[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - August 19, 2018

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Monday, August 20
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9am  From Algebraic Geometry to Vision and AI
10am  Did the Emperor of Morocco Really Father 888 Children?
6:30pm  GET IT TOGETHER: SAVING HACKS IN 2018
7pm  Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water's Edge

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Tuesday, August 21
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12pm  A New Food Story For New England
6pm  She Geeks Out Panel: Meet the female candidates standing up for change
6:30pm  When Industry Hides the Facts about Toxins

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Wednesday, August 22
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11am  Wearable Electrochemical Sensors: Toward Labs on the Skin or in the Mouth
12pm  Getting under the skin of dermatological disease using protein biomarkers
3pm  xTalk with Pierre Dubuc:  Building Education-to-Employment Programs That Actually Work
6:30pm  The Future of Cybersecurity

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Thursday, August 23
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5:30pm  BostonFest 2018
6pm  Parks for All: How City Parks Address Inequity
6pm  No Man's Land Film Screening
6:30pm  How Genetics Can Teach Us What Makes People Get Sick
6:30pm  GA & BNT PRESENT: AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY
7pm  Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change 
7:30pm  Exploring the Future: technologies that will change our lives by 2030

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Friday, August 24
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8:30am  Tea Talk: Sustainability and Collaboration in Holland
12:35pm  The Salvation Army's 17th Annual Community Food Festival and Live Auction
3pm  MA Secretary of State Primary Debate: Secretary of State Galvin & City Councillor Josh Zakim

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Saturday, August 25
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9am  Green Building Bike Tour
3:30pm  Be the Change: Voter Registration

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Sunday, August 26
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10am  8th Annual Boston African Festival 
2pm  A Poet Among Angels: Anne Sexton and Forest Hills - walking tour

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Monday, August 27
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10am  On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit
10am  TEDxBeacon Street Salon:  Perspectives

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Tuesday, August 28
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8:30am  Inspirations from The Wonder of Learning: Dialogues from Reggio Emilia
2pm  The Beautiful Brain Spotlight Tour:  Satrajit Ghosh, Principal Research Scientist, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
6pm  Explore | Future of Medical Cannabis Research


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My rough notes on some of the events I go to and notes on books I’ve read are at:
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com

Geometry Links - August 14, 2018
http://geometrylinks.blogspot.com/2018/08/geometry-links-august-14-2018.html

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Monday, August 20
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From Algebraic Geometry to Vision and AI
WHEN  Monday, Aug. 20, 9am - 5:20pm
WHERE  Harvard Science Center, Hall B, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Conferences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Organized by Ching-Li Chai, David Gu,
Amnon Neeman, Yang Wang, Shing-Tung Yau, and Song-Chun Zhu,
and made possible by the support of the NSF, the CMSA, and
the Harvard Math Department.
SPEAKER(S)  Peter Belhumeur, Columbia University
Agnes Desolneux, ENS Cachan
Sol Garfunkel, COMAP
Stuart Geman, Brown University
János Kollár, Princeton University
Tai Sing Lee, Carnegie Mellon University
Emnuele Macri, Northeastern University
Peter Michor, University of Vienna
Jitendra Malik, Berkeley/FAIR
Michael Miller, Johns Hopkins
Mark Nitzberg, BAIR
Aaron Pixton, MIT
Bernard Saint-Donat
Jayant Shah, Northeastern University
Josh Tenenbaum, MIT
Burt Totaro, UCLA
Yang Wang, HKUST
Avi Wigderson, IAS
Ying Nian Wu, UCLA
Song-Chun Zhu, UCLA
CONTACT INFO	Sarah LaBauve: slabauve at math.harvard.edu
DETAILS	
A Symposium Celebrating the Mathematical work of David Mumford
LINK  http://cmsa.fas.harvard.edu/mumford/

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Did the Emperor of Morocco Really Father 888 Children?
Monday, August 20
10am
Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First Street, Cambridge

Marc Abrahams and Gus Rancatore

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GET IT TOGETHER: SAVING HACKS IN 2018
Monday, 20 August
6:30 – 8:30 pm EDT
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://generalassemb.ly/education/get-it-together-saving-hacks-in-2018/boston/54058

Rent rising? Living costs growing? Pressure to adult getting overwhelming? Join us for an evening with a simple goal - Have your cake and eat it too. We've invited experts to help you get your finances together with tips and tricks for:
budgeting like a boss
investing with intent
feeling empowered when it comes to your finances

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Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water's Edge
Monday, August 20
7:00pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

An ancient, and vital, part of nature's ecosystem, seaweed is now emerging as an increasingly important source of food in a world faced with diminishing natural resources.

In Seaweed Chronicles, acclaimed nature writer Susan Hand Shetterly opens a window into the world of this fascinating organism by providing an elegant, often poetic look at life on the rugged shore of the Gulf of Maine. Shetterly offers a close look at the life cycle of seaweed, and introduces us to the men and women who farm and harvest it--and their increasingly difficult task of protecting this critical natural resource against forces both natural and man-made.

Ideal for readers of such books as The Hidden Life of Trees and How to Read Water, Seaweed Chronicles is a beautiful tribute to a little-known part of our country and a significant contribution to our understanding of our natural habitat.

Susan Hand Shetterly is the author of the essay collections Settled in the Wild and The New Year's Owl, as well as several children's books, including Shelterwood, named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children by the Children's Book Council. She lives in Maine.

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Tuesday, August 21
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A New Food Story For New England
Tuesday, August 21
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Webinar
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-new-food-story-for-new-england-tickets-46852508113

Presenter: Lisa Fernandes, Communication Director, Food Solutions New England
How we talk about food and our food system has the power to reinforce existing “narratives” or stories. But our communications can also change the way people think about food, their roles in the food system and, ultimately, change their actions and behaviors. In this webinar we will gain foundational knowledge about the importance of recognizing underlying food system narratives, but we will also learn about the New Narrative work being coordinated by Food Solutions New England to elevate the stories that will help shift our region toward a strong, healthy and just food system for all. Lisa will offer specific ideas and tools for how to craft your food system communications to avoid pitfalls and to achieve your desired goals more effectively.

Join the webinar using Zoom: https://unh.zoom.us/j/155195648

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She Geeks Out Panel: Meet the female candidates standing up for change
Tuesday, August 21
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Hatch Fenway, 401 Park Drive, 8th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-geeks-out-panel-meet-the-female-candidates-standing-up-for-change-tickets-47686598901

Meet three Democratic female candidates who are all challenging male incumbents in Massachusetts races. We'll get to hear directly from the candidates - what their experiences have been running for office so far, what it's like being an outsider within a party, running for office, and much more. The panel will be moderated by Diane Hessan, who will deftly blend a meaningful conversation of politics, business, tech, and gender. We'll also provide you with the opportunity to register to vote and share how you can set up your own voter registration drive!

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please note, primaries are being held on September 4... get out and vote and if you're not registered, please register by August 15! You can find more information here.

Ayanna Pressley - Running for MA 7th Congressional District against incumbent Mike Capuano
An At-Large member of the Boston City Council, Ayanna made history as the first person of color at the top of the ticket when first elected in 2009. Ayanna's political career spans more than 18 years, in various behind-the-scenes capacities at the federal level of government. During her time in office, she created and chairs the City Council’s Committee on Healthy Women, Families, and Communities, which is devoted to the causes that she has always cared deeply about: stabilizing families and communities, reducing and preventing violence and trauma, combating poverty, and addressing issues that disproportionately impact women and girls. Ayanna has earned local and national attention for her efforts to provide pathways to graduation for pregnant and parenting teens, ensure Boston high school students receive comprehensive sexual health education, diversify economic and wealth building opportunities for women and people of color, and strengthen support services for families of homicide victims and sexual assault survivors. In 2013, she formed the Elevate Boston coalition to ensure issues uniquely impacting women and girls and the LGBTQ community were part of the 2013 Boston mayoral race debate. Ayanna is determined to advance a political agenda focused on women and breaking the cycle of poverty and violence. Pressley is committed to working in partnership with the community to build broad and diverse coalitions to advance policy reform.

Brianna Wu - Running for MA 8th Congressional District against incumbent Stephen Lynch
Brianna is forging a bold path forward in her commitment to single-payer healthcare, income equality, and solutions for climate change. Brianna was, and continues to be, a major target of abuse and harassment, most famously in Gamergate. A fierce advocate for women's rights and technology issues such as cybersecurity and privacy, she chose to run for office because she believes that people want leaders that will take on the NRA, stand up to the extreme Right-Wing, and address the most pressing issue our nation faces - economic inequality.

Sam Hammar - Running for MA State Senate, 5th Middlesex District against incumbent Jason Lewis
Having experience with tech and government, Sam is uniquely qualified to serve in the State Senate. She believes that it's time to get the progress that working families deserve. An advocate for women and families, Sam is an experienced public servant who believes that the State House should prioritize the economic crises that are crushing Massachusetts: affordable housing, child and senior care, and student debt.

Moderator: Diane Hessan
Diane is the founder of C Space (formerly Communispace), former CEO of Startup Institute, Board Member of several companies, organizations, and institutions, and has most recently applied her passion for market research and appreciation for diverse opinions to seek common ground solutions to pressing problems in the current political climate. She has been a featured speaker at many conferences over the years, as well as a guest on national news programs such as CNN, CNBC, and NBC Nightly News. 

Agenda:
6:00pm-6:30pm - Registration and mingling
6:30pm-8:00pm - Panel
8:00-8:30pm - Wrap up and mingling

Thanks to Chicken & Rice Guys for providing food!

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When Industry Hides the Facts about Toxins
Tuesday, August 21
6:30 PM
Belmont Media Center, 9 Lexington St, Belmont 

Philippe Grandjean, D.M.Sc, M.D., Professor and Chair of Environmental Medicine, University of Southern Denmark; Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health, Harvard P. Chan School of Public Health; Co-Editor (with David Ozonoff, Boston University School of Public Health) of Environmental Health journal. 

PFASs are industrial chemicals used in many products, including fire-fighting foam, sprays, teflon, many consumer products. These chemicals are highly toxic to humans, animals, and the environment. PFAS are associated with pregnancy and birth problems, sperm deficiencies, immunity deficiencies, asthma, and other disorders. Recently, the discovery of high levels of PFAS in public drinking water has increased public alarm about these chemicals. 

Scientists who have studied the impact of PFAS for years have just learned that the producers of these chemicals (3M, Dupont) were fully aware of the toxicity decades ago –but did not release the data. 

Dr. Grandjean is an international leader in the research on PFAS. In this program, he discusses the health impact of PFAS toxins and the issue of industrial concealment of critical data.

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Wednesday, August 22
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Wearable Electrochemical Sensors: Toward Labs on the Skin or in the Mouth
Wednesday, August 22
11:00am to 12:00pm
Harvard, Pierce 209, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Joseph Wang, University of California - San Diego 
Wearable sensors have received a major recent attention owing to their considerable promise for monitoring the wearer’s health and wellness [1,2]. The medical interest for wearable systems arises from the need for monitoring patients over long periods of time. These devices have the potential to continuously collect vital health information from a person’s body and provide this information to them or their healthcare provider in a timely fashion. Such sensing platforms provide new avenues to continuously and non-invasively monitor individuals and can thus tender crucial real-time information regarding a wearer’s health.  This presentation will discuss recent developments in the field of wearable electrochemical sensors integrated directly on the epidermis or within the mouth for various non-invasive biomedical monitoring applications [3-6]. Particular attention will be given to non-invasive monitoring of metabolites and electrolytes using flexible amperometric and potentiometric sensors, respectively, along with related materials and integration considerations. The preparation and characterization of such wearable electrochemical sensors will be described, along with their current status and future prospects and challenges. 

Speaker Bio: 
Joseph Wang is Distinguished Professor, SAIC Endowed Chair and Chair in Department of Nanoengineering at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also the Director of the UCSD Center of Wearable Sensors. He served as the director of Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors of Arizona State University (ASU) before joining UCSD.  Prof. Wang has published more than 1050 papers, 11 books and he holds 25 patents (H Index=152, >95,000 citations). He received 2 American Chemical Society National Awards in 1999 (Instrumentation) and 2006 (Electrochemistry) and 4 Honorary Professors from Spain, Argentina, Czech Republic, Romania, China and Slovenia. Prof. Wang is the Editor-in-Chief of Electroanalysis (Wiley). His scientific interests are concentrated in the areas of bioelectronics, biosensors, bionanotechnology, nanomachines, and electroanalytical chemistry.

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Getting under the skin of dermatological disease using protein biomarkers
Wednesday, August 22
12:00 p.m. ET
Webinar
RSVP at http://www.sciencemag.org/custom-publishing/webinars/getting-under-skin-dermatological-disease-using-protein-biomarkers

Speakers
Emma Guttman, M.D., Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
James G. Krueger, M.D., Ph.D., The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Moderated by
Sean Sanders, Ph.D., Science/AAAS, Washington, DC
Sponsored by Olink Proteomics
Dermatological diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, and alopecia are of great medical and socioeconomic significance, and are a leading cause of nonfatal disease burden for global health care. These diseases are often chronic and can have major physical and emotional impacts on sufferers, significantly reducing their quality of life. While such conditions may be classified as “skin diseases,” their underlying pathophysiology is complex, involving systemic inflammation and autoimmune processes. Exemplifying this complexity, diseases such as psoriasis are thought to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk, including myocardial infarction and stroke. Consequently, dermatological conditions represent both a challenge when it comes to penetrating their underlying biology and developing new and better therapies, and also an opportunity to gain insights into a wider range of mechanistically related diseases. Our panelists will discuss how biomarkers can contribute to these goals by improving our biological understanding and helping us to develop more effective, targeted treatments for patients in the future.

During the webinar, the speakers will:
Discuss the complex interplay of inflammatory and immunological processes in dermatological disease
Describe recent progress in understanding pathophysiology and therapeutic opportunities
Explore future developments and potential advances in this field
Answer your questions during the live broadcast!
This webinar will last for approximately 60 minutes.

Speaker bios
Emma Guttman, M.D., Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Dr. Guttman-Yassky is the Sol and Clara Kest Professor of Dermatology and Immunology and vice chair for research in the Department of Dermatology as well as director of the Center for Excellence in Eczema and of the Laboratory of Inflammatory Skin Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She earned her M.D. from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University in Israel, and a Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. After receiving her Israeli board certification in dermatology, she moved to the United States to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at The Rockefeller University and a second dermatology residency at Weill Cornell Medicine, both in New York. Her major focus is atopic dermatitis (AD). She made paradigm-shifting discoveries on the immunologic basis of AD in humans, enriching the understanding of its pathophysiology and opening the door to new AD therapeutics. She has developed comprehensive molecular maps of AD, defining skin differentiation and immune circuits characterizing the disease. She has established the reversibility of the AD phenotype and defined a series of biomarkers that are now accelerating testing of novel, pathway-specific drugs for AD. Recently she has extended her research interest to alopecia areata; her findings in that area are also being translated into possible novel therapeutic targets. Dr. Guttman-Yassky cofounded and serves as president-elect of the International Eczema Council, and was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Dermatological Association. She received the Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Dermatology in 2011.

James G. Krueger, M.D., Ph.D., The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Dr. Krueger is head of the Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology at The Rockefeller University in New York City. He also serves as a physician and codirector for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at The Rockefeller University Hospital in New York as well as chief executive officer of the hospital. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in virology and cell biology from The Rockefeller University. He received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, where he also completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology. Dr. Krueger is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. His research group at Rockefeller was the first to conduct clinical trials with specific, targeted immune antagonists in psoriasis; this work established that elimination of pathogenic T cells from skin lesions could reverse the full pathological phenotype of psoriasis. Since then, his group has used immune-based therapeutics to dissect inflammatory pathways in psoriasis and to conduct parallel pharmacogenomic studies that define mechanisms of targeted therapeutics in human populations. A more recent focus has been definition of new inflammatory pathways as well as new types of inflammatory cells in psoriasis lesions that are now being targeted with new biologic drugs.

Sean Sanders, Ph.D., Science/AAAS, Washington, DC
Dr. Sanders did his undergraduate training at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, UK, supported by the Wellcome Trust. Following postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and Georgetown University, Dr. Sanders joined TranXenoGen, a startup biotechnology company in Massachusetts working on avian transgenics. Pursuing his parallel passion for writing and editing, Dr. Sanders joined BioTechniques as an editor, before joining Science/AAAS in 2006. Currently Dr. Sanders is the Senior Editor for Custom Publishing for the journal Science and Program Director for Outreach.

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xTalk with Pierre Dubuc:  Building Education-to-Employment Programs That Actually Work
Wednesday, August 22
3:00pm to 4:00pm
MIT, Building 4-149, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

After years of experimentation and research, OpenClassrooms is designing a pedagogical model for the future: harmoniously merging online courses and human coaching, project-based and competency-driven, leading to state-endorsed diplomas and degrees with a job guarantee. 

Starting from scratch, OpenClassrooms now gathers three million learners every month, across 130 countries. Pierre Dubuc will give a thorough explanation of what he's learned along the way, and how the OpenClassrooms experiment could help shape a new paradigm in higher education. 

Dubuc is the CEO and cofounder of OpenClassrooms, a scale-up EdTech headquartered in Paris, France.

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The Future of Cybersecurity
Wednesday, August 22
6:30PM - 8:30PM	
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street, Boston

In this new digital world, the job demand in cybersecurity has exploded. From the large financial institutions, to the insurance companies, to the government agencies, everyone needs cyber security to identify the changing nature of IT threats and to protect consumer information. The industry has seen how urgent the skills shortage has become as major brands are seeking a greater degree of job ready candidates.

Come join General Assembly and our panel of experts to learn more about the Cybersecurity landscape, what a cybersecurity job entails, and whether this is the career suited for you.

More information at http://www.generalassemb.ly

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Thursday, August 23
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BostonFest 2018
Thursday, August 23
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
The Lawn On D, 420 D Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bostonfest-2018-tickets-44884242979
Cost:  $15

We know Boston is one of the best cities in the world to live, work and play. This summer, we're bringing 2,000 of the Hub's coolest young professionals together to enjoy the city we call home at a huge party: BostonFest.
Nominate your company, or a company that you love for Coolest Companies Awards! Nominations are open until June 29th.
Coolest Companies categories:
Best Perks
Boston's Coolest Social Influencer
Pet Friendly
Best Workspace
Most Philanthropic
All Around Coolest
From food truck favorites to local music, the best employers and beloved brands, BostonFest is our can't-miss celebration of everything we love most about the city. Join us on Thursday, August 23rd, for the celebration of the summer.
Want to align your brand with our events? Email us at sales at americaninno.com for more information.

This event is strictly 21+. Guests must bring a valid ID and Eventbrite ticket to enter. Event is rain or shine. No refunds or reentry.

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Parks for All: How City Parks Address Inequity
Thursday, August 23
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Rabb Hall, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parks-for-all-how-city-parks-address-inequity-tickets-46762053561

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center invites a panel of experts to address the question of how cities can achieve equitable access to open spaces. Panelists will expand upon barriers to access, and the interwoven challenges of environmental stewardship, resilient infrastructure, and transportation; they will also talk about solutions, and the ways that audience members can engage politically to advocate for their open spaces. Panelists include Madhu C. Dutta-Koehler, Associate Professor of Practice and Director of City Planning and Urban Affairs at Boston University; Ted Landsmark, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy; and Kevin Essington, Director, Southern New England Area at The Trust for Public Land. The panel will be moderated by Chris Cook, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the City of Boston.

Following a question-and-answer session, audience members and panelists are invited to view the Leventhal Map Center’s exhibition, Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces.

This panel is presented in partnership with The Trust for Public Land.

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No Man's Land Film Screening
Thursday, August 23
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Lamplighter Brewing Co., 284 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-mans-land-film-screening-tickets-48662400550
Cost:  $20

Join Lamplighter Brewing Co. and The North Face in presenting a No Man's Land film screening to the greater Boston community! Highlighting and celebrating powerful women in adventure and the outdoors, the event will include local beer from Lamplighter Brewing, Co., a raffle of gear and apparel from The North Face, representation from local Boston outdoor recreation and advocacy organizations, and a chance to mingle with other community members who share a similar passion! 

One ticket includes entry and seating for the film, a beer of your choice, a raffle entry and a $5 donation to Free to Run, a local organization that supports women living in areas of conflict through adventure sports.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, the film screening will start at 7:00 pm.

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How Genetics Can Teach Us What Makes People Get Sick
Monday, August 23
6:30 - 8pm
Aeronaut, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville

Dr Ben Neale

More information at http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/science-by-the-pint/

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GA & BNT PRESENT: AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY
Thursday, August 23
6:30 – 8:30 pm EDT
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://generalassemb.ly/education/ga-bnt-present-augmented-virtual-reality/boston/55250?utm_source=BostonNewTechnology&utm_campaign=BostonNewTechnology

Join us at GA to see innovative and exciting local AR & VR technology demos, presented by startup founders and industry experts. Network with 100+ attendees from the Boston-area startup/tech community.
About Our Partners

Boston New Technology
Boston New Technology is a tech and startup community whose mission is to help local startups succeed through free publicity, education, business connections, resources and live presentation opportunities at monthly events.
http://BostonNewTechnology.com

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Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change 
Thursday, August 23
7:00pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

The personal is not only political, it's also economic and sexual: as a society, we're encouraged to view economics as objective science far removed from us--when in reality it has concrete and far-reaching effects on our everyday lives. 

In Screwnomics, Rickey Gard Diamond shares personal stories, cartoons, and easy-to-understand economic definitions in her quest to explain the unspoken assumptions of 300 years of EconoMansplaining--the economic theory that women should always work for less, or better for free. It unpacks economic definitions, turns a men-only history on its head, and highlights female experiences and solutions. encouraging female readers to think about their own economic memoir and confront our system's hyper-masculine identity. 

In the past fifty years, the US has witnessed a major shift in economic theory, and yet few women can identify or talk about its influence in their own lives. Accessible and inspiring, Screwnomics offers female readers hope for a better, more inclusive future--and the tools to make that hope a reality.

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Exploring the Future: technologies that will change our lives by 2030
Thursday, August 23 
7:30pm
Webinar
RSVP at https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&partnerref=email2-uscan&cmpid=undefined&eventid=1797012&sessionid=1&key=B6072E964FCA6FDF87E978F367D1C780&regTag=331545&sourcepage=register

Humanity’s future is being shaped by the technologies emerging today. These technologies include artificial intelligence and robotics, future transport and renewable power, data mining and data privacy. They are set to have a huge impact on the way we live, work and play.

But these technologies also raise important questions: do we clearly understand the potential of artificial intelligence, how will robots change the nature of work and society more broadly, can we exploit personal information and keep it private at the same time, and are we doing enough to make energy renewable?  

New Scientist’s “Exploring the Future” webinar will challenge an expert panel of engineers and scientists to discuss these questions and the technologies behind them to better understand how they will change our lives by 2030.  

Speakers
Alice Klein (Chair), New Scientist’s Australasian reporter
Alice Klein is the Australasia Reporter for New Scientist. She has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Sydney and is passionate about boosting the public profile of science. She has appeared on radio and podcasts, made a science documentary series, and written for Australian Doctor,Medical Observer and the Washington Post.

Salah Sukkarieh, Professor of robotics and intelligent systems at the University of Sydney
Salah develops robotic devices and intelligent machines that can operate 24/7 in outdoor spaces without direct human input. His intelligent machines include robotic aircraft that can spray weeds in remote locations, an automated berth in Brisbane where ships are loaded and unloaded by robots and autonomous systems for commercial aviation. In 2017, he was awarded the CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science.

Lachlan McCalman, Machine learning engineer at Data61, Australia’s leading data innovation group
Lachlan leads a team at Data61 that builds software systems to solve real-world problems with machine learning. He focuses on complex, ambiguous or data-poor applications where making decisions requires robust estimates of predictive uncertainty. He is an expert on artificial intelligence and machine learning with a broad knowledge of privacy preserving technologies and how these can be applied to big data.

Matt MacLeod, Engineer and manager of Advanced Technical Vehicles & Site Development at Toyota Australia
Matt leads Toyota Australia’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell activities, which have significant potential to become an alternative source of energy. Hydrogen is an ideal material for storing energy in large quantities and hydrogen fuel cells generate electricity producing only water a by-product. They can be used in cars, buses, trucks, trains, forklifts and also in fixed locations. From a mobility perspective Toyota sees both battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles as complimentary technologies in the future.

Brad Yelland, Director of engineering and technology at BAE Systems Australia
Brad is an aerospace engineer who has worked in a wide range of projects at BAE Systems including real-time digital flight simulation, the Nulka autonomous hovering rocket and unscrewed aerial vehicle technology. He is an expert in hypersonics and autonomous systems.

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Friday, August 24
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Tea Talk: Sustainability and Collaboration in Holland
Friday, August 24
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
CIC, 18th floor kitchen, 50 Milk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tea-talk-sustainability-and-collaboration-in-holland-tickets-48848410912

Craving more than “small talk” on a regular basis? Come actively engage in stimulating conversation centered around important cultural topics over a cup of tea. CIC Boston is excited to invite you to a reoccurring event called Tea Talk. here at 50 Milk. It is an open tea and conversation event designed for fostering a diverse community.

For August's talk, we're joined by Marloes Jongewaard from the Holland Innovation Network in a talk centered around a history of sustainability and collaboration, and how the Netherlands works with others to make cities and communities more livable.

On this journey to Holland, you will learn about inspiring circular economy initiatives, and how Amsterdam became the bicycle capital of the world (and the first city to have a bicycle mayor!). We’ll go back in history a bit and see how the Dutch’ intrinsic relationship with the water created such an eco-minded and collaborative society.

During the talk, there will be delicious coffee and tea, as well as some snacks from Holland.

The Holland Innovation Network stimulates international cooperation between companies, knowledge institutes, and governments in the fields of innovation, technology, and science. The Network is located in 22 cities worldwide and is part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Want to host a TeaTalk? Please email Kat Lazell at lazell at cic.com

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The Salvation Army's 17th Annual Community Food Festival and Live Auction
Friday, August 24
12:35pm to 2:00pm
University Park, 23 Sidney Street Cambridge
Cost:  $15

Food Festival is an all you can eat buffet with food from local restaurants and also a live auction. 

Food Fest is hosted by the Salvation Army Cambridge Corps to benefit Bridging the Gap (BTG). The event features an all you can eat buffet of delicious cuisine from local businesses in the Cambridge area. Food Fest also features live music and a live auction. Funds are raised through event ticket sales and the auction of donated items. All funds raised go to support Salvation Army's BTG program, a successful life skills diversion program for at-risk youth. We thank you in advance for your support.

We strive to inspire and empower youth to have a successful and dynamic future through a program in which teenagers develop life-skills, become familiar with community resources, visit job sites and college campuses ,and give back to their community through community service projects. We would like to thank you in advance for your generosity in support of youth being served through BTG.

Contact:  617 547 3400
https://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyOfCambridge/

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MA Secretary of State Primary Debate: Secretary of State Galvin & City Councillor Josh Zakim
Friday, August 24
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
UMass Club, 1 Beacon Street, Floor 32, Amherst Room, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ma-secretary-of-state-primary-debate-secretary-of-state-galvin-city-council-zakim-tickets-48568245931

BE SEATED BY 2:45 P.M. 
THIS WILL BE A LIVE RADIO BROADCAST.
University of Massachusetts Boston McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, WBUR radio, and The Boston Globe, will host live debates with the Democratic candidates running for secretary of the state this year.

WBUR host Deborah Becker, will be joined by co-moderator James Pindell of The Boston Globe. The conversations will be conducted before a live audience at UMass Boston, and live-streamed on bostonglobe.com and wbur.org.

Because the conversations are taking place as part of WBUR’s Radio Boston program, from 3 to 4 p.m., the live audience must be in their seats in the Amherst Room by 2:45 p.m. The doors open at 2:00 p.m. and close at 2:45p.m. The conversations are free and open to the public, but registration will be required. 

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: 
Audience Q & A, submit questions: #MASecStateDebate

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Saturday, August 25
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Green Building Bike Tour
Saturday, August 25
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
TBD
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-building-bike-tour-tickets-46529698581
Cost:  $10

Join us for another year of green buildings by bike tour. Biking is one of the healthiest, greenest, and best ways to see the city in all its architectural glory. This tour is a unique opportunity to hear insights into recent sustainable building and development projects. This year we are taking the tour through Somerville, as we hit a diverse spread of sights and scenes. Somerville is very much a place in transition with various climate exposure risks that need to be considered in the development process. Bike with us to see how some projects are tackling those issues, and be prepared for a highly informative exploration of landscape architecture along our bike tour stops. Bring your helmet for safety, bike lock for when you go in the buildings, water for hydration, and good vibes for this fun event. Sign up now, space is limited!

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Be the Change: Voter Registration
Saturday, August 25
3:30pm to 5:30pm 
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street,Cambridge

Congressman Mike Capuano joins our voter registration drive.

We will have forms available so you can register to vote at this event. Massachusetts also allows for online voter registration.

Voter Registration Deadlines:
August 15 to vote in the primary on September 4.
October 17 to vote in the general election on November 6

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Sunday, August 26
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8th Annual Boston African Festival 
Sunday, August 26
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM EDT
Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-boston-african-festival-tickets-47980648411

Please Join me LIVE as the Master of Ceremony of The 8th Annual Boston African Festival hosted by the Shalupe Foundation :
Please Visit : http://www.africanfestivalofboston.com

The Annual Boston African Festival is consider the Multi-cultural Celebration of the year and the largest gather of Africans in Boston featuring best of African arts, fashion, vendors, foods, amazing line up of musicians and talents promoting diversity/inclusion and community building through the arts. Please reach out if you are interested in becoming a volunteer and for vendor registration, please visit http://www.africanfestivalofboston.com/vendor-online-form

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A Poet Among Angels: Anne Sexton and Forest Hills - walking tour
Sunday, August 26
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Forest Hills Cemetery - Visitor Kiosk, 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Jamaica Plain
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-poet-among-angels-anne-sexton-and-forest-hills-walking-tour-tickets-48918483501
Cost:  $10

FHET welcomes author and historian Dee Morris for a Sunday afternoon Cemetery Walking Tour

A Poet Among Angels: Anne Sexton and Forest Hills
A born storyteller, Anne Sexton (b.1928) found a ready audience for her highly personal, confessional poetry during the 1960s. Words became her lifeline as she struggled with severe depression, alcoholism and mental illness. Following her suicide in 1974, her cremated remains were interred here. Our route to the Sexton family lot is highlighted by high-powered angel monuments that add serenity to the eternal community. On nearby Summit Ave, several creative Bostonians, including a woman who wrote science fiction, rest in peace. 
Join us for a summer stroll that celebrates Anne Sexton and her Forest Hills neighbors.

This Walking Tour lasts up to 90 minutes with frequent stops over varied terrain. Meet at the Visitor’s Circle just inside the main gate. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
Dogs are welcome on this tour but must remain on leash at all times.

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On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit
Monday, August 27
10am 
Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First Street, Cambridge

Marc Abrahams and Gus Rancatore  

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TEDxBeacon Street Salon:  Perspectives
Monday, August 27
10 am-2 pm:
at/around Fenway Park (home of the Red Sox)
RSVP at https://tedxbeaconstreet.com/tedxbeaconstreet-salon-at-fenway/

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Inspirations from The Wonder of Learning: Dialogues from Reggio Emilia
Tuesday, August 28
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, 200 Riverway, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspirations-from-the-wonder-of-learning-dialogues-from-reggio-emilia-to-new-england-tickets-45972412724
Cost:  $125

Inspired by "The Dialogue with Places", "Dialogue with Materials" and "Ideas and Projects" sections of the exhibit, we will find inspiration and bring the principles of Reggio Emilia to our own local contexts, cultures, and communities. Morning introductions from Lella Gandini and George Forman followed by an afternoon of small groups from architectural groups, museums and schools that have found inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach. Time to explore the exhibit and meet with teaching teams for planning. 

Agenda
Introducing The Hundred Languages of Children and the Relationship with the Schools in Reggio Emilia with Lella Gandini and George Forman
Panel Discussion with Local Researchers: Influence and Importance of Reggio Emilia Then and Now 
Including 
Marina Boni, The Boston Public Schools
Stephanie Cox Suarez, Wheelock Documentation Studio, Harvard’s Project Zero
Jane Lannak, Boston University 
Peggy Martalock, Greenfield Community College
Dee Smith, University of Vermont
Joanne Szamreta, Lesley University
Facilitated Tours with various researchers and professors
Lunch*
Panel Discussions: Influence of Reggio on Current Research
Architectural Influence of Environment as Third Teacher on Classroom Designwith 
Boston Architects Society 
DW Arthur
Ecosistema Urbano
Studio MLA
Influence of Reggio on Innovative School Movementwith 
Yvonne Liu-Constant, Lesley Innovations Series
George Papayannis, Reggio in Upper Grades, Cathedral School
Emily Relkin, Developmental Tech at Tufts
Kofi Taha, MIT D-Lab

Workshops Including: 
Guidance in the Atelier: Supporting the Stages of Development in Drawing, Painting & Mark-Making with Cathy Topal, Smith College
Enchantment of Writingwith Hilary Odoy, Newtowne School
Continuity Project:Reggio Emilia Inspiration Beyond Pre-K with Jennifer Kesselring,Riverfield Counry Day School, Tulsa, OK
Reggio Upper Grades with George Papayannis, Cathedral School
 Wonder of STEAM with Yvonne Liu-Constant, Lesely UniversityMaterials, Environments and Small Group Work with Mark Weltner, Lincoln Nursery School
More TBD
Closing and Reflections

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The Beautiful Brain Spotlight Tour:  Satrajit Ghosh, Principal Research Scientist, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
Tuesday, August 28
2:00pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Satrajit Ghosh, Principal Research Scientist at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, and faculty member in the Speech and Hearing Biosciences and Technology program in the Harvard Division of Medical Sciences

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Explore | Future of Medical Cannabis Research
Tuesday, August 28
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
WeWork One Beacon Street, 1 Beacon Street, 15th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-future-of-medical-cannabis-research-tickets-48562623113

Want to learn about the new cannabis research licenses available from the Cannabis Control Commission and about the future of medical cannabis research? Join the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance as we all gather for an event on medical cannabis research that will include hearing from cannabis research license applicants and experts. 
Tickets are Free! Speakers & Sponsors will be announced soon!
Tentative Agenda
Location: WeWork at One Beacon Street 15th Floor in Boston
6:00pm - 6:30pm - Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm - 6:40pm - Introduction with Sponsors 
6:40pm - 7:45pm - Featured Speakers and Q&A Panel with moderator Nichole Snow
7:45pm - 8:30pm - More Networking & Refreshments (wrap-up)

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Friday, August 31
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Electrocortical Activity in a Pianist Playing ‘Vexations’ by Erik Satie Continuously for 28 Hours
Friday, August 31
10am
Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First Street, Cambridge

Marc Abrahams

More information at https://www.improbable.com/2018/07/11/new-series-of-events-improbable-research-table-talks/

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Tuesday, September 4
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Linking (Social) Cognition and Perception to Understand (Face) Recognition
Tuesday, September 4
10:00am - 11:00am
MIT, Building 46-3189, McGovern Seminar Room, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker:  Galit Yovel, Tel Aviv University

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BASG:  Food, Soil, Carbon, Regenerative Agriculture & H:3713
Tuesday September 4 
6:00 - 8:30PM 
CIC Kendall Square Venture Cafe, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-soil-climate-regenerative-agriculture-h3713-tickets-48872238180
Cost:  $8 -$12

Current levels of atmospheric carbon are so dangerously high that we cannot chose between reducing emissions and sequestering carbon. We must do both. Agriculture is the only sector that has the ability to transform from a net emitter of CO2 (producing about 10% of U.S. Emissions) to a net reducer of CO2. 

If the world's agricultural land were managed so that it were to gain soil carbon rather than lose it, an increase of only 0.4% soil organic carbon woud effectively offset 20-35% o global anthropgenic greenhouse gas emissions http://bit.ly./Miinasny .
Come learn about the science from Bill Moomaw

Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts, which he co-founded. He received his BA degree in chemistry from Williams College and PhD in physical chemistry from MIT. Following a 26-year career in chemistry and environmental studies at Williams College, where he directed the Center for Environmental Studies. He served as AAAS Science Fellow in the US Senate, where he worked on legislation that successfully addressed ozone depletion, and on legislation responding to the 1973 energy crisis. He began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute in Washington. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007. 
He serves on the boards of directors of The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts, the Consensus Building Institute, Earthwatch Institute, and on the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He chairs the boards of The Climate Group North America and Woods Hole Research Center. 
He and his wife, Margot, completed a zero net energy home in Williamstown MA in 2007 that produces sufficient solar electricity to meet all of its heating, lighting and appliance requirements while exporting surplus power to the grid.
Come hear about regenerative agriculture from Northeast Organic Farmer Caro Rozell who has over ten years experience working in farming and food security. Her farming experience includes full- time apprenticeships on mechanized tillage farms, assistant managing a 30-acre organic farm, and, for the past three years, starting and running her own no-till, small-scale CSA farm. She also manages the Soil Carbon Technical Assistance program for NOFA/Mass as well as the organization’s three-year Conservation Innovation Grant, the curriculum for the NOFA Winter Conference and the year-round Education Events. 

Come hear about pending legislation and how you can get involved

As we kick off BASG's 10th year, please join us to connect with old friends, meet new ones and learn what you can do to help. September 4th is the Massachusetts state primary and special election day for some - be sure to vote!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon! Carol, Holly, Tilly and Eric

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The Monarchy of Fear:  A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis
Tuesday, September 4
6:30 PM  (Doors at 6:00)
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store and Boston Review welcome distinguished philosopher and professor MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM for a discussion of her new book The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis.

About The Monarchy of Fear
For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her attention to the current political crisis that has polarized America since the 2016 election.

Although today’s atmosphere is marked by partisanship, divisive rhetoric, and the inability of two halves of the country to communicate with one another, Nussbaum focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked. She sees a simple truth at the heart of the problem: the political is always emotional. Globalization has produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of people in the West. That sense of powerlessness bubbles into resentment and blame; blame of immigrants, blame of Muslims, blame of other races, blame of cultural elites. While this politics of blame is exemplified by the election of Donald Trump and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum argues it can be found on all sides of the political spectrum, left or right.
Drawing on a mix of historical and contemporary examples, from classical Athens to the musical Hamilton, The Monarchy of Fear untangles this web of feelings and provides a roadmap of where to go next.

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Amateur:  A True Story About What Makes a Man
Tuesday, September 4
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning writer THOMAS PAGE MCBEE—author of Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man—for a discussion of his latest book, Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man.

About Amateur
In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing—learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body—McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes, and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a new way forward, a new kind of masculinity, inside the ring and outside of it.

In this graceful, stunning, and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting, and healing, we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man.

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MIT Solve Coastal Communities Challenge
How can coastal communities mitigate and adapt to climate change while developing and prospering?
https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/coastal-communities
Challenge deadline July 1, 2018

Challenge Overview
Over 30% of humanity lives near coasts, ranging from massive cities to key ports and naval bases to small islands. The effects of climate change – including sea level rise, stronger storms, ocean warming and acidification – are causing increasing negative impacts on these communities’ lives and livelihoods. For the 600 million people supported by the fishing industry, a majority of them women, overfishing, pollution, and acidification threaten their livelihoods and the fragile ecosystems on which they depend. In cities and elsewhere, some communities already face regular flooding due to higher tides, some will see more frequent natural disasters, and others will see tourist-attracting coral reefs or surfing fade.

Further, as 60% of global GDP and 90% of global trade moves through coasts, increased flooding or damage to port infrastructure poses risks for communities and businesses alike, whether or not they are near the ocean. In addition, coastal and ocean ecosystems absorb 25% of our excess CO2, but are often degraded through coastal development, making climate change harder to mitigate.

While facing numerous impacts, coastal communities from Puerto Rico to Dhaka also have the potential to demonstrate resilient and sustainable ways of living near and with the ocean. Doing so will require people to have access to new technological solutions—along with new ways to envision and enact hard decisions about economies, society, and infrastructure. The Solve community aims to find innovative solutions to support and enhance coastal communities, while mitigating and adapting to climate change. To do so, Solve welcomes solutions from innovators around the world that:

Increase the viability and scale of sustainable economic activity from oceans, ranging from fishing to energy production to tourism
Provide cost-effective infrastructure approaches to improve resilience in the face of increased storm-, sea-, and tidewater
Rebuild or replicate mangroves, corals, and other ecosystems to restore historic functions, including storm surge absorption, carbon uptake, and stable fisheries
Enable coastal communities, governments, and corporations to use data to understand and make complex decisions around sustainable and resilient development

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Announcing Destination 2040: The next long-range transportation plan for the Boston region

How would you improve the Boston region’s transportation system? That’s the question at the heart of the MPO’s preparations for Destination 2040, which the MPO expects to adopt in the spring of 2019.

Every four years, the MPO identifies the system’s strengths and weaknesses; forecasts changes in population, employment, and land use; and creates a plan to address existing and future mobility needs. The resulting long-range transportation plan (LRTP) allocates funding for major projects in the Boston region and guides the MPO’s funding of capital investment programs and studies.

Use the new Destination 2040 website at http://ctps.org/lrtp-dev to explore the state of the system; learn how the MPO will identify needs, revisit its vision and goals, and prioritize its investments; and share your own interests, concerns, and ideas.

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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.
https://somervilleyogurtmakingcoop.wordpress.com

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Free solar electricity analysis for MA residents
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHhwM202dDYxdUZJVGFscnY1VGZ3aXc6MQ

Solar map of Cambridge, MA
http://www.mapdwell.com/en/cambridge

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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: http://www.localgreenguide.org
To find out how how your business can be listed on the website or for sponsorship opportunities please contact Adritha at adritha at sbnboston.org

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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 https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/bfs

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The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) maintains a website (BNID.org) 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 - http://www.bnid.org/events
A jobs board that includes both internships and full time positions related to International Development that is updated daily - http://www.bnid.org/jobs
A directory and descriptions of more than 250 Boston-area organizations - http://www.bnid.org/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 -www.bnid.org/sign-up
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 info at bnid.org if you have any questions!

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Boston Maker Spaces - 41 (up from 27 in 2016) and counting:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zGHnt9r2pQx8.kfw9evrHsKjA&hl=en
Solidarity Network Economy:  https://ussolidarityeconomy.wordpress.com
Bostonsmart.com's Guide to Boston:  http://www.bostonsmarts.com/BostonGuide/

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Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering in the Boston Area:  http://www.BostonScienceLectures.com
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Harvard Events:  http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/harvard-events/events-calendar/
Harvard Environment:  http://environment.harvard.edu/events/calendar/
Sustainability at Harvard:  http://green.harvard.edu/events
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Eventbrite:  http://www.eventbrite.com/
Startup and Entrepreneurial Events:  http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/
Cambridge Civic Journal:  http://www.rwinters.com
Cambridge Happenings:   http://cambridgehappenings.org
Cambridge Community Calendar:  https://www.cctvcambridge.org/calendar

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