Activists from the 1960s and today and Cambridge and Somerville historians gather for “Radical: Cambridge and Somerville activism in the ’60s and today,” a free event to be held July 29.
This weekend, Kendall Square gets another taste of what hosting NASA might have felt like as it hosts the fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge Boston.
The 10-film festival has been inclusive in its definition of disability, and films seen since the kickoff Wednesday have explored autism, blindness, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy and psychiatric conditions.
Look for the opening of a Somerville Pet Food Bank this spring, which will work with the Somerville Homeless Coalition to keep pets fed and with their families.
Art and politics mingle Tuesday at “Love Will Win,” with state Rep. Mike Connolly leading a conversation on how to build progressive policy and more effective citizen advocates, along with entertainment from dancers and musicians performing rock and hip-hop.
The event wasn’t held last year because of a reorganization of the branch, but as part of new leadership in place for more than a year, former mayor Ken Reeves said returning to the tradition was a priority.
Local faith leaders and representatives from advocacy organizations and nonprofits will gather Saturday with Rep. Katherine Clark for a community meeting on “Moving Forward: Promoting Safety & Tolerance in Our Communities.”
The third and final debate of the presidential season – though with Donald Trump involved, it’s less presidential than some – is Wednesday, and a few Cambridge and Somerville institutions have stepped up to watch some federal institutions decline.
The second presidential debate arrives Sunday with some not-very-juicy disclosures about Hillary Clinton’s corporate speeches and the sleaziest of revelations about Donald Trump’s guy talk. Some local bars and breweries are opening their doors for raucous watch parties.
Given all the violence and unrest, it seems relevant to dial back to earlier times in the black struggle in America – back to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the man who started it all, if by proximity alone: the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.