outreach Team, talks about the free classes and services available at the Community Learning Center. 5-22-2017

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Not for Nothin' - Rev. Irene Monroe

Cambridge is not immune to racism and classism

A discussion with Reverend Irene Monroe about the Malden charter school that is punishing African American students for wearing extensions, and the May 10 Town Meeting on race, gender, class and culture convened by Mayor Denise Simmons. 

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“Kill It To Save It”

An Autopsy of Capitalism’s Triumph over Democracy

On May 4, 2017, the Harvard Book Store was standing room only for “Kill It To Save It” author Corey Dolgon’s book reading and Q&A session. Dolgon was a gracious and affable host to a large group of friends, family, colleagues, mentors, and as he put it “new friends.”

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Not for Nothin' - Rev. Irene Monroe

The 25th Anniversary of the LA Riots

A discussion about the 25th Anniversary of the LA Riots vs, Ferguson, and the Hollywood movie "Hidden Figures" vs. the indie success "Get Out." With Reverend Irene Monroe, 5-1-2017

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Paper or Plastic?

It turns out that, indeed, plastic is indestructible

I am so p***ed!

Like so many of you, I’m diligent about always having cloth bags in my car.  I put on a smug face when I buy something in a less-evolved city and am asked “paper or plastic?”  In such cases I bring out a nice, clean, foldable bag I keep in my purse for such occasions.  I whip it out and shake it open so my fellow shoppers can see how environmentally aware I am. 

It’s written all over my face:  “I’m from Cambridge.  We are civilized.”

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Beauty and the Bus

Social Media Contest Invites Users to Post Bus Pics

The photographer/winner is @AlysonFletcher on Twitter and @alysonraefletch on Instagram.

Riding the bus offers a unique transit experience: passengers can take in the sights, people and activities they come in contact with along their route. Bus riders don’t just reach a destination, they encounter unique moments of beauty throughout their journey. And now, they can share those moments with the Greater Boston community.
 

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Syracuse 8's past drive for social justice scores big in Cambridge

Members of Syracuse 8 pays a historic visit to Cambridge City Hall

Four members of this historic legacy visited Cambridge City Hall April 18, 2017 for a sit down panel discussion, reception and promotion for new book Leveling the Playing Field written by David Marc. View Part 1Part 2.

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Not for Nothin' - Find It Cambridge!

Nancy Tauber and Hector Acevedo

An interview with Nancy Tauber, Executive Director of the Family Policy Council & Hector Acevedo, Manager of Find It Cambridge. 4-24-2017

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Upcoming Class: Women in Journalism

Free Seminar to Recap History, Progress of Women in News Industry

For decades, the news industry was dominated by men. In this three-hour seminar, learn a bit about the women’s movement in journalism that brought about household names like Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Oprah Winfrey. Then deconstruct contemporary newscasts and the role women play in modern-day news.

Instructor: Frank Morris Lopez.

Cost: FREE.

Date: Monday, May 8th, 2017

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

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What if Trailblazing MIT Nanoscientist, Millie Dresselhaus, was Treated Like a Celebrity?

Cambridge celebrates the contributions of world-renowned female scientist and mentor

By Official White House Photo by Pete Souza - http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7365530528/in/photostream, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38819247

On February 20, 2017, Cambridge lost a world-renowned female physicist, nanoscience trailblazer, professor, and mentor to sister women scientists throughout her 50 year plus career. Known as the "queen of carbon science", Mildred Dresselhaus was the first female Institute Professor and professor emerita of physics and electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.