activism

History Café 1: Digital Engagement

This year we at Cambridge Historical Society ask, “How does Cambridge engage?” On April 10, City Councilors Alanna Mallon and Sumbul Siddiqui discuss “How does Cambridge engage in the digital realm?” Chatting about local politics and their weekly podcast, “Women Are Here,” the two city councilors will reflect on the ways local government has engaged with residents historically, and how […]


How Does Cambridge Engage? Opening Conversation

Join the Cambridge Historical Society in launching this year’s program theme, “How does Cambridge engage?” with a conversation between Dr. Karilyn Crockett, MIT lecturer in Public Policy and Urban Planning, and Diana Lempel, the Society’s Doing History Curator.  Karilyn and Diana will discuss how everyday people in our city took collective action to stop the […]


Violence Against Women Conference

An interdisciplinary conference that will provide a platform for scholars, artists, and community activists to explore the issue of violence against women on a global scale.


Pampanga: Regional Cuisine from the Philippines’ Culinary Capital

Ellie draws from her regional culinary heritage for the menu at Commonwealth Cambridge, presenting a coursed narrative about class, war and colonization in Pampanga. Price is tax-inclusive and includes a cocktail, zine & box to take home. Menu Highlights: Tidtad Pork-filled rice cake, spicy offal gravy Bulanglang Fish belly, shrimp, guava, taro, okra, water spinach […]


Climable.org Launch Party & Benefit Concert

Do you like music? Do you like Earth? We are celebrating our new name, look, and work while toasting to the planet at our first ever benefit concert! Join us on Sunday, October 15th, when 4 bands (Milk Truck, Sean Callahan + Co., Dogs in a Pile, and Erie Blue) come together to play for […]


Black Lives Matter: In Conversation with poet activist Toni Bee

Toni Bee is a lot of things. She’s a poet, artist, activist and mother. She’s also one of the voices behind Black Lives Matter Cambridge, the local chapter of a national movement to combat systemic racism. The group emerged during the first weeks of this year and already they’ve led a march of more than […]


Saving the Silver Maple Forest

If you’ve ever visited the Alewife MBTA station, the adjacent 118-acre DCR park known as the Alewife Brook Reservation, which covers areas in Cambridge, Arlington and Somerville, is probably a familiar sight. What many may not know is that this reservation is critical to the ecosystem of the area. And now, that ecosystem is in […]