There was comfort Monday for Italian-Americans upset over losing Columbus Day in Cambridge as a result of June 6 order replacing it with Indigenous Peoples Day. The celebration of other immigrant experiences will wait for a future policy orders, councillors said.
In response to the city’s decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day and asking: How about the Italian-American experience in American history?
Indigenous Peoples Day has replaced Columbus Day in Cambridge, a decision made unanimously Monday by the City Council. Left to be decided is what fills the void for Italian-Americans who came to see Columbus Day as an appreciation of the immigrant experience.
To give students the support and confidence he missed in school, one upper school principal is tackling the charged topic of race head on, starting with teachers – as in many schools, mostly white, mostly female – who sit down and talk about race every week.
Several Cambridge Rindge and Latin School teachers, with backup from students, have appealed to the School Committee to improve hiring and retention of teachers of color.
Complaints of sexist or racist dress codes and sexual harassment have drawn attention recently to the high school. Thriving at the middle-school level but lesser-known, though, is a small pocket of empowerment that’s been going strong for nine years.
Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, Cambridge’s Annual Commemoration program features an evening of music, candle lighting and remembrance Wednesday.
“Matt & Ben,” the play; Slow Art Day; EMW Community Library Opening, featuring Junot Díaz; Union Square Outdoor Dance Party; and Myq Kaplan headlines at the Liquid Courage Comedy Club.
Though there were no votes against it and only slight changes from Superintendent Jeffrey Young’s proposed budget from March 15, which itself had few changes over the current year, getting to the 5-0-2 vote brought several contentious and messy moments.
Netflix originals may look a bit like America – though some are British – but it looks like an America still dominated by white guys and blonde women where diversity in food comes just ahead of diversity in race.