Lecture Hall, Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge
Massachusetts Center for the Book invites you to kick off this holiday season in literary style. Join twelve Greater Boston area writers, all recently honored by the Massachusetts Book Awards, for an evening book party at the Cambridge Public Library on December 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The event begins with lightning talks by each writer, followed by an opportunity to mix and mingle, buy books from local bookseller Porter Square Books, and have them signed by the authors.
In fiction, you will meet Allegra Goodman (The Chalk Artist), Mira T. Lee (Everything...
University Lutheran Church 66 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA
CAMBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY FALL CONVERSATION 2019 "HOW CAN WE MAKE CHANGE HERE?"
Join us as we invite Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones (L) and Dr. Charlotte Ryan (C), two radical educators and activists with Cambridge ties, to reflect on what drive them to engage and how they do it. In dialogue with moderator Mary McNeil (R), they will discuss the issues that motivate them and tools we can use to make our own change here in Cambridge. This event concludes our 2019 theme "How Does Cambridge Engage?"
"The Pleasures of Age": Old Women and Political Power in the U.S. Woman Suffrage Movement
Presented by Professor Corinne T. Field, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality, University of Virginia in collaboration with the Cambridge Women's Commission as part of Cambridge's 19th Amendment Event Series
On the occasion of her seventieth birthday in 1885, suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered a speech on "The Pleasures of Age" in which she declared that "fifty not fifteen is the heyday of woman's life." Sojourner Truth, touring the country in the 1870s, turned her...
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning author LIZABETH COHEN—Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University—for a discussion of her new book, Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age.
About Saving America's Cities
In twenty-first-century America, some cities are flourishing and others are struggling, but they all must contend with deteriorating infrastructure, economic inequality, and unaffordable housing. Cities have limited tools to address these...
Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Straddling Asia, Africa, and Europe and spanning fifteen centuries of continuous creativity, Islamic architecture embodied multiculturalism long before the term was coined. Guided by an intellectual, aesthetic, and practical dialogue with the architectural traditions they encountered, Islamic builders adopted, borrowed, resurrected, and invented at every stage and in every architectural instance on their way to achieving a recognizably Islamic synthesis all their own.
Explore several outstanding architectural examples of this dynamic evolution, delving into their design,...
Killian Hall (on MIT’s campus near Hayden Library on 160 Memorial Drive)
Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams MLK Jr. Visiting Professor, Department of History, MIT John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History Vanderbilt University
There are so many “things” that divide us – that create tyrannical perimeters, borders, boundaries and walls; that order the way we look at each other and “other” others; that perpetuate hierarchies; and that all too often tragically legitimate and elaborate ignorance, misunderstanding, inequalities, violence, oppression, and death.
This performance-lecture ... through narrative poetics, music, and images ......
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Speaker: Lizabeth Cohen, Harvard University
There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders).
Edward J. Logue was a giant of 20th-century East Coast urban redevelopment. From the 1950s through the 1980s, he worked to revive a declining New Haven, became the architect of the “New Boston,” led New York State’s Urban Development Corporation, and ended his career working to turn around the South Bronx. Prizewinning historian Lizabeth Cohen analyzes Logue’s complicated legacy in urban renewal as a dramatic story of heart- break and...