Given what we’ve come to in the past year – a country divided on race, politics and class, with terms such as “fascist” and “fake news” bandied about on a daily basis – the “This Week in Dystopia” repertory series starting Thursday at The Brattle Theatre feels timely.
A symposium on the Alewife floodplain called “Collaboratively Framing Scenarios” takes place Saturday at Tufts University, bringing together the Alewife corridor communities of Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Medford and Winchester.
Photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier spent a dozen years on a project documenting the effects of industry on Braddock, Pa., and its environment and people. But it was an easy investment of time to make; it’s her hometown.
Members of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s Black Student Union have produced a public service announcement to “promote a dialogue on the NFL protests, police brutality, racism and empathy,” said their faculty adviser, history teacher Kevin Dua.
A “Drive 2 Support Puerto Rico” is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday to gather critically needed items for Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria relief at the Cambridge Police Department, 125 Sixth St., near Kendall Square.
Cambridge held about one-third of roughly 350 countercultural organizations and businesses in 1970s-era Greater Boston, and Inman Square was home to about a dozen on its own. Author Tim Devin will reveal them Saturday during a free walking tour.