Standout street artist and surrealist Percy Fortini-Wright is curating “Black History Matters 365,” a seven-artist exhibit opening Thursday at a Lesley University gallery.
Of 27 parents speaking at a School Committee budget hearing, most asked for more help in supporting diverse classrooms in terms of ability, race, income and needs, including classes that have been shaken by social-emotional behavior issues.
The education budget “gap” for next year has dropped to $3 million from $5 million, but a Tuesday discussion raised many more questions about guidelines for immediate concerns and goals for the future.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day arrives Monday with readings, songs and a talk from a former Department of Homeland Security official on racism, fear and threats of violence. But the focal point remains the MLK Day of Service, run by the group Many Helping Hands 365.
Replacing Columbus Day with an Indigenous Peoples Day drew the most comment and passion at a late December meeting of the City Council, but a vote was delayed to this year – and will likely not be decided at Monday’s meeting.
The new School Committee was sworn in Monday evening and, with the swift election of E. Denise Simmons as mayor at that morning’s City Council inaugural meeting, made Cambridge history in having five of its seven members being women.
“Same Sex Marriage Portrait Project” art reception; “An Evening with ‘Radio Boston’” book talk; “The Prison Problem” talk featuring Prodigy; All-America City Grooversity Festival; and “The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Lovesong for Beauty & the Beast” musical play.
The Cambridge Street Upper School Cultural Proficiency Team has been invited by the National Center for Race Amity to participate in its National Race Amity Conference, to be held Nov. 19-21 at the Boston Marriott in Quincy.
A press release Thursday from John Sanzone explained the end of his campaign for City Council, less than a week before Election Day, noting “horrible things I said and posted online from my younger days.”
Black Lives Matter Cambridge’s candidates forum Sunday was billed as an event for black and low-income Cantabrigians to “have a safe space to hold their elected officials accountable for their concerns,” and for the few who attended, it may have delivered.