Sunday, June 16, 2019

Energy (and Other) Events - June 16, 2019

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Monday, June 17

12pm  Webinar: 10 Agile Ideas Worth Sharing with Steven D. Eppinger
12pm  The Green New Deal:  What Will It Take to Create a Clean Energy Economy That Works for Everyone?
4pm  HubWeek Open Doors: Union Square
6pm  Stories From the Arab Spring: An Evening of Storytelling and Conversation
6:30pm  Into the Thaw: Stories from Antarctica with PRI's The World 
7pm  This All-At-Onceness
7pm  Paris to Pittsburgh
7pm  JP Solar Happy Hour June
7:30pm  Navigating Fear in Scary Times: Screening & Discussion of a Live Webinar by Eileen Flanagan

Tuesday, June 18

8:30am  Precision Medicine 2019: Can AI Accelerate Precision Medicine?
10:30am  Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan
1pm  Refuah Shleima -  Healing Ourselves in a Time of Climate Disruption
3pm  Nanobiotechnology
4pm  Northeastern 2nd Annual Block Party
6:30pm  A Community Conversation with Candidates for Boston City Councilor-At-Large
7pm  Yes She Can:  10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House
7:30pm  Healing Ourselves in a Time of Climate Disruption

Wednesday, June 19 - Thursday, June 20

EurekaFest 2019

Wednesday, June 19

7:30am  Boston Sustainability Breakfast
9am  Buildings and Energy Roundtable
10:30am  Astronauts Speak: Dispatches from the International Space Station
12pm  A Celebration of Alfred Brownell's Goldman Environmental Prize
1pm  Earth, Moon, Planets, and Cosmos: What We Know and What Discoveries Await
2pm  InvenTeams Presentations
3pm  Robert Langer: From Microtechnology to Nanotechnology
4pm  LARGER THAN LIFE SCIENCE | Synthetic Reality
5pm  Extinction Rebellion FRRACS #GovernorGas Protest
5:30pm  NEWIN Water Pitch Night - Digital Transformation: The Role and Impact of IT in the Water Sector
6pm  American Society of Adaptation Professionals Reception
6pm  Preservation Powered by PechaKucha
6:30pm  Moon Race: the US/Soviet Competition to Put Humans on the Moon
6:30pm  Old North Speaker Series: Amanda Goodheart Parks - Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the New England Whaling Industry
7pm  You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most
7pm  Net Zero Buildings Webinar
7pm  A Primer for Forgetting:  Getting Past the Past
7pm  Improbable Research Table Talk
7pm  Science For The People - general meeting
7:30pm  The July 26th Coalition Of Boston is hosting The Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan

Thursday, June 20

3pm  Food Forest
6pm  Great Decisions | Decoding U.S.-China Trade
6pm  Author Reading: You Say You Want a Revolution
6pm  Sunrise Boston Full Hub Meeting
6pm  Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It
6:30pm  It's a Small World: Tiny Technologies and Medical Innovation
6:30pm  Food x Design: A Conversation with Hildreth England
7pm  Young Castro:  The Making of a Revolutionary
7pm  The Karl Muck Scandal: Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America

Friday, June 21

9am  PEP TRAINING - Serving those who served: Exploring trauma and post traumatic growth in Veterans
9am  Decarbonizing/Electrifying the Building Sector 
3pm  Electrochemical Biosensors and Biodevices for Medical Diagnosis and Water Monitoring
6:30pm  Extinction Rebellion New Member Orientation
7pm  Sunrise Movement Summer Social Movement Movie Nights

Saturday, June 22

12pm  The New Urban Mobility: An Interactive Experience
7pm  Restorative Justice Train the Trainer

Sunday, June 23 

1pm  Rain Garden Training
1:30pm  Concert for the Sycamores

Monday, June 24

5:30pm  The Future of Climate Tech
6pm  Master Sergeant Cedric King at More Than Words
6:30pm  Getting to the Point on Education Reform in the Commonwealth

Tuesday, June 25

5pm  Suffrage Centennial Kickoff Celebration
6pm  Inside the Five-Sided Box:  Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon
6pm  A Global Innovation Hub: Science, Tech and Diplomacy in Boston


My rough notes on some of the events I go to and notes on books I’ve read are at:

Grid-Scale Battery:  The Tesla System in Australia

Notes on Kurt Vonnegut’s Bluebeard


Monday, June 17

Webinar: 10 Agile Ideas Worth Sharing with Steven D. Eppinger
Monday, June 17
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us for a free webinar with Steven D. Eppinger, MIT Professor and SDM Faculty Co-Director.

About the Talk: Agile development has created a number of very effective practices through implementation largely in the software industry. Today, we are finding ways to adopt some of these agile techniques in other domains. This seminar will review a range of practices from spiral development in time-boxed sprints to various hybrids of agile combined with staged processes. With an eye toward application outside the realm of software, we will discuss how these techniques may be appropriately adjusted to suit specific development challenges. Of particular interest to the SDM community will be scaling agile processes to handle the planning and coordination demands of complex system development.

Steven D. Eppinger is Professor of Management Science at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also holds the General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Chair and has a joint appointment in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division. He is currently the faculty co-director of the System Design and Management program. 


The Green New Deal:  What Will It Take to Create a Clean Energy Economy That Works for Everyone?
Monday, June 17
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nixon Peabody, 53 State Street, Boston

with Philip Joran, Vice President, BW Research Partnership; Trinh Nguyen, Director, Bosotn Mayor's Office of Workforce Development;  Lara Skinner, Executive Director, The Worker Institute at Cornell University
Against a grim 12-year deadline to stave off the worst effects of climate change, the Green New Deal has emerged as a long-awaited solution to some, an example of government overreach to others, and as a lightning rod of attention to all. Among its many components, the resolution offers a vision for an equitable transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy. Can we cut through the noise around the Green New Deal to have a practical discussion of its possible economic effects? What are the workforce development requirements of a 21st-century clean energy economy and how might the Green New Deal help us achieve them? How do we envision a just and equitable transition from fossil fuels and what assistance might the Green New Deal offer toward creating one? And finally, what effect will sweeping policy change in Washington ultimately have in a city like Boston? Please join us a for a panel discussion where we tackle these lofty and difficult questions.

Lunch will be served.

About the Speakers:
Philip Jordan is the Vice-President of BW Research Partnership, leading the firm’s Massachusetts office. His work focuses on the impact of talent on economic prosperity and sustainable communities, and his personal passion is developing solutions that provide expanded opportunities for the most difficult to serve populations. Philip is an Associate Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he focuses his research and teaching on the future of work and implications for the U.S. and China. Philip has extensive experience studying the innovation economy, in particular, clean energy, water and environment, and ICT. He has authored dozens of reports including The United States Energy and Employment Report (USEER), The Solar Foundation's annual Solar Jobs Census, Natural Resources Canada / Eco Canada’s Energy Efficiency Labor Market Report, the Natural Resource Defense Council's American Wind Farms Report, Solar and Wind Labor Market  Analyses for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, statewide clean energy studies for more than 25 states, and numerous local reports for workforce boards, community colleges, and municipalities. He recently published a book with El Sevier on the global solar industry. Philip has worked in private industry, academia, and government, including the California Community Colleges, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the United States Senate.”

Trinh Nguyen is the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD), a division of the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). Prior to her role at OWD, Trinh served as Chief of Staff at the Boston Housing Authority. Trinh has over 24 years of experience in operations, programs, resource, and budget management. She has worked for the Urban League of Massachusetts, the Boston Women’s Fund, the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians, and University of Massachusetts Boston. She is currently Chair of the Neighborhood Jobs Trust, a board member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council, and a board member of the Boston Educational Development Fund (BEDF). As Director of OWD, she has helped launch such initiatives as the Tuition-Free Community College Plan, City Academy, the Greater Boston American Apprenticeship Initiative, and Boston Saves, the city's children savings account program. Trinh holds dual graduate degrees and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, was a community fellow at MIT's Department of Urban Planning, and serves as a Trustee of Bunker Hill Community College.

Lara Skinner is Executive Director of The Worker Institute at Cornell and Chair of the institute’s Labor Leading on Climate Initiative. Her research, writing, and labor education work focuses on workers and labor unions’ engagement in issues of sustainability, climate protection, and economic alternatives. She began her career in labor working with Oregon’s Farmworkers Union (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste), the University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center, and as an active member of the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, Local 3544. Skinner has worked for unions doing campaign research and policy development since 1999. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 2010.

About E2:
E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) was founded in 2000 on the premise that what’s good for the environment is good for the economy, and that smart environmental policies promote economic growth. Since then we’ve grown from a small group of business people to a nationwide organization with nine regional chapters and members who work or do business in every state. What we have in common is this: We care about the economy AND the environment, and we’re willing to dedicate our time and our voices to support and protect both. Learn more about E2 at


HubWeek Open Doors: Union Square
Monday, June 17
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville

Open Doors is a chance for your to connect with the innovation happening in different corners of this city – places where new ideas are percolating, businesses are emerging, and communities are growing.

Union Square, Somerville has long been known as a buzzing hotspot for creative experimentation, robotics, and amazing food. Recently, this bustling neighborhood has been leading the charge to redefine entrepreneurship, too.

Join us at Bow Market for an afternoon designed to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit in all of us and give you creative and effective tools to tell your story. No matter where you are on your path — new graduate, first-time founder, or a seasoned business owner — this curated collection of talks and activities will help you build momentum for your journey:
Make connections over complementary brews from Remnant Brewing and food from Bow Market's Nibble
Learn how to perfect your pitch and refine your story with a public speaking workshop
Polish your website and social channels with a new headshot
Get personalized advice from seasoned entrepreneurs at one-on-one speed mentoring sessions
Get the scoop on starting and running your own business from a wide range of new and long-time entrepreneurs

The session details:
Eat, Drink, & Get Connected
5:30 - 7:30 PM | Meet-up | Remnant Brewing
Connect with and celebrate the HubWeek community with a meet-up at Remnant Brewing. Grab a complementary beer from Remnant Brewing, snack on complementary samples from Bow Market's Nibble, and meet likeminded people building great things in our community.

Perfect Your Pitch: Public Speaking Seminar
4:00 - 4:45 PM | Workshop | The Comedy Studio
Learn what it takes to speak in front of — and connect with — a crowd, plus creative ways to give your pitch, tell your story, and deliver presentations for maximum impact. Liquid courage provided. 
Rick Jenkins, owner, The Comedy Studio

Portrait Mode: Headshot Photoshoot
4:00 - 5:30 PM | Photoshoot | Canopy Room
A polished, up-to-date headshot is a key part of telling your story, especially online – and we’re here to help. Book a five-minute photo session with personal branding photographer Jenn Márquez and receive a free digital image to use on your website, social media channels, or resume. Space is limited. We'll reach out to registrants beginning June 10 to schedule individual time slots.

Non-Traditional Paths to Entrepreneurship
4:45 - 5:30 PM | Panel | The Comedy Studio
Entrepreneurship can be overwhelming – each step comes with a unique set of questions, hurdles, and milestones. Thankfully, the path has been paved by an amazing community of people willing to share their stories. Hear from a panel of serial entrepreneurs, rookies, and business veterans on how to tackle the one-of-a-kind challenges that come with forging your own path in business.
Moderated by Lauren Friel, owner, Rebel Rebel
Matt Boyes-Watson, owner, Bow Market
James Choi, Owner, Perillas
Emily Tirella, Owner, Make & Mend
Renata Goncalves, Owner, Brows by Renata

Ask an Expert: Speed Mentoring
6:15 - 7:15 PM | Interactive | Bow Market Courtyard
You’ve got questions. Our mentors have answers. In this lightning round of “speed mentoring,” you’ll get eight minutes to ask entrepreneurship experts your burning questions — from how to start a business, to scaling your brick and mortar, to the best coffee spots for all-nighters. Space is limited. We'll reach out to registrants beginning June 10 to schedule individual slots.
Matt Boyes-Watson, Co-owner, Bow Market
Val Bee, Founder, LIR Productions
Amy Spurling, Co-founder and CEO,
Rebecca Pierce, Owner, 4GoodVibes, Somerville
Robert Nagle, Chief Product Officer & CTO, Interactions LLC
Dana Córdova, Vice President of Demand Generation, Globalization Partners
Brendan Ryan, Executive Director, HubWeek
Courtney Doyle, Partner, Director of Growth, Connelly Partners
Sybrand J. Röell, Managing Partner, Norvell Jefferson
Dan Vidaña, Director, District Hall Boston


Stories From the Arab Spring: An Evening of Storytelling and Conversation
WHEN  Monday, June 17, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, and the American Repertory Theater.
COST  Free
DETAILS  The American Repertory Theater welcomes you to "Stories From the Arab Spring: An Evening of Storytelling and Conversation" inspired by similar live storytelling event, "Palestinians, Live!," and A.R.T.’s current production, "We Live in Cairo."
Anyone is welcome to attend this event, both those who have and have not attended a performance of "We Live in Cairo." RSVPs requested. Refreshments and cash bar provided.


Into the Thaw: Stories from Antarctica with PRI's The World 
Monday, June 17
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
PRX Podcast Garage, 267 Western Avenue, Rear, Allston

The future of coastal cities around the world depends on what happens to the thick sheet of ice that covers West Antarctica. 

Thwaites Glacier is the linchpin of that entire ice sheet. It's melting fast, and if it collapses, it could trigger some 11 feet of sea level rise. Scientists fear this collapse may have already started. 

This winter The World's environment reporter Carolyn Beeler spent two months embedded on a research vessel in Antarctica with scientists racing to better understand Thwaites. She lived with them on an icebreaker as they studied the glacier's past to try to predict its future. And she's now one of the few people on Earth to have seen this remote glacier.
Join us for an evening of photos, video and audio from Carolyn's reporting in Antarctica, as well as her stories from the front lines of climate change.


This All-At-Onceness
Monday, June 17
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Local author Julie Schlack discusses her new book This All-at-Onceness with Cloe Axleson, editor of Congnoscenti.

In This All-at-Onceness, Julie Wittes Schlack takes us on her vivid, personal journey through the political and cultural movements that have shaped every generation from the Baby Boomers to the Parkland kids. She examines the unlikely and twisting relationship between idealism and engineering that has promised a future of progress and hope, but only occasionally delivered on it, and asks why.

Her tale begins in 1967, when both the Summer of Love and Our World, the first live broadcast to and from the entire globe, created a sense that a compassionate, progressive global village was in the making. Through the civil rights and ant-war movements to the birth of Second Wave feminism, from the wintery ‘70s to the shiny rise of corporate culture in the ‘80s, from the democratic early days of the Web to today’s social surveillance state, Wittes Schlack tells a story about idealistic energy and how it travels through time.

Personal and political, intimate and informative, bracing and comic, these linked essays take us to an abortion mill in rural Quebec, the Michigan home of numerous UFO sightings, an abandoned Shaker village, the dust-clogged air of garment sweatshops in Allentown, a philanthropic corporate breakfast, and a series of dystopian market research conferences. They ask: Are we at the gates of the digital Promised Land? Or are we exiles wandering in the desert with only tweeting Kardashians for company?

Julie Wittes Schlack is a writer and teacher. Her fiction and essays have appeared in numerous journals such as Shenandoah, The Writer’s Chronicle, Ninth Letter, and Mashable. She reviewed books for the Boston Globe and is a regular contributor to Cognoscenti, an online journal of ideas and opinions.

Cloe Axelson is editor of WBUR’s opinion page, Cognoscenti. She previously worked for several nonprofit organizations, most recently as the director of communications for City Year and Match Education. She’s also worked as a speechwriter at the Democratic National Committee, a ghostwriter for a best-selling self-help author and as a grassroots organizer on political campaigns. 


Paris to Pittsburgh
Monday, June 17
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
ANC Community Room, North Hall, 1651 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, “Paris to Pittsburgh” celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. As the weather grows more deadly and destructive they aren’t waiting for Washington to act.

GET INSPIRED! Join Cambridge Mothers Out Front to learn how communities are stepping up to climate change challenges…let’s all be part of the solution. LIMITED SEATING: reserve your ticket now!
questions? contact


JP Solar Happy Hour June
Monday, June 17
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Turtle Swamp Brewing, 3377 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain

June gathering of solar and allied professionals in JP


Navigating Fear in Scary Times: Screening & Discussion of a Live Webinar by Eileen Flanagan
Monday, June 17
7:30 pm
Beacon Hill Friends House, 6-8 Chestnut Street, Boston
RSVP for webinar if you want to watch on your own at

How can we stay attuned to the news of the world without shutting down? How can we take wise and grounded action without letting fear throw us off? How can we sustain ourselves to keep working for change in times like these?

Join us to view and discuss a timely webinar by Quaker climate activist, writer, and teacher Eileen Flanagan. For a complete description of the webinar, please click here.

This webinar is free, so even if you can’t join us, consider registering on Eileen’s website and watching from home. But we hope you can join us so we can watch it in community together.

This event will take place in a wheelchair accessible room.

Eileen Flanagan is a nationally known activist and award-winning author of three books and scores of articles. In  addition to helping people to make their activism more effective through her online courses, she speaks to international audiences on how to build a spiritually grounded and effective climate justice movement. For five years, she served as board chair of Earth Quaker Action Team, a scrappy little group which successfully pressured one of the largest banks in the US to stop financing mountaintop removal coal mining. Her current work is focused on the intersection of racial and environmental justice.

Tuesday, June 18

Precision Medicine 2019: Can AI Accelerate Precision Medicine?
Tuesday, June 18
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

Visit the Department of Biomedical Informatics website at 
for conference details and agenda.


Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan
Tuesday, June 18
10:30 AM
Massachusetts State House, Senate Reading Room, 24 Beacon Street, Boston
Breakfast will be available

Mark your calendars for the official launch of the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan!

The event will mark the release of the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan, recognize the collaborative efforts of all the stakeholders who contributed during our listening sessions, and outline our policy agenda and vision for the Commonwealth moving forward. As a former attendee at a listening session, participant in our surveys, attendee of the Food is Medicine symposium, or an engaged stakeholder, we encourage your attendance at this special event. 

We are thrilled to co-host this event with Senator Julian Cyr and Representative Denise Garlick, and are grateful for their support and championship of the State Plan. 

We encourage you to invite your own state senator and representative to attend this event. Many of you are closely connected to your legislators, and we hope you will highlight your involvement and support for the State Plan to bring these issues front and center. If you are not sure who your legislators are, you can find out here. To make outreach easier, we have included a template email for outreach to legislators (see below).

We also encourage you to invite colleagues, partners, and members of your network to attend and are including a template email below as well for stakeholder outreach. 

Thank you to all for all of your hard work and support over the last two years since we began the State Plan. This Plan reflects the information and perspectives you have so graciously shared and help us gather over the past year. We are excited to launch the next phase of this initiative and pursue impactful change that will increase access to critical Food is Medicine interventions across the Commonwealth.


Refuah Shleima -  Healing Ourselves in a Time of Climate Disruption
Tuesday, June 18
1:00 - 2pm 

This is an online conversation series for those struggling with despair and seeking resiliency and a way forward into an unknown future sponsored by the Jewish Climate Action Network of Boston. Hosted by Rabbi Katy Allen, co-founder and President pro-tem of the Jewish Climate Action Network and spiritual leader of Ma’yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope


Tuesday, June 18
3 pm
MIT, Buildning 32-123,  Ray and Maria Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Robert Langer
There are numerous new technologies being developed that may impact the future of medicine. For example, new drug delivery technologies including microparticles, nanoparticles and nanotechnology promise to create new treatments for cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. Nanotechnology may also be useful in delivering DNA and siRNA as well. Approaches involving polymers, microchips, and lipids will be examined.

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration required.


Northeastern 2nd Annual Block Party
Tuesday, June 18
4:00pm to 7:00pm
International Village, 1155 Tremont Street, Boston

Join us as we say goodbye to spring and celebrate the start of summer.

This year's event will feature:
The Legendary DJ Bruno Eddy playing old and new school house music and disco classix,
Memorizing AfroFuturistic fashion performance by The House Of Nahdra and The Royal Tribe,
An interactive story-sharing activity led by Everyday Boston, and
Delicious Pan-African cuisine from the new Suya Joint food truck.

Also on hand: WRBB 104.9 FM., Experience Magazine, Northeastern University Public Art Initiative, Northeastern University Police Department, local organizations. We'll also have free giveaways and lawn games.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Rain date: June 19th

Northeastern Crossing is a department of City and Community Affairs at Northeastern University.


A Community Conversation with Candidates for Boston City Councilor-At-Large
Tuesday, June 18
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley Street, Boston

Meet the Boston City Councilor-At-Large Candidates! Moderated table discussion with opportunity for Q&A with the candidates.

Meet the Boston City Councilor-At-Large Candidates! This will be a moderated table discussion with opportunity for Q&A with the candidates. Moderator: Michael Jonas, Executive Editor, CommonWealth


Yes She Can:  10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House
Tuesday, June 18
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes former Obama Administration staffers JENNA BRAYTON, ELEANOR CELESTE, and MOLLY DILLON for a discussion of their new book, Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities.

About Yes She Can
They were teens when Barack Obama announced he was running for president. They came of age in the Obama Era. And then they joined his White House. Smart, motivated, ambitious—and ready to change the world.

Here are ten inspiring, never-before-told stories from diverse young women who got. Stuff. Done. They recall—fondly, with humor and a dose of humility—what it was like to literally help run the world.

Yes She Can is an intimate look at Obama's presidency through the eyes of some of the most successful, and completely relatable, young women who were there. Full of wisdom they wish they could impart to their younger selves and a message about the need for more girls in government, these recollections are about stepping out into the spotlight and up to the challenge—something every girl can do. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities.


Healing Ourselves in a Time of Climate Disruption
Tuesday, June 18 
RSVP by email to

Refuah Shleima -  Healing Ourselves in a Time of Climate Disruption is an online conversation series for those struggling with despair and seeking resiliency and a way forward into an unknown future. Hosted by Rabbi Katy Allen, co-founder and President pro-tem of the Jewish Climate Action Network and spiritual leader of Ma’yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope. 

Wednesday, June 19 - Thursday, June 20

EurekaFest 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2:00 PM to Thursday, June 20, 5:00 PM

Join us for EurekaFest 2019 to see the working prototypes developed by high school and college students who are solving real-world problems through invention. High school students from across the country who participated in InvenTeams will discuss how they moved through challenges and built an invention during their school year. The top collegiate inventors who won the coveted 2019 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize will be showcasing their inventions alongside high school InvenTeams.

Wednesday, June 19

Boston Sustainability Breakfast
Wednesday, June 19
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM EDT
Pret a Manger, 101 Arch Street, Boston

Join us every month for Net Impact Boston's informal breakfast meetup of sustainability professionals for networking, discussion, and moral support. It's important to remind ourselves that we are not the only ones out there in the business world trying to do good! Feel free to drop by Pret a Manger any time between 7:30 and 8:30 AM.


Buildings and Energy Roundtable
Wednesday, June 19
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
Edison Conference Room, 16th Floor, 50 Milk Street, Boston
Cost:  $50

USGBC MA’s mission is to drive sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment. The only way to accomplish our mission is to collaborate with community members. To that end, join us for our Buildings and Energy Roundtable.

The Buildings and Energy Roundtable will enable like-minded professionals to gather and explore specific issues, define actions, develop strategies and explore solutions related to energy in the green building industry. Join us in moving the needle towards a net positive environment, society, and economy.


Astronauts Speak: Dispatches from the International Space Station
Wednesday, June 19
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston

An extraordinary panel of international astronauts will discuss the importance of international cooperation in space.

An extraordinary panel international astronauts from the United States, Japan, Italy, and Russia will discuss the international cooperation that has been essential to so many of the scientific and technological breakthroughs resulting from human space exploration.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended, and may be made by clicking the "Register" link in on this page, or by calling 617-514-1643. Registration guarantees a seat in the building, but not in the main hall.
Please note that absolutely no backpacks or large bags will be permitted in the Library on June 19.


A Celebration of Alfred Brownell's Goldman Environmental Prize
Wednesday, June 19
12:00 - 1:30 PM 
Northeastern University School of Law, 250 Dockser Hall, 65 Forsyth Street, Boston

Pizza and refreshments will be provided. 

This event is sponsored by the School of Law's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy and its Center for Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration

In April, Alfred Brownell, Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the School of Law's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE), was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his extraordinary work protecting land rights. The Goldman Environmental Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands & Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. The Goldman Prize views “grassroots” leaders as those involved in local efforts, where positive change is created through community or citizen participation in the issues that affect them. Through recognizing these individual leaders, the Goldman Prize seeks to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to protect the natural world.

One of Africa’s leading environmental and human rights defenders, Brownell has been in residence at Northeastern since in 2016 — he and his family were forced to flee his native Liberia after an attempt on his life in response to his leadership in protecting community land rights. Join us on Wednesday, June 19, as we honor Brownell's extraordinary accomplishments.


Earth, Moon, Planets, and Cosmos: What We Know and What Discoveries Await
Wednesday, June 19
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston

Join scientists and engineers as they discuss how space discoveries have changed the world and what new discoveries are still ahead.

Michael Freilich, former NASA Earth Science Division Director, will examine how space satellites have revolutionized our understanding Planet Earth.

Scientists Maria Zuber, MIT Professor of Geophysics, Laurie Leshin, President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Sara Seager, MIT Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, will discuss scientific discoveries that have changed our understanding of the universe beyond Planet Earth, and questions that still remain unanswered. CNN host S.E. Cupp moderates.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended, and may be made by clicking the "Register" link in on this page, or by calling 617-514-1643. Registration guarantees a seat in the building, but not in the main hall.
Please note that absolutely no backpacks or large bags will be permitted in the Library on June 19.


InvenTeams Presentations
Wednesday, June 19
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MIT Stata Center, Building 32, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

The 2019 high school Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams will present on their inventions and explain their inventive process in small groups.

InvenTeams and Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Showcase
Thursday, June 20
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
MIT Stata Center, Building 32, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

The 2019 high school Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams will exhibit their invention prototypes alongside the collegiate winners of the 2019 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize.


Robert Langer: From Microtechnology to Nanotechnology
Wednesday, June 19
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
MIT Wong Auditorium, 2 Amherst Street, Building E51, Room 115, Cambridge

Numerous new technologies are being developed that may impact the future of medicine with the promise to create new treatments.

"From Microtechnology to Nanotechnology: New Ways to Discover and Deliver Medicine to Treat Disease"
There are numerous new technologies being developed that may impact the future of medicine. For example, new drug delivery technologies including microparticles, nanoparticles and nanotechnology promise to create new treatments for cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. Nanotechnology may also be useful in delivering DNA and siRNA as well. Approaches involving polymers, microchips, and lipids will be examined.

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration required.


Wednesday, June 19
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
LabCentral, 700 Main Street, Cambridge

Come for the people and programs. Stay for a beer. Leave with your next big breakthrough.

LaunchBio's Larger Than Life Science is a free event series open to everyone interested in building a strong support network for life science and healthcare innovators. Join us at LabCentral for an evening of unconventional conversation.

This month’s theme: Synthetic Reality
Synthetic biology is a multi-billion-dollar industry with new discoveries taking place every day, which begs the question: What is the state of synthetic biology now, and where is it going? Explore what it means to recode life with us.

PANEL | 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Synthetic Reality Check
Learn from premier scientists, academics, and collaborators in synthetic biology as they discuss the impact of new discoveries, innovation, biomanufacturing, and the importance of ethics as synthetic biology continues to become synthetic reality.

ROUNDTABLE | 5:45 - 6:30 pm
Exploring Synthetic Biology 
Sit down with experts of synthetic biology and discuss the current state of the industry. This is your opportunity to ask the gatekeepers, share your knowledge, and learn how your business can succeed.

NETWORKING | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Connect with your fellow bio-innovators over drinks and light refreshments.


Extinction Rebellion FRRACS #GovernorGas Protest
Wednesday, June 19
Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale

Bring hand-made signs reading #GovernorGas and #NoWeymouthCompressor


NEWIN Water Pitch Night - Digital Transformation: The Role and Impact of IT in the Water Sector
Wednesday, June 19
Wolf Greenfield Boston, Federal Reserve Building at 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
*Please note this is a government building, therefore tickets must be purchased 48 hours in advance of the event for admission. No ticket, no entry. You MUST bring a Federal ID to gain entry, along with your ticket
Cost:  $20 - Includes admission, food + drink

Featured Guest Speakers: 
Co-Founders of Aqueduct, Jeff Pawlak & Ethan Durham 
Aqueduct uses machine learning to provide water utilities and wastewater treatment plants with detailed information and predictions about the performance of their assets and energy consumption and production, allowing them to make informed decisions on how to increase the lifetime of their assets and decrease their energy usage and costs.

Regional Sales Director, Northeast USA of Fracta, Kevin Ferris
The Fracta solution is a cloud-based software application integrated with Esri® ArcGIS that can be connected to other important software applications used by water utilities, including Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Hydraulic Modeling. 

Director of Emerging Business Development at CDM Smith, Amy Corriveau
CDM Smith is creating a cloud-based solution that harnesses the firm’s engineering expertise with the power of a digital twin to quantify insights and empower decision-making for its utility clients. The first product in its portfolio of products to be released is aimed at helping sewer system utilities analyze their overflow events, simulate performance by integrating real-time hydraulic and IOT data sources, and identify smart O&M activities through data analysis and trending. For more information, please contact Amy at


American Society of Adaptation Professionals Reception
Wednesday, June 19
6:00 pm
Gallery 344, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Cambridge

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) and the BSA Committee on Resilient Environments will host a Boston Hub Event featuring the climate change art exhibition Untold Possibilities at the Last Minute. Lillian Hsu, the City's Public Art Director and some of the artists will be on hand to talk about the exhibition. At about 7:00 pm, the group will head down to Lamplighter Brewing. 


Preservation Powered by PechaKucha
Wednesday, June 19
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
CBT Architects, 110 Canal Street, Boston
Cost:  $0 – $10

The Boston Preservation Alliance and the Young Advisors Board Present:  POWERED BY PechaKucha 20x20
This year we have gathered 7 of the most thoughtful writers, historians, Architects, and preservationists in the city of Boston to discuss contemporary preservation topics including, AI and Art at the Met, Affordable housing, and Greenbook Sites in Massachusetts. 

$10 for pre-registration non-members
$15 at the door
Want to attend this event for free by becoming a member? A Young Professional Membership is $40. Join HERE.


Moon Race: the US/Soviet Competition to Put Humans on the Moon
Wednesday, June 19
6:30 pm 
MIT,  Building E51-315, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

The race in the 1960s to be the first nation to land human beings on the moon

More information at


Old North Speaker Series: Amanda Goodheart Parks - Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the New England Whaling Industry
Wednesday, June 19
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston

Speaker: Amanda Goodheart Parks
Presented in partnership with Boston By Foot
During the nineteenth century, when Yankee whale oil lit the world, men from more than sixty New England communities sailed the world in pursuit of whales. In an era before petroleum and plastic, whale oil, baleen, and ambergris were used in the production of consumer goods ranging from corsets and buggy whips to industrial lubricants and lighting. Meanwhile, New England society began exploring new ideas about the role of romantic love in marriage. The combination of these new ideas and increasing demand for whaling products meant men and women in whaling communities were spending most of their lives apart by the mid-nineteenth century. That is until the 1840s, when a small group of married couples defied tradition by going to sea together. This lecture will chronicle the history of American whaling before shifting focus to one of these remarkable couples: Captain John and Elizabeth Marble of Fall River, Massachusetts. Using the letters, journals, and family heirlooms they left behind as a point of departure, this lecture will tell their incredible story of love, loss, and life at sea.

Amanda Goodheart Parks has studied gender in the New England whaling industry for more than a decade. With undergraduate degrees from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI and a M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amanda has an extensive career working as a public historian, museum educator, and historical interpreter. She is currently working on a book about the history of love and marriage in New England's whaling communities.

Interested in life at sea in Boston? Take the Adventures at Sea walking tourwith Boston By Foot on Thursday evenings in June! Boston By Foot and Old North members receive a $10 discount on tickets.


You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most
Wednesday June 19
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Leonard Marcus, Eric McNulty, Joseph Henderson and Barry Dorn
Today, in an instant, leaders can find themselves face-to-face with crisis. An active shooter. A media controversy. A data breach. In You’re It, the faculty of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University takes you to the front lines of some of the toughest decisions facing our nation’s leaders-from how to mobilize during a hurricane or in the aftermath of a bombing to halting a raging pandemic. They also take readers through the tough decision-making inside the world’s largest companies, hottest startups, and leading nonprofits.

Leonard J. Marcus, Ph.D. is the founding co-director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard and an internationally recognized authority on leadership during times of crisis and change.

Eric J. McNulty, M.A. is Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and an Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a contributing editor and columnist at strategy+business magazine.

Joseph M. Henderson, M.P.A. is the Instructor of Public Health Practice in the Faculty of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Barry C. Dorn, M.D. is Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) and Associate Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at HSPH.


Net Zero Buildings Webinar
Wednesday, June 19
7-8:00 pm

Buildings account for a huge slice of our climate change-causing pollution. Luckily, the technology to build Net Zero is not only cost-effective, but also available right now. Join us to hear from a Net Zero architect, sustainability coordinator, as well as community activists working to change the way we build buildings for the better, and learn what you can do to get involved.


A Primer for Forgetting:  Getting Past the Past
Wednesday, June 19
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed scholar, translator, cultural critic, and writer LEWIS HYDE for a discussion of his latest book, A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities.

About A Primer for Forgetting
We live in a culture that prizes memory―how much we can store, the quality of what’s preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of losing all that we have experienced. But what if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear―be it in the form of illness or simple absentmindedness―but rather as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and rebirth?

A Primer for Forgetting is a remarkable experiment in scholarship, autobiography, and social criticism by the author of the classics The Gift and Trickster Makes This World. It forges a new vision of forgetfulness by assembling fragments of art and writing from the ancient world to the modern, weighing the potential boons forgetfulness might offer the present moment as a creative and political force. It also turns inward, using the author’s own life and memory as a canvas upon which to extol the virtues of a concept too long taken as an evil.

Drawing material from Hesiod to Jorge Luis Borges to Elizabeth Bishop to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from myths and legends to very real and recent traumas both personal and historical, A Primer for Forgetting is a unique and remarkable synthesis that only Lewis Hyde could have produced.


Improbable Research Table Talk
Wednesday, June 19
7 pm
Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First Street, Cambridge

[Part of another new series of events] A cozy, brief talk about a research study that makes people laugh, then think. With Marc Abrahams and Gus Rancatore. At this session we will talk about Gustano Pizzo’s Ig Nobel Prize-winning patent (US patent 3,811,643) “Anti-hijacking system for aircraft.” Free. All welcome.


Science For The People - general meeting
Wednesday, June 19
7pm – 9pm
MIT, Building 4-144, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

We will be discussing the draft of Pankaj's essay on science policy


The July 26th Coalition Of Boston is hosting The Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan
Wednesday, June 19
7:30 pm
First Baptist Church Of Jamaica Plain, 633 Center Street, Jamaica Plain

Featuring:  Gail Walker, Executive Director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace,
The Case for Ending the US Blockade Against Cuba
Rachel Domond, PSL Boston, on The recent Boston Urban Farmers delegation to Cuba
Lee Schlenker, Witness for Peace New England, Recently Returned: Update on Venezuela

Thursday, June 20

Food Forest
Thursday, June 20
3:00 PM
Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan

Mark your calendars for Third Thursdays! Come and enjoy good company and good food with your fellow permaculture enthusiasts at the Third Thursday Boston Food Forest Potlucks!

Third Thursdays will be held all season on May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 17. We welcome to come to both the Workday and the Potluck, or either if you can attend one!
The Workdays are from 3-6. We meet at the Gazebo to start, but come any time and find us in the food forest!

The Potlucks are from 6-8. Bring a dish or drink of your own choice, and your own tableware (we will set up a dishwashing station). We will be at the Gazebo next to the Community Gardens.

On most Thursdays we will be joined by Ben Crouch, tree expert, permaculture teacher, and proprietor of Land of Plenty LLC, to walk us through the plans for our work. Ben is amazingly knowledgeable and so the workdays will also be a great learning experience for all.

Come learn about how to take care of a food forest, help us build our flagship site, meet like-minded folks, and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Last year, we planted scores of new fruit and nut trees, and started building polycultures around them. This year, we are going to add new plants, but we will also be improving soil, pruning, maintaining plant health, and removing some of the competing invasive plants.


Great Decisions | Decoding U.S.-China Trade
Thursday, June 20
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Boston Public Library, Rabb Hall, 700 Boylston Street, Boston

Dr. Peter Petri closes out the spring season of Great Decisions with Decoding: U.S.-China Trade!

In the foreseeable future, China and the United States will be the world’s largest economies and most influential countries. Yet their relationship has taken a nosedive and is now cooler than at any time since President Nixon visited China in 1972. A Trump-Xi trade deal, now in the works, promises to de-escalate tensions, but experts are skeptical. Many expect “disengagement” and an “economic cold war.” We will examine the nuts-and-bolts of the trade deal, the challenges of the China-US relationship, and possibilities for better outcomes based on rebuilding trust.
Peter A. Petri is the Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance in the Brandeis International Business School. From 1994 to 2006 he served as the founding Dean and from 2016 to 2018 as the Interim Dean of the School. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and its John L. Thornton China Center (Washington), and a Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington). Petri has held appointments as Visiting Scholar or Professor at the OECD (Paris), Keio University (Tokyo), Fudan University (Shanghai) and Peking University (Beijing), and as a Fulbright Research Scholar and Brookings Policy Fellow. He has consulted for APEC, the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank Institute, the World Bank, the OECD, the United Nations and the governments of the United States and other countries.


Author Reading: You Say You Want a Revolution
Thursday, June 20
6 PM - 7:30 PM
Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain

Join us to hear several local authors who contributed to "You Say You Want a Revolution," which is about the student movements in the 1960's and 1970's. The book includes pieces set in and around Boston, such as the Harvard Student Strike in 1969.


Sunrise Boston Full Hub Meeting
Thursday, June 20
6 PM – 8 PM
Old South Church in Boston, 645 Boylston Street, Boston

All are welcome! Come join us and help prepare for the national #ChangeTheDebate action and get to know the Sunrise Boston Hub!

The meeting will take place in the Guild Room of Old South Church, which is a wheelchair accessible space. Directions: Come into Old South Church through the double doors and take the elevator to the left of the reception desk to the 4th floor. The Guild Room is to the right when you get off the elevator.

After the meeting we will be hanging out at Clery's Bar and Restaurant. All ages welcome!

Questions? Email: or message our facebook page at


Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It
Thursday, June 20
6 PM – 8 PM UTC-05
Northeastern, 220 Shillman Hall, 115 Forsyth Street, Boston

We are in the midst of an unprecedented climate crisis and ecological breakdown that threatens the continuation of life as we know it. Burning fossil fuels has led to the highest atmospheric carbon levels in human history; global temperature rises are destroying entire ecosystems; toxic microplastics have contaminated oceans and propagated up the food chain through plankton; deforestation has led to habitat loss and extinction of thousands of species... We are witnessing and enacting an annihilation of the natural world that sustains us, before the eyes of governments that not only fail to act, but that incentivize this self-destructing behavior. Some renowned climate scientists predict irreversible damage within one decade, a point of no return after which even a sudden discontinuation of greenhouse gas emissions would not prevent a cascading global environmental collapse.

Please join us for a discussion on the climate and ecological emergency with Prof. Rafael Ubal from Northeastern University and guest speakers from Extinction Rebellion Massachusetts. We will talk about carbon emissions, temperature and sea level rise, climate feedback loops, water pollution, institutionalized denialism, fossil fuel industry lobbying, and environmental activism. You will learn how you can be part of a global movement of social transformation for a livable future for your generation and generations to come.


It's a Small World: Tiny Technologies and Medical Innovation
Thursday, June 20
Aeronaut, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville

Sangeeta Bhatia, MIT


Food x Design: A Conversation with Hildreth England
Thursday, June 20
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Reed Hilderbrand, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, Floor 3, Cambridge

About Hildreth England
Hildreth England is the Assistant Director for the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg) and directs the new PlusMinus initiative at the MIT Media Lab. Originally trained as a Registered Dietitian, she has spent the last fifteen years leading technology and policy design projects focused on food, sustainability, and health in underserved communities.
OpenAg builds open-source resources to enable a global community to accelerate digital agricultural innovation and to reimagine what it means to be a farmer in the future. PlusMinus is radically re-casting the maker process and sharpening focus on equity and inclusion in the design, build, critique (and repair) of Media Lab technologies. With both OpenAg and PlusMinus, she uses value sensitive design and participatory action research methodologies to understand (and activate) design as a lever for behavior change in food, health, and well-being.

Food x Design
Following an introductory presentation, Hildreth England and Reed Hilderbrand Associate Christina Sohn will continue the conversation, exploring the work of the Open Agriculture Initiative and discussing relationships between food systems, behavior design, community, art, and environments.


Young Castro:  The Making of a Revolutionary
Thursday, June 20
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes author and senior lecturer at Harvard University JONATHAN M. HANSEN for a discussion of his latest book, Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary. He will be joined in conversation by the former Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, AMBASSADOR JEFFREY DELAURENTIS.

About Young Castro
This book will change how you think about Fidel Castro. Until now, biographers have treated Castro’s life like prosecutors, scouring his past for evidence to convict a person they don’t like or don’t understand. This can make for bad history and unsatisfying biography. Young Castro challenges readers to put aside the caricature of a bearded, cigar-munching, anti-American hot head to discover how Castro became the dictator who acted as a thorn in the side of US presidents for nearly half a century.

The first American historian in a generation to gain access to the Castro archives in Havana, Jonathan Hansen was able to secure cooperation from Castro’s family and closest confidants, gaining access to hundreds of never-before-seen letters and to interviews with people he was the first to ask for their impressions of the man. The result is a nuanced and penetrating portrait of a figure who was determined to be a leader—a man at once brilliant, arrogant, bold, vulnerable and all too human. A man who, having grown up on an island that felt like a colonial cage, was compelled to lead his country to independence.


The Karl Muck Scandal: Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America
Thursday, June 20
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge

Melissa Dawn Burrage will discuss The Karl Muck Scandal: Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America
One of the cherished narratives of American history is that of the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants to its shores. Accounts of the exclusion and exploitation of Chinese immigrants in the late nineteenth century and Japanese internment during World War II tell a darker story of American immigration. Less well-known, however, is the treatment of German-Americans and German nationals in the United States during World War I. Initially accepted and even welcomed into American society, at the outbreak of war, this group would face rampant intolerance and anti-German hysteria.

About the Author
MELISSA D. BURRAGE is a former writing consultant (adjunct) at Harvard Extension School”---, holds a Master's Degree in History from Harvard University and a PhD in American Studies from University of East Anglia.

Friday, June 21

PEP TRAINING - Serving those who served: Exploring trauma and post traumatic growth in Veterans
Friday, June 21
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Boston University, Charles River Campus - 750 Commonwealth Avenue (202), Boston
Cost:  $65

This workshop would focus on understanding the unique issues that face the veteran population. It would explore the connection between early childhood trauma, and other adverse experiences (such as poverty) and the promises that the military provides to help young people escape these circumstances. It would explore the unique psychological issues that military personal face. It would then focus on the difficulties individuals face in returning to civilian life after military service, including looking at PTSD, and post-traumatic growth.


Decarbonizing/Electrifying the Building Sector 
Friday, June 21
9:00 am -12:30 pm
Foley Hoag, 13th Floor Conference Room, 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston 
Cost:  $45 - $90
Cost:  $45

Decarbonizing/Electrifying the Building Sector
As a companion to last June's successful Roundtable on Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector, this June's Roundtable will take on what may turn out to be New England's greatest challenge to reaching its greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals/requirements of 80% by 2050: decarbonizing our buildings.

While New England states have been national leaders in their ratepayer-funded building energy efficiency programs, decarbonizing the building sector will require still deeper energy retrofits, even more stringent building codes and standards, and other bold initiatives. Moreover, study after study shows that decarbonizing the building sector will require extensive electrification of space and water heating (as well as cooking) supplied by carbon-free electricity.

Come hear about key developments occurring both within New England and beyond. As one example, the recently-released Carbon Free Boston Study
demonstrates in great detail just what it's going to take for New England's largest city to decarbonize its building sector-in terms of technology, policy, and from a social justice perspective. Massachusetts' new Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan lays the foundation for substantial electrification in several significant ways. Meanwhile, our utilities, NGOs, industry, and local academic institutions are all turning their attention to this Herculean challenge.

We have divided this topic into two panels. The first explores the technical pathways and policy levers that will likely be needed to help us decarbonize the building sector. The second, featuring leaders from three states of national import-California, New York, and Massachusetts, will discuss emerging state visions and implementation plans for building decarbonization.

Pathways and Policies:
Professor Cutler Cleveland, Earth/Environment, BU (Carbon Free Boston)
Sue Coakley, Executive Director, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Eric Dubin, Sr. Director Utilities/Performance Construction, Mitsubishi
Mackay Miller, Director of U.S. Strategy, National Grid
State Visions & Implementation Plans:
Commissioner Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission
Alicia Barton, President & CEO, NYSERDA
Commissioner Judith Judson, MA Department of Energy Resources


Electrochemical Biosensors and Biodevices for Medical Diagnosis and Water Monitoring
WHEN  Friday, June 21, 2019, 3 – 4 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wyss Institute Boston, 3 Blackfan Circle, CLS/5th floor, room 521, Boston
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Wyss Institute at Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Pedro Estrela, Director, Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio), associate professor, department of electronic & electrical engineering University of Bath, U.K.
DETAILS  There is a great need for low-cost intelligent biochips capable of massive parallel detection to be used in portable instrumentation. Electrochemical methods are inherently low-cost, miniaturisable and easily integrated into multiplexed systems for the parallel screening of panels of biomarkers. Of particular interest are biologically sensitive field-effect transistors (BioFETs) and impedance-based sensors.


Extinction Rebellion New Member Orientation
Friday, June 21
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, U.C.C., 11 Garden Street, Cambridge

If you have been wanting to get involved or learn more about XR, this is the perfect opportunity for you!


Sunrise Movement Summer Social Movement Movie Nights
Friday, June 21
7 PM – 9:30 PM
Arlington (near Alewife Station)
The location of the event will be emailed to you after you have registered for the event. The location on this Facebook event is the closest T stops.Bring movie snacks, drinks, friends or just yourself and come enjoy a fun night of learning and community!! 

Sunrise Boston is kicking off our Summer Social Movement Movie Nights! This series of events will be for Sunrise Boston Hub members and people looking to join the hub to learn more about Sunrise, build community, and learn about the movements that we have built on the shoulders of.

We’ll be showing movies about the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement, and of course the Environmental Movement! After the movie we’ll talk about what we can learn from these movements to see what we can do better or how we’ve already improved on their work.

Saturday, June 22

The New Urban Mobility: An Interactive Experience
Saturday, June 22
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
500 Kendall Street, Cambridge

The Third Transportation Revolution is here. The world’s urban mobility ecosystem has seen a shift with new technologies, shared systems, and rights-of-way usage. Micro-Mobility (mini-EVs, bikes, e-scooters, etc.) is rapidly unfolding, and the policy and design challenges that come with it need to be addressed collaboratively with Governments, businesses, advocacy groups, and citizens alike.

On Saturday, June 22nd, join City Councillor Craig Kelley and BioMed Realty for an interactive exhibition, a follow-up to our Transportation Transformation Conference last Fall, as we move into this New Urban Mobility future. The event is an open house format and attendees are invited to test ride many of the devices and vehicles, listen to talks by industry leaders, interact with company reps, and more.

FREE test rides, FREE admission, FREE refreshments, and family-friendly!
Event will be held rain or shine.
List of participating exhibitors will be posted 1 week before event.


Restorative Justice Train the Trainer
Saturday, June 22, 7:00 PM – Sunday, June 30, 5:00 PM EDT
Suffolk University, 8 Ashburton Place, Boston
Cost:  $20

This four-day experiential training prepares participants to design and facilitate restorative circles and restorative conferencing

Childcare and Food will be offered
Restorative Justice is a philosophy and way of responding that works to emphasize relationships and centers needs and healing over punishment and separation. Black Lives Matter is offering a training in both the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice. This four-day experiential training prepares participants to design and facilitate restorative circles and restorative conferencing in their workplace and communities. Participants will directly experience circles; understand the elements, philosophy, and rituals of circles; and practice both planning and facilitation of circles. Circles are a structured form of dialogue based on indigenous values and principles. Circles foster a sense of community based on mutual respect with broad application in many different contexts such as team building, collaborative problem-solving, or conflict transformation. This workshop will introduce the fundamental principles of restorative justice and prepare participants to use both community building and harm transformation circles and conferencing within their own lives in settings including workplaces, communities, organizations, universities, corrections, social services, families, and businesses.

Participants are expected to attend the training on both weekends. Childcare and food will be offered.
The trainings will be held at Suffolk University on June 22nd and 23rd from 10am to 4pm at 120 Tremont Street in the Faculty Dining Room on the 4th floor. These two days will focus on community building circles and on the mindset of restorative justice. 

The second weekend of training will be on June 29th and 30th from 12pm to 6pm both days, also at Suffolk University, but across the street at 73 Tremont St, on the fifth floor in classroom 5055.

Sunday, June 23 

Rain Garden Training
Sunday, June 23
1pm - 4pm
Franklin Park Zoo, Boston
RSVP to Sarai Zelada asap at

Come explore the benefits of rain gardens!

What is a rain garden?  ---  A rain garden is an area of plants that is specifically designed to soak in rain water runoff that flows from streets, sidewalks, driveways and roofs.

In this training series you will learn:
How water impacts your community
The benefits of green infrastructure
How to spot problem areas in your yard and neighborhood
Actionable steps to take to make a difference

Hosted by: Earthwatch Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Zoo New England, and Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp

Location: Franklin Park Zoo
Dates: This is a 3 session series on Sundays this summer - June 23, July
14, and August 4
Time: 1:00-4:30pm
Cost: Free!

Space is limited! Please contact Sarai Zelada asap ( if you are interested in participating.


Concert for the Sycamores
Sunday, June 23
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Riverbend Park, Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Green Cambridge, River Bend Park Trust, and Music of Reality present “Concert for the Sycamores”, a musical celebration of the heritage trees on Memorial Drive and the work to preserve them for future generations.

Learn about Green Cambridge’s work while enjoying classical and electronic music in the company of the surrounding historic London Plane sycamores.

Boston’s Fin de Siècle string quartet performs a program of turn-of-the-century music brought to life on period instruments built to reflect the sounds of the time. The quartet will share the unique histories of their instruments and the origins of the wood that was sourced to craft them.

Joining the quartet, electro symphonic composer David Ibbett presents “Sycamore Life”, a world premiere celebrating the launch of Green Cambridge’s Heritage Tree Initiative.

Donation-based tickets not required but appreciated. Your financial support will go to help Green Cambridge's Heritage Tree Initiative.

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Monday, June 24

The Future of Climate Tech
Monday, June 24
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
Cost:  $40

Climate change is transforming our economy. The way we grow our food, power our cities, generate and store our energy, and utilize our transportation infrastructure will need to adapt to succeed in our changing climate. While it will be a challenge, it also presents a massive opportunity for innovation, job creation, and economic growth. Join the Climate Action Business Association for our Sixth Annual All Member Reception, where we will explore the creative technologies that are spurring emissions reductions, and celebrate our member businesses leading the charge.
At CABA, we pride ourselves on the positive impact our member businesses have on local communities and their commitment to implementing sustainability to protect the environment. The CABA Awards are our chance to recognize our members for their innovation, achievements, and community focus.
Ekotrope, Enevo, ILC Dover, City Compost, Willie’s Superbrew, Sunwealth Solar, Tech Networks of Boston, and Green City Growers. 
Our featured speaker for the evening is Katherine MacDonald, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Greentown Labs.

5:30PM Reception featuring displays from our nominees for the 2019 CABA Awards. Meet the nominees and cast your vote!
6:15PM Words from CABA Executive Director, Michael Green, and featured speaker, Katherine MacDonald
6:30PM Q & A
6:45PM Awards Recognizing Member Businesses: Innovation Award, Achievement Award, Community Award


Master Sergeant Cedric King at More Than Words
Monday, June 24
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
More Than Words Bookstore, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston

Join Master Sergeant Cedric King at More Than Words. Hear him tell his inspirational story and discuss his book. The Making Point. Just 21 months after losing both legs, King completed the Boston Marathon, running on prosthetic blades. He has gone on to compete in a number of physically daunting events, including a 70.3-mile half Ironman Triathlon, the 2014 New York City Marathon, and the 48.6-mile Disney Marathon series. There, he successfully completed four runs in four days — a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon. King shares his inspirational story of endurance with audiences across the country, including schools, churches, the National Football League, and Fortune 500 companies. Just as he led and motivated men in combat, he now leads and motivates others to see the possibilities in their own lives.

Master Sergeat Cedric King entered the United States Army in 1995. During a career that took him from an infantry private to a position of leadership in the elite Rangers, King graduated from a number of distinguished Army schools, including The United States Army Jumpmaster Course, United States Army Pathfinder course, Air Assault course, The United States Army Ranger Course, and others. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, and is a four-time Best Ranger Competition participant.

On July 25, 2012, during his second tour in Afghanistan, King was severely injured by an improvised explosive device. The blast caused major internal injuries, permanent loss to part of his right arm and hand, and the amputation of both legs. He applied the same determined, can-do mindset to his recovery that he had relied on to succeed as an elite Army Ranger. With the love and support of his wife Khieda and daughters Amari and Khayma, he began rebuilding his life.
Tickets are based on a pay-what-you-will model and are not tax deductable donations. All proceeds support More Than Words!


Getting to the Point on Education Reform in the Commonwealth
Monday, June 24
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston

State and local leaders will discuss the challenges posed by the current state education funding formula and proposals for reform that meet the needs of students and families throughout Massachusetts.
Moderated by Steve Brown, State House Reporter/Anchor for WBUR, the discussion will feature:
Colin Jones, Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Budget & Policy Center, @MassBudget
State Senator Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex, Chair, Joint Committee on Education, @SenJasonLewis
State Representative Alice Peisch, 14th Norfolk, Chair, Joint Committee on Education, @RepAlicePeisch
James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, @MassEducation
Dr. Lorna Rivera, Director, Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development & Public Policy, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Member, Boston Public Schools Committee @GastonInstitute

Tuesday, June 25

Suffrage Centennial Kickoff Celebration
Tuesday, June 25
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Faneuil Hall (NRHP), Freedom Trail, Boston

The Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts and The Greater Boston Women’s Vote Centennial
Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 5-7pm, Faneuil Hall, Boston
Kicking off a year of commemorations celebrating 100 years since the 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920, enabling women to vote.

Master of Ceremonies: Shirley Leung, The Boston Globe
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Attorney General Maura Healey
House Speaker Robert DeLeo
Mayor Yvonne Spicer
Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell
MassVote Executive Director Cheryl Clyburne Crawford
Author & Historian Barbara Berenson
Philanthropist Barbara Lee
Founder & President of Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of MA Fredie Kay
Featuring a live performance by Boston Children’s Chorus
and an original performance art piece by History At Play
Children and families are welcome, and attendees are encouraged 
to wear Suffrage colors of purple, white, and gold!
Free, open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.
Doors will open at 4:30pm.
Seating is first-come, first-served, and general admission.

Editorial Comment:  My grandmother was a suffragist so of course I have to include this event.  If I didn’t, she’d scold me in my dreams.


Inside the Five-Sided Box:  Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon
Tuesday, June 25
6:00 PM
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, CambridgeHarvard Book Store welcomes renowned statesman and former United States Secretary of Defense ASH CARTER for a discussion of his new memoir, Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon.

About Inside the Five-Sided Box
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the Department of Defense. The D.O.D. employs millions of Americans. It owns and operates more real estate, and spends more money, than any other entity. It manages the world’s largest and most complex information network and performs more R&D than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined. Most important, the policies it carries out, in war and peace, impact the security and freedom of billions of people around the globe.

Yet to most Americans, the dealings of the D.O.D. are a mystery, and the Pentagon nothing more than an opaque five-sided box that they regard with a mixture of awe and suspicion.

In this new book, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter demystifies the Pentagon and sheds light on all that happens inside one of the nation’s most iconic, and most closely guarded, buildings. Drawn from Carter’s thirty-six years of leadership experience in the D.O.D., this is the essential book for understanding the challenge of defending America in a dangerous world – and imparting a trove of incisive lessons that can guide leaders in any complex organization.

In these times of great disruption and danger, the need for Ash Carter’s authoritative and pragmatic account is more urgent than ever.


A Global Innovation Hub: Science, Tech and Diplomacy in Boston
Tuesday, June 25
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge

Presented by DiploFoundation, AAAS and swissnex Boston

Crucial global topics are becoming increasingly dependent on the world’s rapidly changing scientific knowledge and technological capabilities: from global health to digital society, sustainability to development, and beyond. To tackle this growing complexity, countries increasingly seek to engage with international science and technology hubs like Boston, so as to accelerate their ability to innovate and spark collaborative efforts with other nations.

Join us at swissnex Boston for an exclusive insight into how countries can activate their presence in Boston’s unique ecosystem to harness the benefits of this cradle of research and innovation and its bustling startup scene.

The event will feature the launch of a report on how diplomatic representations use their science and technology arms to conduct activities in the Boston ecosystem. The report was written by the DiploFoundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with the objective of surveying the existing science and technology diplomatic scene in Boston, assessing its current modes of interaction, as well as being an inspiration for other countries to become active in this field.

6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 pm Welcome remarks
6:40 pm Report launch
7:00 pm Panel discussion and Q&A 
7:45 pm Networking reception

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 27

2019 New Energy Solutions Conference: Energy Storage, Microgrids, Hydrogen/Fuel Cells & Transportation Infrastructure
Thursday, June 27
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT
Boston Marriott Newton, Newton, Massachusetts
Cost:  $240 – $290

This unique full day conference is bringing together industry leading practitioners from around the country in Energy Storage, Microgrids, Hydrogen/Fuel Cells and Transportation Infrastructure.  This is a focused solutions driven conference for industry participants in the Northeast who want to participate in these fast moving markets and apply these technologies and solutions to reduce costs and emissions. This ground breaking conference is being organized by the Institute for Innovation and Sustainability in collaboration with the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster, ACTION and the Hydrogen Energy Center.  This full day conference is expecting 300 attendees, 30 exhibitors and 35 speakers, covering topics including:
Residential Energy Storage for Backup Power & Peak Load Reduction
Multi-Building DER Energy Networks for Cost Reduction & Revenue Generation
Commercial & Industrial Behind the meter Energy Storage Strategies
Optimizing Performance Through Effective Software & Management Strategies
Meeting Long Term Storage Needs with Hydrogen Energy Storage & Power-to-Gas
Utility and Utility Scale Energy Storage Strategies
Building Out Zero Emissions Hydrogen Transportation Infrastructure
Innovation and Next Generation Technology for Energy Storage
Building Out Zero Emissions Electric Transportation Infrastructure
Solar Plus Storage
Energy Blockchain

For exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Conference Chair Brad Bradshaw:


Navigate Webinar Series: Fighting Climate Change Together
Thursday, June 27
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Climate change is a reality with a baffling impact worldwide. Studies clearly show that the major consequences will be felt in the next fifty years or earlier if we don’t act now, collectively. Urgent and in many cases radical measures have to be implemented. 

How can technology help catalyze these changes? How can global companies work with startups to design and execute efficient strategies able to disrupt markets and reverse the destructive cycle we are all in? 

In this webinar, moderated by Geoff Chapin from Phoenix Revolution, we will hear from Will Dickson, General Motors; Ben Myers, Boston Properties and Bala Nagarajan, Equinor Ventures. The panel will inevitably talk about the current status quo but mostly the solutions underway and what needs to be done. 


Oceans Event at EDF
Thursday, June 27
EDF’s Boston Office, 18 Tremont Street, Suite 850, Boston
RSVP by email at

You are cordially invited to an event at EDF’s Boston office to learn more about our amazing and vast Oceans work. Come hear how we work not only with New England fisheries but in fisheries all over the globe. Marine Scientist, Jake Kritzer, will be the speaker and he is not to be missed!

Please RSVP to this email so that you may be added to our guest list. You are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend that you think would be interested in this topic. Please let me know if you have any questions.


On Democracy
Thursday, June 27
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Martha White & Melissa Sweet
Acclaimed writer and editor Martha White presents On Democracy, collected writings from her grandfather, the beloved author E.B. White, alongside  Melissa Sweet, revered author and illustrator of the new How to Read a Book and Some Author!: The Story of E.B. White.

“I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear.” These words were written by E. B. White in 1947.

Decades before our current political turmoil, White crafted eloquent yet practical political statements that continue to resonate. “There’s only one kind of press that’s any good—” he proclaimed, “a press free from any taint of the government.” He condemned the trend of defamation, arguing that “in doubtful, doubting days, national morality tends to slip and slide toward a condition in which the test of a man’s honor is his zeal for discovering dishonor in others.” And on the spread of fascism he lamented, “fascism enjoys at the moment an almost perfect climate for growth—a world of fear and hunger.” Anchored by an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, this concise collection of essays, letters, and poems from one of this country’s most eminent literary voices offers much-needed historical context for our current state of the nation—and hope for the future of our society. Speaking to Americans at a time of uncertainty, when democracy itself has come under threat, he reminds us, “As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman . . . the scene is not desolate.”

E. B. White, the author of such beloved classics as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. He died on October 1, 1985, and was survived by his son and three grandchildren. Mr. White's essays have appeared in Harper's magazine, and some of his other books are: One Man's Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E. B. White, Essays of E. B. White, and Poems and Sketches of E. B. White. He won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which commended him for making a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

During his lifetime, many young readers asked Mr. White if his stories were true. In a letter written to be sent to his fans, he answered, "No, they are imaginary tales . . . But real life is only one kind of life—there is also the life of the imagination."

Martha White is a writer and editor who lives on the coast of Maine. A longtime contributing editor to Yankee Publishing and The Old Farmer's Almanac, she also compiled two weekly columns for United Feature Syndicatefor many years. Her articles, book reviews, short stories, and essays have been published in The New York Times; The Boston Globe; Christian Science Monitor; Early American Life, Country Journal, Down East; Garden Design, Maine Boats Homes and Harbors, and numerous other national magazines and small presses.

In Some Writer!, Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes E.B. White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute, a New York Times bestseller, includes an afterword by Martha White herself. How to Read a Book  is the stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Melissa Sweet. This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book. 

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than one hundred books. Her work has been in magazines, on greeting cards, and on her living room walls. Melissa has received the Caldecott Honor Medal twice, among many other awards, including the Sibert Medal, and is a New York Timesbestselling author and artist. Melissa lives in Maine. You can visit her at


For the Love of Materials
Thursday, June 27
Artisans Asylum, 10 Tyler Street, Somerville
Cost:  $0 - $10

Ebla Al Hawi
For the Love of Materials: Exploring material manipulation and global inspirations across different cultures, and the story of connecting the dots between hobbies, passion and career, and the persistence to do what you love.


Sunrise Movement Summer Social Movement Movie Nights
Thursday, June 27
7 pm - 9:30pm
Cambridge (Near Harvard Station)
The location of the event will be emailed to you after you have registered for the event. The location on this Facebook event is the closest T stops.Bring movie snacks, drinks, friends or just yourself and come enjoy a fun night of learning and community!! 

Sunrise Boston is kicking off our Summer Social Movement Movie Nights! This series of events will be for Sunrise Boston Hub members and people looking to join the hub to learn more about Sunrise, build community, and learn about the movements that we have built on the shoulders of.

We’ll be showing movies about the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement, and of course the Environmental Movement! After the movie we’ll talk about what we can learn from these movements to see what we can do better or how we’ve already improved on their work.

This event is part of a series of events happening this week so if you can't make to this evening’s you should check out the other events on our page. 

Friday, June 28

Bleeding Out:  The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence—and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets
Friday, June 28
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes THOMAS ABT—senior research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government—for a discussion of his new book, Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence—and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets. He will be joined in conversation by renowned national leader and expert in gang, youth, and urban violence reduction, REVEREND JEFFREY L. BROWN. 

About Bleeding Out
Urban violence is one of the most divisive and allegedly intractable issues of our time, but in Bleeding Out, Harvard scholar Thomas Abt shows that we actually possess all the tools necessary to stem violence in our cities. Combining the latest social science with firsthand experience as a crime-fighter, Abt demonstrates that we must focus on "hot people," the small groups of men who commit the majority of serious crimes, and on "hot spots," the blocks and corners where violence clusters. Arguing against hopelessness and fearmongering, Abt proposes a relentless focus on violence—not drugs, gangs, or guns. But the goal is not just to save lives. As Abt reveals, because violence acts as the linchpin of urban poverty, curbing such crime can unlock the untapped potential of our nation's most disadvantaged communities.


Sunrise Movement Summer Social Movement Movie Nights
Friday, June 28
7 pm - 9:30pm
Somerville, Arlington  (near Alewife Station)
The location of the event will be emailed to you after you have registered for the event. The location on this Facebook event is the closest T stops.Bring movie snacks, drinks, friends or just yourself and come enjoy a fun night of learning and community!! 

Sunrise Boston is kicking off our Summer Social Movement Movie Nights! This series of events will be for Sunrise Boston Hub members and people looking to join the hub to learn more about Sunrise, build community, and learn about the movements that we have built on the shoulders of.

We’ll be showing movies about the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement, and of course the Environmental Movement! After the movie we’ll talk about what we can learn from these movements to see what we can do better or how we’ve already improved on their work.

This event is part of a series of events happening this week so if you can't make to this evening’s you should check out the other events on our page. 


Cambridge City Dance Party
Friday, June 28
795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather on Mass. Ave. in front of Cambridge City Hall for the City’s annual Dance Party. The annual dance extravaganza with DJ spun music is a special opportunity for the entire Cambridge community to celebrate summer. After dark, colorful lights will be launched, adding to the magic of the evening.

Saturday, June 29 

Boston People's Plan Assembly: Build a Plan to End Displacement!
Saturday, June 29
10 AM – 4 PM
First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street, Roxbury

(Español abajo) *Build real solutions to Boston’s displacement crisis, led by the people most impacted.**

Tired of neighbors, friends and family getting displaced? Think the rent is too damn high? Tired of widespread luxury development? 

Then JOIN US for a Boston assembly to build a people’s plan for equitable development and an end to displacement.


Hosted by Right to the City Boston and our Homes For All local partners and allies: Action For Regional Equity, Alternatives for Community and Environment, Boston Tenant Coalition Chinese Progressive Association - CPA Boston, City Life/Vida Urbana, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Dorchester Not for Sale, Fenway Community Development Corporation, Keep It 100% for Egleston, New England United for Justice, and Reclaim Roxbury.

Full schedule of 2019 Boston People’s Plan assemblies:
Saturday, June 29th
Saturday, September 21st
Saturday, December 7th


Makerfest at More Than Words
Saturday, June 29 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore, 242 East Berkley Street, Boston

Introducing Makerfest, a local market with a mission to empower young people and support small businesses. Shop a curated selection of 15 local artisans and food makers alongside our selection of books.

More Than Words is a non-profit social enterprise empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

Questions? Contact Aida at


Sunrise Movement Summer Social Movement Movie Nights
Saturday, June 29
7 pm - 9:30pm
Somerville (Closest T stop is Davis Station, closest bus stop is Mass Ave @ Churchill Ave) 
The location of the event will be emailed to you after you have registered for the event. The location on this Facebook event is the closest T stops.Bring movie snacks, drinks, friends or just yourself and come enjoy a fun night of learning and community!! 

Sunrise Boston is kicking off our Summer Social Movement Movie Nights! This series of events will be for Sunrise Boston Hub members and people looking to join the hub to learn more about Sunrise, build community, and learn about the movements that we have built on the shoulders of.

We’ll be showing movies about the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement, and of course the Environmental Movement! After the movie we’ll talk about what we can learn from these movements to see what we can do better or how we’ve already improved on their work.

This event is part of a series of events happening this week so if you can't make to this evening’s you should check out the other events on our page. 

Sunday, June 30

Please join Beacon Hill Friends House on  for
Teaching for Racial Justice In These Times* with Tema Okun and Donna
Sunday, June 30
Beacon Hill Friends House, 6-8 Chestnut Street, Boston

Racial justice educators and trainers, and teachers of all kinds who carry a concern for racial justice, are invited to join Tema Okun and Donna
Bivens for this opportunity to gather and share wisdom with each other through inquiry and reflection. Both facilitators bring a spiritual lens and many years of practice and scholarship to this work.

Wheelchair accessible room. Sliding scale admission $25-$100; no one turned away for lack of funds.


Solstice Luncheon: A. Antosca, "Transhumanism, Singularity, & Techno-Religion"
Sunday, June 30
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Phillips Brooks House, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge

Join us for our Summer Solstice Luncheon for this year, our last event before the Fall season. We'll once again meet at the India Pavilion in Central Square Cambridge for a buffet lunch on Sunday June 30 at 1:30 pm. Our guest speaker at about 2:30 will be Albert Antosca, on "Digital Transcendence: Transhumanism, Singularity, and the Rise of Techno-religion."

The topic of transhumanism has become increasingly popular in recent years as advances in technology continue to pose both extraordinary promise and unique challenges. However, transhumanism—the idea that technology should be used to transcend human limitations, including mortality itself—elicits impassioned reactions from academics and the public at large--and some humanists. In this talk, Dr. Albert R. Antosca will discuss the ways transhumanist concepts are beginning to inspire new forms of religious expression and how the theory of the Technological Singularity promises an atheistic version of immortality.

Albert R. Antosca is an interdisciplinary scholar exploring big questions concerning technology, culture, and the human condition. Inspired partly by his years flying as an airline captain, his doctoral work focused on the Philosophy of Technology and the human-technology relationship. Dr. Antosca is currently a Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College.


Be the Change: LBGTQ Activism from Stonewall to Today
Sunday, June 30
3:00pm to 5:00pm 
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Be the Change LogoPorter Square Books will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with a presentation by The History Project on LGBTQ activism from Stonewall to today. Check back for more details about the presentation soon.

About The History Project
Established in 1980 by a group of historians, activists, and archivists, The History Project is the only organization focused exclusively on preserving the history of New England’s LGBTQ community and making that history accessible to researchers and the public. A volunteer driven organization, The History Project maintains one of the largest independent LGBTQ archives in the nation – more than 1,000,000 records and growing – which includes collections and artifacts from organizations and individuals. The History Project also conducts a broad range of public-facing activities—from informal talks to exhibitions—as well as an annual awards program. To learn more, visit

20% of sales from 3-5PM will be donated to The History Project.

Tuesday, July 2

Science For The People - general meeting
Tuesday, July 2
7pm – 9pm


"Hugs For the Planet" in support of the Green New Deal -- will take place late June or early July -- depending on when I can raise the money. I may be able to cover a small shortfall myself but, like many people, I struggle to cover my own needs for the most part.

I'm looking at a Saturday or Sunday, 1pm, one hour.

Our idea is to position ourselves at the Park Street T exit on Boston Common and give out free "Hugs for the Planet." The goal is to raise awareness of the climate change crisis and garner support for the Green New Deal -- the only blueprint to date that offers a comprehensive plan that reflects the urgency needed to, literally, save the planet for our kids and grandkids.

There is no party or group affiliation. I am a career journalist/writer/editor/activist of some standing, working independently, to contribute to building a critical mass of support for the Green New Deal.

I plan to hire (probably six) promotional/event models to give out free hugs and hand out leaflets with some basic info, a call to action, and Congressional phone numbers on them.

OUR SECONDARY GOAL IS TO GET SOME MEDIA COVERAGE. (I have worked in the media, as well as in the capacity of Press Officer and Communications Director.) I will also contact the mayor's office.


Envision Cambridge citywide plan


Climate Resilience Workbook


Where is the best yogurt on the planet made? Somerville, of course!
Join the Somerville Yogurt Making Cooperative and get a weekly quart of the most thick, creamy, rich and tart yogurt in the world. Members share the responsibility for making yogurt in our kitchen located just outside of Davis Sq. in FirstChurch.  No previous yogurt making experience is necessary.

For more information checkout.


Sustainable Business Network Local Green Guide
SBN is excited to announce the soft launch of its new Local Green Guide, Massachusetts' premier Green Business Directory!
To view the directory please visit:
To find out how how your business can be listed on the website or for sponsorship opportunities please contact Adritha at


Boston Food System
"The Boston Food System [listserv] provides a forum to post announcements of events, employment opportunities, internships, programs, lectures, and other activities as well as related articles or other publications of a non-commercial nature covering the area's food system - food, nutrition, farming, education, etc. - that take place or focus on or around Greater Boston (broadly delineated)."
The Boston area is one of the most active nationwide in terms of food system activities - projects, services, and events connected to food, farming, nutrition - and often connected to education, public health, environment, arts, social services and other arenas.   Hundreds of organizations and enterprises cover our area, but what is going on week-to-week is not always well publicized.
Hence, the new Boston Food System listserv, as the place to let everyone know about these activities.  Specifically:
Use of the BFS list will begin soon, once we get a decent base of subscribers.  Clarification of what is appropriate to announce and other posting guidelines will be provided as well.
It's easy to subscribe right now at


The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) maintains a website ( that serves as a clearing-house for information on organizations, events, and jobs related to international development in the Boston area. BNID has played an important auxiliary role in fostering international development activities in the Boston area, as witnessed by the expanding content of the site and a significant growth in the number of users.
The website contains:
A calendar of Boston area events and volunteer opportunities related to International Development -
A jobs board that includes both internships and full time positions related to International Development that is updated daily -
A directory and descriptions of more than 250 Boston-area organizations -
Also, please sign up for our weekly newsletter (we promise only one email per week) to get the most up-to-date information on new job and internship opportunities
The website is completely free for students and our goal is to help connect students who are interested in international development with many of the worthwhile organizations in the area.
Please feel free to email our organization at if you have any questions!


Boston Maker Spaces - 41 (up from 27 in 2016) and counting:
Solidarity Network Economy:'s Guide to Boston:


Links to events at over 50 colleges and universities at Hubevents:

Thanks to
Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering in the Boston Area:
Sustainability at Harvard:
Startup and Entrepreneurial Events:
Cambridge Civic Journal:
Cambridge Happenings:
Cambridge Community Calendar:

Mission-Based Massachusetts is an online discussion group for people who are interested in nonprofit, philanthropic, educational, community-based, grassroots, and other mission-based organizations in the Bay State. This is a moderated, flame-free email list that is open to anyone who is interested in the topic and willing to adhere to the principles of civil discourse.  To subscribe email 

If you have an event you would like to see here, the submission deadline is 11 AM on Sundays, as Energy (and Other) Events is sent out Sunday afternoons.