[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - July 5, 2020

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Sun Jul 5 11:41:59 PDT 2020

Energy (and Other) Events is a weekly mailing list published most Sundays covering events around the Cambridge, MA and greater Boston area that catch the editor's eye.

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Since almost all events are online now, Energy (and Other) Events is now virtual and can happen anywhere in the world.  If you know of online events that are happening which may be of interest to the editor of this publication, please let me know. People are connecting all across the world and I’d be more than happy to help facilitate more of that.


Mutual Aid Networks

Spreadsheet of mutual aid networks

Mutual Aid Networks to Combat Coronavirus

Boston COVID-19 Community Care

Boston + MA COVID19 Resources
(This is a different Google Doc with a similar name, compiled by the Asian
American Resource Workshop)

Cambridge Mutual Aid Network

Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville (MAMAS) network

Food for Free (for Cambridge and Somerville) volunteers to provide lunches for schoolchildren, elderly, and hungry

My notes to Rebecca Solnit’s A Paradise Built in Hell:  The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster, about how people faced with emergency and disaster usually move towards providing mutual aid, at least until elite panic, a term in disaster studies, kicks in, are available at http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2016/07/notes-on-rebecca-solnits-paradise-built.html


Details of these events are available when you scroll past the index


Daily Events

Monday, July 6

1pm How deep will the COVID-19 recession be?
1:30pm  Climate Designers Meetup: East Coast
4pm  Thriving Online - A Weekly Workshop

Tuesday, July 7

9am  The Role of AI in the Post-Pandemic Era
10am  Scaling up low-carbon energy: Economic, geopolitical, and environmental impacts
12pm  By Air, Land and Sea: insights on transportation during the Covid-19 crisis
12:30pm  Author Talk: Think Tank Aesthetics by Pamela Lee
6pm  The Future of Boston Tech & Startups
6pm  Women and the Future of Work: Women and Green Futures
6pm  Headed for Extinction and What to Do About It
8pm  L.A. Protest, Past and Present
8:30pm  Solidarity Symposium Series: Climate, Health & Social Justice
9pm  A Just Renewal and Green New Deal for Canada
9pm  Living in the Future's Past Online Screening and Q&A

Wednesday, July 8 - Thursday July 9 

EU Defense Washington Forum

Wednesday, July 8

8am  Inclusive and Sustainable Economies and COVID-19: Sustainable Futures
12pm  Birth and death of a single quantum of vibration
1:30pm  City Life After Coronavirus: Amsterdam
2pm  Algorithmic decision-making, AI, and disability justice with Lydia X. Z. Brown
4:30pm  Finding Solutions to the Needs and Challenges of Local Retail Businesses
5pm  Policing Without the Police: Race, Technology and the New Jim Code
7pm  Climate Speaks 2020 Livestream Performances

Thursday, July 9

Urban Agriculture and Climate Change: “The New Normal”
9am  Europe's Green Recovery
10am  Serving Society with Space Data: SDG 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
12pm  Using Social Media for Activism
2pm  Judy Wicks and Michael Shuman in Conversation about Living Economies
5:30pm  July Virtual EnergyBar
6pm  Race Matters
7pm  Climate Speaks 2020 Livestream Performances
7:30pm  XR Boston Book Club
7:30pm  Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World 
9pm  Online Climate Action Forum

Friday, July 10

9am  One-on-one with Carl Fredrik Sammeli
9:30am  Big, If True Webinar: Fighting a Two-Front War: Censorship and Disinformation in Southeast Asia
11am  Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Practical Magic—Powerful Objects from Ancient Egypt
12pm  EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series: Carbon Free Boston – A Long-Term Framework
1pm  Beyond Headlines and Hashtags - LIVE Friday Review of Pandemic News
8pm  Screening of Born of the People - Malcolm X and Ho Chi Minh (1975) and The Battle of St. Petersburg (1998)

Saturday, July 11

1pm  Climate Speaker Series - Dr. Renee Lertzman, environmental psychologist
4pm  Who Killed Berta Cáceres?: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet

Monday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 14

Vision for a Circular Future:  ReUSE Minnesota's Virtual Conference

Tuesday, July 14

9am  MetroCommon Research Release: How Diverse is MetroBoston's Municipal Workforce?
12:30pm  Author Talk: Handprints by Hubble by Kathryn D. Sullivan
6pm  Harvard Summer Teach-In
6pm  Solar Austin Happy Hour, Featuring Michael Brune
7pm  CLIMATE SOLUTIONS (w/ Mark Jacobson )
7pm  Is There a Connection? Climate Change and Coronavirus


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

Six Grandfathers



Swing Left Boston Virtual Activism Calendar 

Daily electoral activist events with social distancing kept in mind.



Stay At Home Fest - online music and performance events

Here Are All the Live Streams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis 

A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

Watch These Livestreamed Concerts During Your Social Distancing

Virtual Art Project (VAP-IT!) 

Free virtual music, museums, and art round-up

300,000 ebooks to download for free from the NY Public Library

Free streaming services 

Free nonprofit webinars

Monday, July 6

How deep will the COVID-19 recession be?
Monday, July 6
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.brookings.edu/events/how-deep-will-the-covid-19-recession-be/

Join the conversation on Twitter using #COVIDRecession
The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a major blow to the global economy and has the potential to cause the deepest global recession since World War II. As countries wealthy and poor alike enact strict lockdowns, activity has ground to a halt and millions have lost their jobs. Advanced economies as well as emerging market and developing economies have employed a wide range of large-scale fiscal and monetary stimulus programs. What are the short-term global implications of the pandemic? How will it affect long-term growth prospects? What should policymakers do to mitigate the damage and lay the foundations for a stronger recovery?

On Monday, July 6, the Global Economy and Development program will host a webinar to answer these questions and discuss policy options. After a presentation on the findings of the World Bank Group’s latest Global Economic Prospects report, a panel of experts will discuss the global recession. Questions from the audience will follow.

Viewers can submit questions by emailing events at brookings.edu or via Twitter at @BrookingsGlobal by using #COVIDRecession.


Climate Designers Meetup: East Coast
Monday, July 6
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-designers-meetup-east-coast-tickets-109667630836

Meet designers taking climate action

Join us for the Climate Designers: East Coast monthly meetup. Hang out with designers from Maine to Florida. Meet fellow graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers, software designers, illustrators, behavior designers, UX/UI designers, filmmakers, interior designers, interaction designers, motion designers, architects, visual designers — any kind of designer pushing for climate action in their work. 
Learn more at climatedesigners.org

Flow of the event:
Short intro on Climate Designers
Head into Breakout Rooms with 3 people to chat for about 15 minutes
Repeat Breakout Rooms with different people til end of the event
Wrap up

Mark your calendar as these meetups are on the first Monday of every month.
Note: These meetups are normally in-person, but due to the coronavirus, we are shifting this event to a virtual event using Zoom. Be sure you are in front of your laptop and ready for a video chat. 
We'll send out a Zoom link after 4pm local time the day of the event.
Please only RSVP if you live in this city/area. Our goal is to build relationships online to encourage people to connect in-person. If you'd like to meet other Climate Designers, join our Mighty Network:  https://climate-designers.mn.co/feed


Thriving Online - A Weekly Workshop
Monday, July 6
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/channel/sustain-what

Our third @earthinstitute #ThrivingOnline communication-innovation webcast (Monday July 6th, 4pm ET) will explore a fantastic melding of #remotelearning #remotesensing & visual journalism! Students from Iowa & Mass helped sift Amazon forest images for gold-mining impacts.

On Mondays from 4-5 p.m. US Eastern Time, longtime journalist, author and educator Andy Revkin hosts an open workshop testing paths to impact and sanity in an online information environment that is more overheated, and more important, than ever.

Revkin is the founding director of Columbia University's Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability, which works to boost the capacity of scientists, journalists, educators, students and citizens to communicate in ways that can speed progress toward a more sustainable relationship between our species, our planet and each other. Info: http://sustcomm.ei.columbia.edu Contact: andrew.revkin at columbia.edu 
Info: http://sustcomm.ei.columbia.edu Contact: andrew.revkin at columbia.edu

Watch these sessions on the Earth Institute's Sustain What video channel: https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/channel/sustain-what

Tuesday, July 7

The Role of AI in the Post-Pandemic Era
Tuesday, July 7
9 – 10 a.m.
RSVP at https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YTwN6EZ3RX2Y2XrkC377gg

DETAILS  In many countries around the world, COVID-related restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the virus are now being lifted. For policymakers, innovators, and researchers who quickly leveraged digital tools and AI as part of the acute response, this could mean re-thinking and pivoting priorities. As the world transitions to the next phase of response and beyond, the question remains: what is the role of digital tools and AI in a post-pandemic world?
In this webinar, we will bring together panelists with a diverse range of expertise in AI and data science to collectively think on how we can continue to move through, and forward, in the COVID-19 crisis. Experts will reflect on how they foresee their own field of work changing, discuss the obstacles that lie ahead and comment on the partnerships and investments needed to effectively and meaningfully leverage AI for good beyond the pandemic.


Scaling up low-carbon energy: Economic, geopolitical, and environmental impacts
Tuesday, July 7
10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
RSVP at https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a7pU0GVsQE6LeVb323s-Zw

The energy sector is facing unprecedented challenges, with the global Covid-19 pandemic complicating an already challenging transition toward a low-carbon future. One of the key elements in addressing both the current pandemic and climate change is with forward-looking collaborations in technology development and innovation—which have long been a hallmark of MIT’s approach to problem solving.

MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) and Energy Initiative (MITEI) are pleased to present a special webinar series with leading researchers and experts in the energy domain sharing their insights on important themes: “Energy Transitions & Economics” (May 6), “Innovations in Critical Low-Carbon Technologies” (May 13), “Grid-Scale Energy Storage” (May 21) and “Scaling up low-carbon energy: Economic, geopolitical, and environmental impacts” (July 7). 

Please join us in these webinars to hear and discuss with the experts so together we will be able to better navigate these difficult times for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future after the current crisis.


By Air, Land and Sea: insights on transportation during the Covid-19 crisis
Tuesday, July 7
RSVP at http://calendar.mit.edu/event/by_air_land_and_sea_insights_on_transportation_during_the_covid-19_crisis#.XvVdVS2ZNBY

Bring Israeli anchored innovation and research in regards to transportation in the Covid- 19 era to the MIT community and MIT to Israel.

On July 7, we will discuss the global impact that COVID-19 has on transportation and the way forward. The moderator will be Cathy Wu, Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT. Our guest speakers will be: Nicole Adler, Professor of Operations Research, Hebrew University, Roni Floman, VP of Marketing, Optibus Omer Primor, Head of Marketing, Windward Amy Vogel, MIT Civil and Environmental Major Class of 2020 and MISTI MIT-Alumnae.

The webinar is open to all. Preregistered participants will receive login information a day in advance. Feel free to share in advance any questions you would like to discuss in the Q and A.

This event is organized by the MISTI MIT-Israel program and co-sponsored by Ecomotion, the MIT Mobility Initiative, MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering and MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to mit-israel at mit.edu.


Author Talk: Think Tank Aesthetics by Pamela Lee
Tuesday, July 7
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-think-tank-aesthetics-by-pamela-lee-tickets-106980389224

MIT Press Live! presents an author talk with Pamela Lee, author of Think Tank Aesthetics

In Think Tank Aesthetics, Pamela Lee traces the complex encounters between Cold War think tanks and the art of that era. Lee shows how the approaches and methods of think tanks—including systems theory, operations research, and cybernetics—paved the way for a peculiar genre of midcentury modernism and set the terms for contemporary neoliberalism

About the author 
Pamela M. Lee is Carnegie Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Yale University and the author of Object to Be Destroyed: The Work of Gordon Matta-Clark, Chronophobia: On Time in the Art of the 1960s, Forgetting the Art World (all published by the MIT Press) and The Glen Park Library: A Fairy Tale (no place press).


Tuesday, July 7
5-6:30 pm EST 
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-green-future-race-gender-environment-tickets-109902820294

CLIMATE CHANGE (w/Dr. Michael Mann )

Dr. Heidi Hutner (Professor, Writer, Filmmaker, Eco-Feminist) 
Dr. Heidi Hutner, Director and Producer, is a professor of Sustainability and English at Stony Brook University, and a scholar of nuclear and environmental history and ecofeminism. She is the winner of Sierra Club Long Island's 2015 Environmentalist of the Year Award. At Stony Brook University, she teaches courses on environmental literature, history, and film. She chaired the Sustainability Studies Program for six years and was Associate Dean in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Hutner publishes widely as a writer and journalist on nuclear, environmental, and gender issues. She regularly gives public and keynote talks at universities and conferences on environmental studies and ecofeminism. Her current book project, ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN: VOICES OF WOMEN AND NUCLEAR DISASTERS will accompany the documentary and forms the basis of the film series. Hutner's many books, book chapters, and essays have been published by Oxford University Press, University of Virginia Press, Palgrave Press, Rowman and Littlefield Press, Broadview Press, among others. As a journalist, she writes for the New York Times, Ms. Magazine, Public Radio International, DAME, Spirituality and Health,  Mom's Clean Air Force, Yes!, Tikkun, and more. Hutner produces the popular web video show, Coffee with Hx2, in which she interviews world experts, Nobel Peace Prize winners, McArthur Genius Fellows, and other luminaries on sustainability and environmental issues. She recently appeared on the NBC News Think episode, “Clean Water is a Human Right” and gave a TEDx on "Eco-Grief and Ecofeminism."  Hutner was the associate producer of the off-Broadway climate-change musical, Endangered.
WATCH Heidi’s Ted Talk "Eco-Grief and Ecofeminism" 
Website: http://www.heidihutner.com/

Dr. Michael Mann (Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, Director of Earth System Science Center)
SPECIAL GUEST - Webinar #1  JULY 7:  5-6:30 pm EST - CLIMATE CHANGE 
Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).
Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system.
Dr. Mann was a Lead Author on the Observed Climate Variability and Change chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003. He has received a number of honors and awards including NOAA's outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. He contributed, with other IPCC authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2012 and was awarded the National Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation in 2013. He made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013. In 2014, he was named Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and received the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education. He received the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication from Climate One in 2017, the Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2018 and the Climate Communication Prize from the American Geophysical Union in 2018. In 2019 he received the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2020. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, the Geological Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is also a co-founder of the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.
Dr. Mann is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and four books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy and The Tantrum that Saved the World.
Website: https://michaelmann.net/

The mission of the Florence Belsky Foundation is “Connecting People, Sharing Ideas, Empowering Each Generation to Teach the Others”. 
Prior online series by Flobel include Best Practices for Documentary Films which was dedicated to Charles Hobson, who was an Emmy award-winning producer and educator. Charles was a trailblazing documentary filmmaker who helped shatter stereotypes with pioneering shows such as “Inside Bed-Stuy” and “Like It Is. 
For More Distance Learning Webinars CLICK HERE.
WEBSITE: http://www.Flobel.org and http://www.FlobelAngels.com

Full Webinar Dates: 
Webinar #1 
JULY 7:  5-6:30 pm EST - CLIMATE CHANGE (w/Dr. Michael Mann )
Webinar #2 
JULY 14: 7-8:30 pm EST- CLIMATE SOLUTIONS (w/ Mark Jacobson )
Webinar #3 
JULY 21: 7-8:30 pm EST - Languages of Nature (w/Tiokasin Ghosthorse )
Webinar #4  
JULY 28: 7-8:30 pm EST - Nuclear Weapons abolition, racism, and gender (w/ Gina Belafonte & Beatrice Fihn )
Webinar #5 
AUGUST 4:  7-8:30 pm EST - Environmental Justice, racism, activism, artivism. (w/Lyla June & J. Drew Lanham )
This series will be Co-Hosted by Dr. Heidi Hutner (Professor, Writer, Filmmaker, Eco-Feminist) & Dennis Yerry (Composer, Musician, Environmentalist). 
Special Guests: Dr. Michael Mann, Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Gina Belafonte, Beatrice Fihn - Nobel 2017 (TBC), Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lyla June Johnston, J. Drew Lanham, and other luminaries TBA!


The Future of Boston Tech & Startups
Tuesday, July 7
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-boston-tech-startups-tickets-107780963764

A high level overview discussion of the Boston tech & startup ecosystem, the challenges ahead & what trends and opportunities to watch for.

Who are the future leaders & innovators in the Boston tech scene?
What are the trends to watch for with today's rising startup stars?
When can we expect these changes within the Boston tech community?
Where will the growth occur within the tech scene in Boston?
Why should we care about these developments in Boston tech?

Join us on Tuesday July 7th as we discuss these questions and more at our Future Boston Tech & Startups virtual summit. Our panel of experts from across the local tech community in Boston will share their knowledge, expertise and experience on a variety of issues relevant not only to startups, corporations and investors based in Boston, but mentors and organizations who wish to partner with or start their own tech & startup ventures in The Hub.

Among the topics we’ll cover through our one hour Future of Boston Tech & Startups discussion are:
How has COVID-19 affected Boston's viability as a global leader in tech?
What are Boston based startups doing to adapt to today's socially distant world?
What role will tech-driven innovation play in reopening and reimagining Boston?
How would today's tech leaders "sell" Boston as a destination for early and growth stage startups in this "new normal”?

Cait Brumme, Managing Director, MassChallenge Boston
Caitlin Reimers Brumme is the Managing Director of MassChallenge Boston. Prior to MassChallenge, Caitlin led the Impact Collaboratory at the Harvard Business School, a multi-faceted effort to develop world class academic leadership on the topic of “Investing in the 21st Century” including sustainable, ESG and impact investing. Caitlin holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar, and a B.A. with honors from The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
David Chang, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
David is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at six startups and invested in 60 companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, which was acquired by E*TRADE. Previously, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and Director of the Babson Summer Venture Program.
David has held product and marketing roles at five Boston-based startups that were acquired. He previously led the PayPal Boston office and co-founded the Start Tank innovation space. Earlier in his career, he held roles at TripAdvisor (IAC), m-Qube (Verisign), edocs (Siebel), SnapMyLife (Exclaim Mobility), and Goldman Sachs.
As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, he holds several advisor/board memberships and has made 60 angel investments in early-stage startups. Awards include Boston Business Journal's Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, BostInno’s 50 on Fire: Education Winner / Investment Winner / Tech Finalist, and Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year.
David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jason Kraus, Founder & CEO, Prepare 4 VC and Partner, EQx Fund
Jason Kraus has been described as a "serial entrepreneur" by his friends and family ever since he opened his first business while still in college. He's always been intrigued by how companies got their start and how products that are now household names came to be. This led him to found startup consulting firm Prepare4VC, to cofound an alternative investment group Equity Venture Partners and to later join as a partner on a micro-VC, EQx Fund. To help others who share his passion, Jason is actively involved in Startup Grind and NextGen Summit, two notable startup communities developed to aid entrepreneurs in their endeavors.
His passion for business and the knowledge he's accrued has made Jason a sought-after authority by those interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the years, he's been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, All Business Media, Boston Voyager, Radio entrepreneurs and more to share his expertise. His hope is to help new founders get a strong foothold in their industry and increase their chances of success. His book Venture Forward uses stories from well-known entrepreneurs to show these new founders that they can find success through their trials and failures.
Joyce Sidopoulos , Co-Founder & Vice President, Programs & Community , MassRobotics
Joyce is the co-founder of MassRobotics (2015) where she is currently the Vice President for Programs and Community. She has been convening the growing robotics community since 2013 through work at the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. She recently co-founded and launched Robots.Jobs, a company dedicated to connecting robotics technology companies with talent.
Prior experience includes 14 years of civil service with the USN’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center where she held positions as Chief Scientist for Acoustic Performance Prediction System, Systems & Test Engineer, and Sonar Systems Analyst/Engineer. She has held senior Business Development and Engineering & Technical Resource Manager roles at General Dynamics and other defense contractors. She earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Thara Pillai, Director, Alumni Programs & Engagement, Harvard Innovation Labs
As Director of Alumni Engagement, Thara pilots programs and extends the reach of the Harvard Innovation Labs – both to provide ongoing support to Harvard Innovation Labs’ alumni ventures, and to bring together Harvard’s greater, global community of alumni entrepreneurs.
Thara is a veteran marketing and business development professional who has mentored and advised early-stage ventures in Boston and beyond. She is a Board Member at TiE Boston, a mentor at Founder Institute, and the founder of a networking and mentoring group for female entrepreneurs, RebelWomen. Over the past three years, she held roles at Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, overseeing programs to support alumni founders, from building community to developing programs to advance their ventures.
Thara holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, a Master’s in Journalism from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Broadcasting from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

What is Cities of Tech?
Cities of Tech is a live video podcast series exploring the impact and outlook of tech and business ecosystems across the globe. Each session brings together leaders from a specific locale to discuss trends, opportunities, issues and best practices from different angles From government and advocacy to startups and accelerators, we offer an unparalleled peek into the fabric of the communities powering tomorrow’s innovations.

About Linerun:
Linerun is a community driven experiential education platform fueling career and innovation growth for tomorrow's leaders. We empower leaders to connect, innovate and grow through media, events and programs. We offering mentorship, classes & events online and in person in the US.


Women and the Future of Work: Women and Green Futures
Tuesday, July 7
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-and-the-future-of-work-women-and-green-futures-tickets-107128933524

This webinar will focus on sustainability and the important space computing will occupy within that.

This talk is brought to you by Social Builder and is part of Social Builder's Women and the Future of Work webinar series, a collection of events that take a forward look at work, careers, and the digital spaces which will define them.

In order for the future to be brighter, it must be digital and it must be greener. If anything, this pandemic has highlighted the uncertainties that the future can hold and the necessity of careful planning to confront these challenges. Such a moment requires a renewed look at how people are preparing and working to stop global climate change and the problems that will come with it. 

This webinar brings together experts in all things sustainability across industries and provokes a discussion on how Tech can be used to create a greener future. 
Moderator:   Noor Boukari, Vice-president of Caesar Rodney High School Girls Who Code Chapter
Panelists:  Clarisa Diaz, Senior Interaction & Graphic Designer at WNYC and Gothamist
Melinda Hansen, Principal and Co-Founder of Electric Avenue 
Aparna Priyadarshi, Head of Data Science at Babban Gona
Iva Karolina Raisinger, Global Head of People Success of FS SBU Insurance, Capgemini
Bee Hui Yeh, Founder and Principal at Bee Hui Yeh


Headed for Extinction and What to Do About It
Tuesday, July 7
6 p.m. - 7:30 pm EST
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckd-2trj0tHNJG7DROLSojv6rKmA_5aFKS

The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency.

In this online talk, climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.

Everyone is welcome and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterward. This talk is free.


L.A. Protest, Past and Present
Tuesday, July 7
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-protest-past-and-present-tickets-109855554922

The first big uprising against police violence in L.A. came in 1965 in Watts. Today’s BLM protests are broader and more promising, but the challenges are no less daunting. Stories and perspectives from the authors of Set the Night on Fire (Mike Davis and Jon Wiener); N•gga Theory (Jody David Armour); and Bearing Witness While Black (Allissa V. Richardson), moderated by USC Annenberg professor and polymath Josh Kun. 
This event is part of a series presented by the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society program in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, East and West. Viewers get a 50% discount on Set the Night on Fire with this code. 

MIKE DAVIS, co-author of the new book Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties, is author of the L.A. classic, City of Quartz, as well as Late Victorian Holocausts, Buda’s Wagon and Planet of Slums. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Lannan Literary Award. 
JON WIENER, co-author with Davis of Set the Night on Fire, is a longtime contributing editor at the Nation and host and producer of Start Making Sense, the magazine’s weekly podcast. An emeritus professor of U.S. history at UC Irvine, his books include Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files and How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America. 
ALLISSA V. RICHARDSON studies how marginalized communities use mobile and social media to produce innovative journalism, especially in times of crisis. An assistant professor at USC Annenberg, she is author of Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest #Journalism, about mobile journalist-activists who have documented the BLM movement using only their smartphones and Twitter.
JODY DAVID ARMOUR is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. His book Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in Americaaddresses core BLM concerns: racial profiling police brutality and mass incarceration. His new book, N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law, will be published in August.
JOSH KUN (Moderator) is an author, scholar, curator and journalist. Kun is director of the USC Annenberg School of Communication, where he is a professor of communication and journalism and holds Annenberg’s endowed chair in cross-cultural communication. A MacArthur Fellow and the winner of a Berlin Prize and an American Book Award, Kun directs the Popular Music Project at Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center.
With a special appearance by NORMAN LEAR.


Solidarity Symposium Series: Climate, Health & Social Justice
Tuesday, July 7
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solidarity-symposium-series-climate-health-social-justice-tickets-110015906538

How do we elevate progressive issues and achieve equity in the time of COVID, and beyond?
Join a diverse panel of experts for the 1st in a 5-part web series by Zoom or FB Live to discuss the connection between the climate and health crisis, addressing inequalities, and how we can stand together to fight for change. Throughout the discussion, we'll be answering questions and using interactive audience polls. 
Each upcoming webinar will include a discussion on how the climate and health crisis intersect with social justice issues including education, immigration, elections, and the economy.
#1 The Intersection of the Climate & Health Crisis
The COVID pandemic drew attention to the flaws and inequities in our healthcare system and made it obvious that the US, and the world, are not prepared to respond to a global-level pandemic. At the same time, we are entering a climate crisis that is beyond comprehension - one that the US, and the world, are also not adequately prepared to address.
COVID-19 brought the world to its knees and increasing air pollution has made people more susceptible to respiratory infections, such as COVID. Similar to COVID, climate change is disproportionately impacting marginalized communities and communities of color. 
As climate change worsens, we are likely to see more pandemics that will further cripple our struggling healthcare systems and deepen the inequities that already exist. 
RSVP by sending an email to Susan Gilbert at sgilbertpda at gmail.com


A Just Renewal and Green New Deal for Canada
Tuesday, July 7
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-just-renewal-and-green-new-deal-for-canada-tickets-110532561868

A panel and discussion on how Christians can pursue bibically informed climate justice and economic renewal during and after COVID-19.

Since the pandemic has started, we've noticed cleaner air and quieter traffic in major cities, while at the same same time, over 5 million Canadians have been receiving CERB. How can we build an economy that's more resilient for both people and nature? And for Christians, how can the Bible inform us on ways we can contribute to a 'greener' economy after COVID-19?
Join the discussion to find out!
Together, we will discuss policy changes and civic actions that could change our world for the better.
This session will focus on:
Where we are: the current economy and Christian perspectives on this.
Where we want to go and why: Biblical perspectives and why they matter for economic renewal.
A way forward: A Just Renewal and Green New Deal in Canada. There are actions you can take! 
How we matter: Why civic engagement and actions by Christians matter.

You'll also hear from the following facilitators:
Nelson Lee, a climate action engineer working with industry as they transform to a low carbon sustainable and resilient mode.
Monica Tang, an experienced Policy Analyst completing her MA in Leadership, Theology, and Society at Regent College.
Gary Lewitt, a former UBC instructor of business, economics, and law. He is convinced that significant governmental policy changes, promoted by faithful intercessory prayer, lifestyle changes, advocacy and prophetic action are required to halt and reverse climate change.
Samuel Chiu, the current Multicultural Program Director at A Rocha Canada. His multi-disciplinary background in environmental issues, public policy, theology and congregational ministry has equipped him to reach out to churches and Christian groups in Canada and East Asia on creation care in the last ten years.
This is a chance to ask your questions or express some of your views, as there will be a dedicated time for discussion.
This event is no charge. Donations to support Earthkeepers in our continuing mandate to provide Christian faith-oriented climate education and organize civic engagement are gratefully accepted.

Please invite your interested friends and family! We can help make a difference that could impact generations. 
We hope to see you there! 
Technology and Privacy
Registration and Event Access
The password-protected webinar link will be sent to all registrants via email a few days prior to the workshop.
Technological Requirements
To fully participate in the webinar, the following is recommended:
Computer or smartphone
Speakers or a headset
This event will be recorded. Please be reminded that anything you share is public, and please refrain from sharing sensitive information.


Living in the Future's Past Online Screening and Q&A
Tuesday, July 7
9:00 PM – 11:15 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-in-the-futures-past-online-screening-and-qa-registration-108258317542

Join Us For a Screening of this Wonderful Film Followed by a Q&A with the Film's Director!

In this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking, Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences.

Living in the Future's Past shows how no one can predict how major changes might emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many. How energy takes many forms as it moves through and animates everything. How, as we come to understand our true connection to all there is, we will need to redefine our expectations, not as what we will lose, but what we might gain by preparing for something different.

A Q&A with Susan Kucera will follow the screening. Susan Kucera is an acclaimed director, cinematographer and producer. She is recognized by the United Nations as a recipient of the Gold World Medal for her work on climate change and sustainability. Her fifth film, Living in the Future’s Past is a collaboration with Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges.
Nurit Katz, UCLA’s Chief Sustainability Officer, will host the Q&A
This is a FREE event! But you must register here on Eventbrite
A link to the event will be sent to you once you register
This event is presented by the City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Sustainable Works.

Wednesday, July 8 - Thursday July 9 

EU Defense Washington Forum
Wednesday, July 8 - Thursday July 9 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.brookings.edu/events/webinar-eu-defense-washington-forum/

Join the conversation on Twitter using #EUDefense
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic contributing to global instability, taking a toll on national budgets, and impacting multinational training exercises, security officials all over the world are forced to reckon with this “new normal” and the challenges that come with it.

On July 8-9, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, in cooperation with the European Union Delegation to the United States, will convene leaders, policymakers, and experts in the field of security and defense from the United States and the European Union for a virtual discussion on the pressing security matters facing the trans-Atlantic community. The ninth annual EU Defense Washington Forum will include discussions about the impact of COVID-19 on trans-Atlantic security and a host of other topics such as the technology challenge from China, defense spending and capabilities, EU-U.S.-NATO cooperation, deterrence, non-proliferation, and arms control.

The forum will be held virtually from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days.

Wednesday, July 8

Wednesday, July 8
6:45am - 7:45am 
RSVP at https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=70352

Speaker(s): Michael Spence, Mari Pangestu, Victor K Fung
Covid-19 has plunged the global economy into its deepest recession since the Great Depression. Lockdowns, shutdowns and travel restrictions have led to bankruptcies, layoffs and a sharp fall in global trade. With economies reopening even as the coronavirus continues to spread, how resilient will be the rebound? And as governments, the business sector and multilateral organizations struggle to reset national, regional and global economies for a post-pandemic world, how will the crisis change patterns of globalization and multilateral cooperation?

Join the global thinkers in a live debate about the long-term impact of the pandemic and the new opportunities for reshaping the global economy and the international order.

Submit your questions to agimail at hku.hk

Advisory Board Co-Chair, Asia Global Institute
Professor Michael Spence is advisory board co-chair of Asia Global Institute and a member of the AsiaGlobal Fellows Faculty Committee. His scholarship focuses on economic policy in emerging markets, growth patterns and issues in emerging and developed economies, the economics of information, and the impact of leadership on economic growth.
Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank
Dr Mari Pangestu is distinguished fellow of Asia Global Institute and managing director of Development Policy and Partnerships at the World Bank. 
Advisory Board Co-Chair, Asia Global Institute
Dr Victor K Fung is advisory board co-chair of Asia Global Institute. He's also group chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational with major subsidiaries in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing.


Inclusive and Sustainable Economies and COVID-19: Sustainable Futures
Wednesday, July 8
8:00am – 9:00am EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inclusive-and-sustainable-economies-and-covid-19-sustainable-futures-tickets-111305379386

The Health Inequalities Unit are delighted to present a rapid-webinar series on Inclusive and Sustainable Economies and COVID-19. The aim of the series is to explore the role of inclusive and sustainable economies in supporting recovery and reset from the COVID-19 pandemic. It does not aim to provide answers or solutions to this complex issue, but rather stimulate discussion and debate. 

Guest Speakers for this webinar are;
Darryl Quantz, Public Health Consultant from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Susie Finlayson, Development Manager from Power to Change

This webinar focuses on Sustainable Futures, exploring the need for a more sustainable economic recovery from the pandemic. We will look at economic policy through a public and planetary health lens and discuss future opportunities for public health both in response to COVID-19 and climate change. We will also explore the potential of community businesses and collective ownership in contributing to a green economy and supporting a more sustainable and inclusive renewal.

Time will be allocated at the end of the webinar for a Q&A session and rich discussion on the future of our towns and cities, and the opportunities and challenges this represents for public health.

Please join the health inequalities and inclusive economies Khub to find out about previous and future webinars and further information on this topic.


Birth and death of a single quantum of vibration
Wednesday, July 8
12:00pm to 12:45pm
RSVP at https://mit.zoom.us/s/95825192124

Abstract:  A single quantum of excitation of a mechanical oscillator is a textbook example of the principles of quantum physics. But mechanical oscillators, despite their pervasive presence in nature and modern technology, do not generically exist in a single quantum excited state. In the past few years, careful isolation of GHz-frequency nanoscale oscillators has allowed experimenters to prepare such states at milli-Kelvin temperatures. These developments illustrate the tension between the basic predictions of quantum mechanics—which should apply to all mechanical oscillators even at ambient conditions—and the extreme conditions required to observe those predictions. We report on an experiment that resolves the tension by creating a single quantum state of a 40-THz vibrational mode in a crystal at room temperature and atmospheric pressure.

Bio:  Vivishek is an Assistant Professor in MIT MechE, working on quantum measurements and control. His work is centered around precise measurements of mechanical oscillators, ranging in size from kilogram-scale test masses in gravitational wave detectors to sub-/nanoscale oscillators, with the aim of using precision to confront fundamental theories of physics and develop new paradigms for quantum control. 


City Life After Coronavirus: Amsterdam
Wednesday, July 8
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-life-after-coronavirus-amsterdam-tickets-111848245112

On July 8, join us for a lunchtime discussion on Amsterdam’s sustainable ‘Doughnut Model’ for recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.

Amsterdam has embraced an innovative approach to economic recovery that integrates long-term considerations about climate impacts and human rights. The “Amsterdam City Doughnut” model unveiled this spring is a practical application of Oxford economist Kate Raworth’s model to live within social and planetary bounds.

The Doughnut Model commits leaders to plan between an inner ring of minimum standards of living, and an outer ring representing the ecological ceiling drawn up by earth-system scientists. Downscaling the “doughnut” to reflect local aspirations for equitable economic recovery and urban development, Amsterdam’s city leaders are holistically approaching issues like housing, crafting policies that both increase supply and affordability locally while taking into account the global impact of carbon emissions from imported building materials.

For our seventh City Life After Coronavirus global dialogue, we welcome several public advocates from Amsterdam’s circular economy movement to discuss: How can New York City ensure its response to the pandemic reflects our critical climate goals? 

This video discussion will take place at 12:30pm EDT. Login details for Zoom will be emailed to registrants in advance of the conversation.


Algorithmic decision-making, AI, and disability justice with Lydia X. Z. Brown
Wednesday, July 8
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
RSVP at https://learn.pyd.org/webinar/disability-justice-and-ai-with-lydia-x-z-brown/
Cost:  $40

Searching on Google. Shopping on Amazon. Reading posts on social media. Scrolling through news articles. Whether we realize it or not, our lives are dramatically shaped and impacted by algorithms and A.I. (artificial intelligence) for much of our day-to-day lives. But algorithms also are used in many more hidden aspects of life too: applying for jobs, handling eligibility for government benefits, making pretrial release decisions, and more.

In this webinar, our presenter will talk about the various ways that A.I. and algorithmic decision-making discriminate against people with disabilities and reinforce ableism. They’ll also discuss the difference between “fairness” and “justice,” and why it’s important for us to talk about disability justice and algorithmic justice rather than algorithmic fairness or disability rights.

About the Presenter: Lydia X.Z. Brown is a disability justice advocate, organizer, educator, attorney, strategist, and writer whose work has largely focused on interpersonal and state violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people living at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, nation, and language. They are policy counsel for the privacy and data project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, adjunct lecturer in disability studies for Georgetown University’s English Department, and policy and advocacy associate at the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network. They are also founder and director of the Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color’s Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment


Finding Solutions to the Needs and Challenges of Local Retail Businesses
Wednesday, July 8
4:30-5:30PM ET
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdeiuqDkvHtdwjSjsCmnTvKtMtWx3scf3

Facilitators will answer questions posed in advance, followed by live Q&A and facilitated dialogue. Join SBN next Wednesday, July 8 from 4:30-5:30PM ET with our Local Retail Leaders:
Nephtaliem McCrary, Owner, Great Eastern Trading Company
Nephtaliem McCrary is the owner of one of Cambridge's oldest independently-owned businesses. Nephtaliem strives to maintain the store's standing against all odds including rising rents, over development, being a black business owner, and now the ongoing threat of COVID19.  

Emily Kanter, Co-owner, Cambridge Naturals
Emily Kanter is the Second Generation Co-Owner of Cambridge Naturals, a successful natural products retail business that provides the best choices in natural wellness products, and offers high quality, educational customer experiences to the community. Cambridge Naturals has made profound changes amidst the COVID19 crisis.

Kim Mitchell, Owner of Boing! Toy Shop and Catapult Retail Coaching
Kim Mitchell has used the lessons learned from 30 years of experience, spanning across non-profits and large corporations, to cultivate a thriving local business in Jamaica Plain. She brings her talent for quickly assessing business challenges and recommending high-impact changes to her retail coaching.


Policing Without the Police: Race, Technology and the New Jim Code
Wednesday, July 8
5:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.haymarketbooks.org/events/146-policing-without-the-police-race-technology-and-the-new-jim-code

Join Dorothy Roberts and Ruha Benjamin in for a conversation exploring a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity and racism.

With calls for “defunding police” on the rise, invisible, tech-mediated surveillance continues to penetrate every area of our lives – workplaces, schools, hospitals, and of course policing itself.

How does this relate to a longer history of surveilling Black life and how are people mobilizing against this New Jim Code?

> From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era.

In this conversation, Dorothy Roberts and Ruha Benjamin explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity: by explicitly amplifying racial hierarchies, by ignoring but thereby replicating social divisions, or by aiming to fix racial bias but ultimately doing quite the opposite. They take us into the world of biased bots, altruistic algorithms, and their many entanglements, and provide conceptual tools to resist the New Jim Code with historically and sociologically-informed skepticism. In doing so, they challenge us to question not only the technologies we are sold, but also the ones we manufacture ourselves.

Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, founder of the Just Data Lab, and author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (2013) and Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (2019) among other publications. Her work investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity, health and justice, knowledge and power. Professor Benjamin is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Institute for Advanced Study, and the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton. For more info visit www.ruhabenjamin.com

Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School where she holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander chair. She is also founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society in the Center for Africana Studies. Her path breaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent social justice issues in policing, family regulation, science, medicine, and biopolitics. Her major books include Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century; Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare, and Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty.


Climate Speaks 2020 Livestream Performances
Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-speaks-2020-livestream-performances-registration-110023958622?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

The Climate Museum proudly presents Climate Speaks 2020. Join us for a performance of student writing about the climate crisis.

As featured last year in the New York Times! Join us for the second year of Climate Speaks.
Each night’s livestream features a group of NYC youth who are speaking their truth about the climate crisis, raising their voices to inspire action. These sixteen students will perform original creative writing—poetry, short stories, and essays—that they developed through a Spring-semester creative writing and performance training program.
Climate Speaks is presented in partnership with the NYC Department of Education Office of Sustainability, with special thanks to Urban Word NYC. 
More about these extraordinary youth here!
Wednesday, July 8: Ama, Purva, Josie, Kri, Andreas, Brianna, Chyonika, Michelle
Thursday, July 9: Felix, Mahima, Anika, Manav, Annabel, Madelyn, Erica, Ella

Thursday, July 9

Urban Agriculture and Climate Change: “The New Normal”
Thursday, July 9 (through August 20)
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-agriculture-and-climate-change-the-new-normal-tickets-110206065308

Join Instructor Mason Trappio to gain an understanding of how climate change affects the urban farmer and the growth of new crops.

This course informs the urban and peri-urban farmer about how climate change affects them and provides strategies for how to successfully adapt. 
Length of Course: 1 hour 
July 9, 2020
July 23, 2020
August 6, 2020
August 20, 2020 
Course Fees: Free 
Course Description:
Our growing environments are affected, to varing degrees, by climate change. Increased temperatures, greenhouse emissions, and insect populations all challenge our farming operations. In this course, you will gain an understanding of how climate change affects the urban farmer, and new crops to grow in this New Normal. 
Credentials Earned: This a noncredit stand-alone course. 
What You Will Learn: 
How climate change can impact farming operations 
How to use cover crops to mitigate climate change 
How to use climate-smart crops in the face of climate change 
Who should participate? Anyone can participate 
Registration Information:  TBA
Course Instructor: Mason Trappio 
For further information about the course, please contact course instructor Mason Trappio directly at mason.trappio at gmail.com, or Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education, Che Axum, directly at mchezaji.axum at udc.edu.


Europe's Green Recovery
Thursday, July 9
9:00am - 10:00am
RSVP at https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1O0He7MSSf2GgpXwuvhGvw

Speaker: Mauro Petriccione, Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission
Mauro Petriccione will discuss approaches to ensuring that Europe’s economic-recovery packages advance a green agenda — reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, reduced air and water pollution, and long-term sustainable development on the basis of a circular economy.


Serving Society with Space Data: SDG 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Thursday, July 9
10:00am to 11:30am
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sdg-16-peace-justice-strong-institutions-tickets-112024578530

Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions seeks to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. This webinar will highlight projects that have incorporated Earth observation data to better understand and to take action to end violent conflict and human rights abuses around the globe. It will also seek to explore how space technology can be used for projects designed around promoting strong governmental institutions that are responsive to their citizens.

Register for the SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions here


Using Social Media for Activism
Thursday, July 9
RSVP at https://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/720608

In this workshop, you will explore several case studies of effective social media campaigns. 

In this workshop, you will explore several case studies of effective social media campaigns employed by activists and will discuss the future trends in social media activism. Basic knowledge of or involvement with social media platforms is strongly recommended. Please note that this class will be recorded.

1 session - Thursday - July 9th - 12-1pm - with Maritza Grooms

Register Today! Contact Ellen Daoust at ellen at cctvcambridge.org

Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Schedules are subject to change.

At this point in time, CCTV's live online classes and pre-recorded tutorials are free to the public. If it's available to you, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to CCTV. Even a small contribution makes a big difference. Thanks!


Judy Wicks and Michael Shuman in Conversation about Living Economies
Thursday, July 9 
2pm EST
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckhprFbcwOoKACWru-bKbHUh3-lKqE0UzsMEfZetMzj9idQQ/viewform

Every year during the first decade of this century, the Business Alliance for a Local Living Economy (BALLE) would hold its annual conference.  Those conferences were a celebration of local economies and the small businesses that built those economies.  Judy Wicks, Michael Shuman, David Korten, Laury Hammel, Don Shaffer, Michelle Long, and Merrian Goggio Borgeson were among the regular masters of ceremonies. Part an articulation of a new economic vision, part story telling from the field, part a three day party -- the conferences inspired the growth of a movement.

Judy Wicks and Michael Shuman were part of the original group that founded BALLE (now Common Future).  They have continued to dedicate their energies to support just, diverse, and place-based economies.  Both are prolific writers and engaging speakers, as demonstrated by their E. F. Schumacher Lectures.  

In celebration of 40 years of the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, and in anticipation of the October 25, 2020 Lectures, with Kali Akuno and George Monbiot we are highlighting the work of past speakers, asking for updates of their earlier remarks, and inviting them to reflect on what they would say to a contemporary audience.

On July 9 at 2pm EST, Michael Shuman and Judy Wicks will participate in a virtual conversation on Zoom moderated by Merrian Goggio Borgeson. They will reflect on their original talks given current political, economic, and social realities and will then comment on each other’s work. They are sure to have great stories from their BALLE days!  Registration is free. A question and answer period with participants will follow initial presentations. 

About our speakers:
Judy Wicks is a leader, writer, and speaker in the localization movement. Currently, she is working to build self-reliant regional economies in her home city and state with All Together Now Pennsylvania and the Circle of Aunts & Uncles, a micro-loan fund for under resourced entrepreneurs.

She began buying from local farmers in 1986 for her restaurant, White Dog Café, which she started on the first floor of her Philadelphia row house in 1983. Realizing that helping other restaurants connect with local farmers would strengthen the regional food system, she founded Fair Food Philly in 2000. The following year she co-founded BALLE, the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (now Common Future) and founded the local affiliate Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, currently with over 400 members. In 2009 Wicks sold the White Dog with a unique agreement that preserves local, independent ownership and maintains sustainable business practices, including buying from local farmers, composting, and using renewable energy.

Her work has earned numerous local and national awards, including the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award, the International Association of Culinary Professionals Humanitarian Award, and the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Lifetime Achievement Award. Wicks was inducted into the University Science Center’s Innovators Walk of Fame in 2016.

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics.  He’s Director of Local Economy Programs for Neighborhood Associates Corporation, and an Adjunct Professor at Bard Business School in New York City.  He is also a Senior Researcher for Council Fire and Local Analytics, where he performed economic-development analyses for states, local governments, and businesses around North America.

He is credited with being one of the architects of the 2012 JOBS Act and dozens of state laws overhauling securities regulation of crowdfunding.  He has authored, coauthored, or edited ten books. Shuman has given an average of more than one invited talk per week, mostly to local governments and universities, for the past 30 years in nearly every U.S. state and more than a dozen countries. His most recent book is Put Your Money Where Your Life Is.


July Virtual EnergyBar
Thursday, July 9
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-virtual-energybar-tickets-110656358146

EnergyBar is Greentown Labs' networking event devoted to helping people in technology and innovation discuss climate action at work.

Please join us on Thursday, July 9, for the next edition of our virtual EnergyBar networking event! Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and friends of climatetech are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and engage in a community that is focused on climate action at work. As work from home evolves to our new normal, we want to ensure our broader community has an avenue to connect.
At this EnergyBar, you'll hear from members of the Houston Advisory Board, an all-star set of business leaders taking on the global energy transition. Learn how they plan to engage in climate action through innovation and in partnership with Greentown Labs.
The event will be on Remo.co, where we regularly bring together many climate-focused professionals. On average, 75 percent of our attendees are able to make a new, meaningful connection. 
We hope you’ll join us, strengthen your own network, and learn something new about efforts to accelerate the energy transition!
Michael Skelly, Senior Advisor at Lazard (Houston)
Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs 
Additional speakers to be added as they are confirmed!
Michael Skelly:  Michael Skelly is a renewable energy entrepreneur who has built several sustainability oriented companies. Michael Skelly is a Senior Advisor at the investment bank Lazard where he advises companies on renewable energy and sustainability. Michael is the Founder and Chairman of Clean Line Energy, a company developing infrastructure projects to connect America’s best renewable energy resources to market.
In addition to the Board of Directors of LINK Houston, Skelly sits on the boards of the Houston Bike Share, the Houston Parks Board, TXRX Labs, and Form Energy (a Greentown Labs member!). He is an active angel investor in the sustainability field, supporting innovating ventures in lithium production, shared electric scooters, energy storage, smart grids, and ride share.

About Virtual EnergyBar:  EnergyBar is Greentown Labs' networking event devoted to helping people in climate technology meet and discuss innovations. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech' are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing clean technology community.
This event will be hosted virtually on Remo.co which features virtual tables for organic conversation and networking. Attendees can engage in video conference with other attendees at tables of 2-6 individuals and seamlessly transition to other tables throughout the event.
Our attendees typically span a variety of disciplines within energy, efficiency, and renewables. In general, if you're looking for a job in climate tech or energy, trying to expand your network, or perhaps thinking about starting your own energy-related company this is the event for you. Expect to have conversations about issues facing advanced and renewable energy technologies and ways to solve our most pressing energy problems. Suggested dress is business casual—but we all understand you too may be networking from home with all the quirks that includes.
Don't let physical isolation lead to social isolation and invite a friend—Hope to see you there!


Race Matters
Thursday, July 9
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-matters-tickets-110873190698

Join us for a discussion on the social construction of race and its economic foundation.

Race is an American social construction that was asserted to establish hierarchy and legitimize the exploitation of physically distinct individuals. From an economic perspective, race was established for economic reasons. Subsequent segregation, discrimination, and persistence of implicit hierarchy are economic outcomes. With respect to how society, a nation identifies itself with respect to its obligations to its people, the persistence of racial differentiation, inequality, and inequity highlights that race matters. Our discussion will start here.


Climate Speaks 2020 Livestream Performances
Thursday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 8
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-speaks-2020-livestream-performances-registration-110023958622?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

The Climate Museum proudly presents Climate Speaks 2020. Join us for a performance of student writing about the climate crisis.

As featured last year in the New York Times! Join us for the second year of Climate Speaks.
Each night’s livestream features a group of NYC youth who are speaking their truth about the climate crisis, raising their voices to inspire action. These sixteen students will perform original creative writing—poetry, short stories, and essays—that they developed through a Spring-semester creative writing and performance training program.
Climate Speaks is presented in partnership with the NYC Department of Education Office of Sustainability, with special thanks to Urban Word NYC. 
More about these extraordinary youth here!
Wednesday, July 8: Ama, Purva, Josie, Kri, Andreas, Brianna, Chyonika, Michelle
Thursday, July 9: Felix, Mahima, Anika, Manav, Annabel, Madelyn, Erica, Ella


XR Boston Book Club
Thursday, July 9
7:30 p.m.
RSVP at https://xrmass.org/action/xr-boston-book-club/

Join XR Boston's book club and learn about the intersection of climate and social justice. We are reading Frontlines: Stories of Global Environmental Justice by Nick Meynen . The book's premise is that "every unpacked frontline is one cutting edge of an economic system and political ideology that is destroying life on earth."

So, pick up the book for your local store and connect with us for an evening of interesting conversation.


Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World 
Wednesday, July 8
7:30 PM 
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nFTGEyUBQuimI45ZmmVd9w

Leslie Kern in conversation with Liza Featherstone and Samuel Stein 
Author of Sex and the Revitalized City Leslie Kern presents her new book, Feminist City, an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living more justly in an urban world. Through history, personal experience and popular culture, Kern exposes what is hidden in plain sight: the social inequalities built into our cities, homes, and neighborhoods. Taking on fear, motherhood, friendship, activism, and the joys and perils of being alone, she maps the city from new vantage points, laying out an intersectional feminist approach to urban histories and proposes that the city is perhaps also our best hope for shaping a new urban future. Feminist City calls for us to dismantle what we take for granted about cities and to ask how we can build more just, sustainable, and women-friendly cities together. Liza Featherstone, journalist and author of Divining Desire, and Samuel Stein, author of Capital City, join Kern in conversation for this virtual book talk! 

Purchase Feminist City here to support the author and the bookstore!

Use coupon code FEMINIST to take 15% off your purchase of Feminist City before July 15!


Online Climate Action Forum
Thursday, July 9 (and Saturday, July 11, 11:00 AM EDT)
9:00 PM
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-climate-action-forum-tickets-111885193626

We're taking the Neighborhood Climate Action Forums online!

Social Distancing during the pandemic has halted our in-person neighborhood forums, but the need for strong Climate Action is even greater in these unprecedented times.

We are pleased to invite you to join us in a Pilot Online Neighborhood Climate Action Forum on July 11, 2020. We will meet for two, 2-hour sessions: 9:00 to 11:00 AM and 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
We hope that you can also attend an orientation and technology check-in on Thursday night July 9th – 7:00 to 8:00 PM to make sure everyone's technology is working and ready to go for Saturday morning. (We will be utilizing Zoom.)
We look forward to seeing you in this online event. Thanks for being part of the solution to Climate Change!

Friday, July 10

One-on-one with Carl Fredrik Sammeli
Friday, July 10
9am EST
RSVP at https://www.wedonthavetime.org/climate-action-news/one-on-one-with-carl-fredrik-sammeli

On this episode of Climate Action News One-on-one entrepreneur and investor Carl Fredrik Sammeli talks about innovation as an enabler of sustainability and helps property owners in South Africa - particularly women - develop their pension asset, generate income and build more homes.

Climate Action News is our broadcast about action and sustainable solutions. We invite our community, climate advocacy groups, leaders, and businesses to share their knowledge and insights. You can participate actively by commenting live during and after the broadcast. Get instructions or download our app to join the discussion. Welcome!

Hosts and guests
Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, Host, We Don't Have Time
Hosting this global broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow.

Carl Fredrik Sammeli, Co-Founder Bitprop & Founder Sammeli Investment & Advisory
Mr Sammeli is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of investment and advisory company, Sammeli. He founded Prime, the world's most awarded PR agency. He has 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, business development, sales, strategy, public affairs, marketing, communication and crisis management. Prior to establishing Sammeli, he founded, and on many occasions also chaired, a number of Sweden's most lauded companies within strategy, marketing, advertising and digital communication. Today he consults for leading firms within finance, business law, management, FMCG, real estate and technology in Africa and Europe. Sammeli is a member of the Ratio Institute - an independent research institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also a member of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Global Advisory Group. His most recent passion is his new venture, Bitprop.


Big, If True Webinar: Fighting a Two-Front War: Censorship and Disinformation in Southeast Asia
Friday, July 10
9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT 
RSVP at https://forms.shorensteincenter.org/view.php?id=137180

In this episode of BIG, If True, we’ll reflect on the hybrid battles being waged by journalists, activists, and dissidents against censorship and disinformation in Southeast Asia. The discussion will trace the genesis of the recent attacks on the freedom to expression, from the rise and fall of the Anti-Fake News Act in Malaysia to the conviction of Rappler CEO and Editor Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos over cyber libel charges — a conviction that has been widely reported as a strike against press freedom and democracy in the Philippines. In light of these extraordinary censorship measures, this webinar will chart the broader efforts being made by civil society to counter the repression of free speech.

Joined by esteemed panelists, Glenda Gloria, Jonathan Corpus Ong and Gabrielle Lim, host Joan Donovan will ask: Has the fight against disinformation been co-opted by repressive governments? What has prompted this regional trend towards illiberal legislation? How have journalists, activists and dissidents responded to the clamping down of free expression? And how can we begin to uncoil the tightly wound strands of censorship and disinformation?

Glenda Gloria is the managing editor of Rappler and one of its co-founders. She has worked for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, and for international news agencies. In the dying days of the Estrada administration, she co-founded the Philippines’ top investigative magazine Newsbreak, which started as a newsweekly. She has authored two groundbreaking books: “Under the Crescent Moon: Rebellion in Mindanao,” with Marites Dañguilan-Vitug and “The Enemy Within: An Inside Story on Military Corruption,” with the late Aries Rufo and Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza. In May 2018, Glenda finished her Nieman journalism fellowship at Harvard University.

Jonathan Corpus Ong, PhD is Associate Professor of Global Digital Media in the Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Television and New Media. His expertise is on the social and moral consequences of media in the everyday lives of vulnerable communities, particularly in the Global South. He is the author of the public report “Architects of Networked Disinformation: Behind the Scenes of Troll Accounts and Fake News Production in the Philippines” (2018) and the book, The Poverty of Television: The Mediation of Suffering in Class-Divided Philippines (Anthem, 2015). He is co-editor of the volume, Taking the Square: Mediated Dissent and Occupations of Public Space (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).

Gabrielle Lim is a researcher at the Technology and Social Change Research Project (TaSC) at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, as well as a fellow with Citizen Lab at the Munk School, University of Toronto. Her research focuses primarily on information controls and security, with a focus on disinformation and media manipulation. Her previous work includes Iranian disinformation, the securitization of “fake news”, and the emergence and implications of sociotechnical security.

Registration for this event is required, details on how to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants before the event. Register here.


Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Practical Magic—Powerful Objects from Ancient Egypt
Friday, July 10
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
RSVP at https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sEic4eJ-R46Cq2woJL5ABw

SPEAKER(S)  Jen Thum, Inga Maren Otto Curatorial Fellow, Division of Academic and Public Programs, Harvard Art Museums
DETAILS  Since we are unable to welcome you into the museums at this time, we are bringing our experts and collections to you in an online series, Art Study Center Seminars at Home.
Heka, the ancient Egyptian word that we translate as “magic” today, was neither marginal nor deviant in the Egyptian world. It was an important part of life and death, healing and protection. In this seminar, curatorial fellow Jen Thum will explore objects that are the subject of new research and discuss how they put magic to work during life and the afterlife.
LINK  https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/calendar/art-study-center-seminar-at-home-practical-magic-powerful-objects-from-ancient-egypt
CONTACT INFO	am_register at harvard.edu


EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series: Carbon Free Boston – A Long-Term Framework
Friday, July 10
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
RSVP at https://ebcne.org/event/ebc-climate-change-leadership-webinar-series-carbon-free-boston-a-long-term-framework/
Cost:  $15 - $25

EBC is excited to present this series of webinars featuring projects and organizations leading the way in climate change adaptation and mitigation in New England. Featuring the nominated projects for the 2020 EBC Annual EBEE Awards Program, this series will focus on the forward-thinking and innovative projects being planned and implemented throughout New England.

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission collaborated with the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University to develop Carbon Free Boston, a long-term framework for a carbon-neutral Boston that supports short-term action.
A carbon-neutral city:
Maximizes Efficiency: Every building is a high-performance building; travel shifts from single-occupancy vehicles to public transit, biking, walking, and shared modes; and waste diversion is maximized;
Electrifies Activity: A carbon-neutral city converts most systems that currently run on fossil fuels, such as cars, furnaces, and stovetops, to use electricity instead;
Runs on Clean Energy: A carbon-neutral city purchases electricity that is 100 percent GHG-free, and it fully utilizes the potential for in-city renewable generation. To capture both the potential challenges and opportunities that will arise through implementation of these strategies, we evaluated potential actions with an equity framework.
Join us for this EBC webinar to learn about the long-term framework for a carbon-neutral Boston.
Program Chair:
Scott Turner, Director of Planning, Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Cutler Cleveland, Professor and Associate Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University


Beyond Headlines and Hashtags - LIVE Friday Review of Pandemic News
Friday, July 10
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
RSVP at https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/upcoming/sustain-what

Another week has passed in the first pandemic of the 21st century, with thousands of new stories posted and printed, yet questions still often outnumbering answers.

Each Friday, the Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability hosts a lunchtime review of COVID-19 headlines and next steps featuring Pulitzer winner Laurie Garrett, NBC’s Robert Bazell, Jon Cohen of Science Magazine and Wendy Wertheimer, formerly of WHO & NIH.

Explore more Sustain What episodes on YouTube at j.mp/sustainwhatlive or subscribe on Periscope at pscp.tv/revkin.

Solutions Journalism Network: solutionsjournalism.org

The Earth Institute Initiative: sustcomm.ei.columbia.edu 
Contact Andy Revkin with questions or ideas for future segments: @revkin on Twitter or andrew.revkin at columbia.edu


Screening of Born of the People - Malcolm X and Ho Chi Minh (1975) and The Battle of St. Petersburg (1998)
Friday July 10
A backyard in Somerville, MA 
Register to receive location, and we will be in touch with more details:  http://tinyurl.com/BackyardCinemaUSMBOS
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5-20 per event. No one turned away for lack of funds.
GUIDELINES: Bring your own lawn chair or blanket! We will be outside :) These events are a sober space and will respect social distancing. Please wear a facemask.

Historical footage of the revolutionary leader of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh; and of the black power revolutionary Malcolm X. Back to back with a documentary on the 1996 rebellions in St. Petersburg, FL after 18 year old black teenager Tyron Lewis was shot by police.

USM Boston presents Backyard Cinema Series: "Smash Colonial Violence!"

An 8-week series of political education documentaries & presentations about black power, reparations, colonialism and revolutionary African resistance. Hosted by the Boston branch of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, the organization of white people under the leadership of the African People?s Socialist Party organizing in the white community for reparations to African people.

Fundraiser for the Black Power Blueprint, a black-led economic development program building community centers, housing, gardens, a food economy and the African Independence Workforce Program to train African people being released from colonial prisons into becoming skilled professionals with their own business. Visit blackpowerblueprint.org to learn more and see photos.

CONTACT: usmboston at riseup.net / 781-214-8131 / uhurusolidarity.org
FOLLOW: @uhurusolidarity on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Facebook event to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/699252814266328/

Saturday, July 11

Climate Speaker Series - Dr. Renee Lertzman, environmental psychologist
Saturday July 11
1:00-1:45pm ET
RSVP at http://cclusa.org/meeting

Citizens' Climate Lobby invites you to a webinar with Dr. Renee Lertzman, environmental psychologist

CCL holds a webinar with a climate expert to provide new insights every month. Join this virtual watch-party with the DC chapter to expand your climate outlook!

Event description:   Feeling anxious and overwhelmed about climate change and our ability to solve the problem? Our guest this month, environmental psychologist Dr. Renee Lertzman, says we have a window of tolerance that, once we exceed it, causes us to shut down. Turning to the tools of psychology, we can acknowledge the feelings of anxiety that can immobilize us and create conditions that allow us to show up as our brilliant selves. Dr. Lertzman's unique and integrated approach brings together the best of the behavioral sciences, social sciences and innovative design sciences to create a powerful approach to engagement and social change.

Join us before the speaker for the DC chapter's monthly climate action meeting at 11am ET.
Need more details on CCL? Learn more here: CitizensClimateLobby.orgor sign up for our intro call cclusa.org/intro


Who Killed Berta Cáceres?: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet
Saturday, July 11
4pm EDT/1pm PDT 
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q3a1AU4oRZ-6RttQ84oMGw

An online conversation with Nina Lakhani, author of the recently released book "Who Killed Berta Cáceres?: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet"

'Who Killed Berta Cáceres?' paints a picture of Berta’s extraordinary life, investigates her murder, and puts both into their broader and necessary context. In the book, Lakhani examines the role of US-backed special forces, militarization, and the use of counterinsurgency, interweaving this analysis with anecdotes from Berta’s life. This pays a fitting tribute to Berta Cáceres herself, who had a remarkable ability to analyze structural oppression and global and regional policies and make them relevant to people’s lives. 

In this online conversation with journalist and author Nina Lakhani and Brigitte Gynther of School of the Americas Watch (SOAW), we will discuss 'Who Killed Berta Cáceres?' and the themes it touches on, including the role of US militarization and counterinsurgency. In addition to Nina's presentation, we will devote significant time to Q & A and discussion. You are invited to submit questions ahead of time or during the event itself. To submit questions ahead of time, you can put them in the registration form or write to Brigitte at soaw.org.   

Save the date for Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 4pm EDT/1pm PDT and register here to join us for this important conversation! 

You are invited to read one or more of the following resources before the event (though doing so is not a requirement!):
Excerpt from the book 'Who Killed Berta Cáceres?'  (Published in The Guardian.) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/02/who-killed-berta-caceres-behind-the-brutal-of-an-environment-crusader
'The remarkable life and legacy of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres,' which has another excerpt from the book. (Published in Salon.) https://www.salon.com/2020/06/21/the-remarkable-life-and-legacy-of-indigenous-leader-berta-cceras/
'Who Killed Berta Cáceres: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle of the Planet.' The book is available in Hardcopy and as an eBook from Verso Books:  https://www.versobooks.com/books/3180-who-killed-berta-caceres
Overview of the Honduran legal cases for the murder of Berta Cáceres:  https://soaw.org/overview-of-the-berta-caceres-murder-cases-in-honduras/

We look forward to seeing you online for this conversation! 

Monday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 14

Vision for a Circular Future:  ReUSE Minnesota's Virtual Conference
Monday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 14
RSVP at https://reusemn.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1386885&group=
Cost:  $23 - $99

It’s impossible to say where things will be by October, but we’re shifting gears for the 2020 conference. ReUSE2020 is going virtual (!) and moving up from October to July.

Reuse, rental, and repair play an essential role in supporting and stabilizing sustainable, local economies and communities. Now more than ever, we’re seeing the limitations of our existing supply chains and the harmful impacts of our consumption patterns. We need to move away from the linear status quo to a circular, regenerative model. 

While a virtual conference wasn’t the original plan, it opens the opportunity for broader connection, and access to information and speakers from around the country. ReUSE Minnesota is excited to bring an interactive and energizing experience to you, and continue efforts to grow the national reuse movement.

Tuesday, July 14

MetroCommon Research Release: How Diverse is MetroBoston's Municipal Workforce?
Tuesday July 14
9:00 A.M.
RSVP at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYld-CqqzkrEtDKcFXSHr3nYxX3Um5e1WGd

Join us for the release of important new research about the diversity of the people who work for our cities and towns — and why it matters.

Guest Speakers: 
Gordon Goodwin, GARE Director, Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)
Brandy H. M. Brooks, Director of Strategy & Development, One Square World
Seleeke Flingai, Lead Researcher & Author


Author Talk: Handprints by Hubble by Kathryn D. Sullivan
Tuesday, July 14
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-handprints-by-hubble-by-kathryn-d-sullivan-tickets-107579248428

MIT Press Live! Presents an author talk with Kathryn D. Sullivan, author of Handprints by Hubble

Sullivan chronicles her early life as a “Sputnik Baby,” her path to NASA through oceanography, and her initiation into the space program as one of “thirty-five new guys.” (She was also one of the first six women to join NASA's storied astronaut corps.) She describes in vivid detail what liftoff feels like inside a spacecraft (it's like “being in an earthquake and a fighter jet at the same time”), shows us the view from a spacewalk, and recounts the temporary grounding of the shuttle program after the Challenger disaster.

About the Author
Kathryn D. Sullivan is a NASA astronaut (retired), former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and an inductee in the Astronaut Hall of Fame.


Harvard Summer Teach-In
Tuesday, July 14
6 – 7 p.m.
RSVP at kevin_moloney at hks.harvard.edu

DETAILS  The United States is currently engaged in a time of rebirth, a “great awakening.” Citizens across the world are leading the charge in critical mass against the intolerance of racial injustice. Ignited by the murder of George Floyd, champions from every class, ethnicity, religion and age, as well as leaders in activism, grassroots organizers, and private and public industries are emerging in power and growing in strength. They are bound by their purpose—to hold our country accountable to the standards of what it truly means to be a united nation of one and to demonstrate that Black lives matter.
In partnership with LaTosha Brown (co-founder, Black Voters Matter Fund and Harvard Kennedy School visiting fellow) Harvard students will lead us in a summer of community learning. We call on you to join us.
CONTACT INFO	kevin_moloney at hks.harvard.edu


Solar Austin Happy Hour, Featuring Michael Brune
Tuesday, July 14
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-austin-happy-hour-featuring-michael-brune-tickets-111677995892
Cost:  $0 – $15

Solar Austin is excited to announce our July featured speaker: Michael Brune, the executive director of the Sierra Club!

An internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and environmental activist, Michael Brune will be joining Solar Austin on July 14th to talk about his work leading the nationwide movement to move beyond fossil fuels to clean energy. 

Michael has served as the Sierra Club’s executive director since 2010. Under his leadership, the Sierra Club has grown to more than 3.5 million supporters, and its Beyond Coal campaign has been recognized as one of the most effective in environmental history. Prior to joining the Sierra Club, Michael led the Rainforest Action Network for seven years, during which the organization won more than a dozen key environmental commitments from America’s largest corporations.

Michael holds degrees in economics and finance from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. His critically acclaimed book, Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal (2010), details a plan for a new green economy that will create good paying jobs, promote environmental justice, and bolster national security. Michael and his wife, Mary, attribute their ongoing passion for environmental activism in part to their concern that their children inherit a healthy world.


CLIMATE SOLUTIONS (w/ Mark Jacobson )
Tuesday, July 14
7-8:30 pm EST
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-green-future-race-gender-environment-tickets-109902820294

Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson (Professor of Civil Environmental Engineering)
Mark Z. Jacobson’s career has focused on better understanding air pollution and global warming problems and developing large-scale clean, renewable energy solutions to them. Toward that end, he has developed and applied three-dimensional atmosphere-biosphere-ocean computer models and solvers to simulate air pollution, weather, climate, and renewable energy. He has also developed roadmaps to transition states and countries to 100% clean, renewable energy for all purposes and computer models to examine grid stability in the presence of high penetrations of renewable energy.
Website: https://woods.stanford.edu/people/mark-jacobson


Is There a Connection? Climate Change and Coronavirus
Tuesday, July 14
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-there-a-connection-climate-change-and-coronavirus-tickets-111685654800

Panel of experts discuss the parallels between and intersections of climate change and coronavirus.

Join WJCT Public Media and Northeast Florida Regional Council for an ADAPT conversation with a panel of experts exploring the parallels between, and the intersections of, climate change and the coronavirus and how these crises are affecting our state and region. 
Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom event on Monday, July 13 at 7PM.
Brendan Rivers, Reporter, WJCT
Sean Lahav, Resiliency Coordinator, Northeast Florida Regional Council
Aaron Bernstein, Interim Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE)
Athena Masson, Meteorologist and hurricane/extreme weather specialist, Florida Public Radio Emergency Network
Richard Weiskoff, Professor and Chairman of the International Studies Department, University of Miami 
ADAPT is a production of WJCT Public Media. Financial support for ADAPT comes from our readers and listeners, with additional support from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the 2040 Foundation.


Wednesday, July 15

Fed Up with Climate Injustice!
Wednesday, July 15
8 a.m.
Federal Reserve, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://xrmass.org/action/tax-day-peoples-bail-out-protest/

Fed Up With Climate Injustice!

Please sign up if you plan to attend - we need to be able to anticipate the crowd size, thank you!

On Tax Day, Wednesday July 15, Extinction Rebellion Boston will lead an action demanding that our government invest our taxes in our future!

The federal government must stop giving tax breaks and subsidies to the oil, natural gas, and coal corporations that are fueling global destruction. We demand that these funds are redirected to individuals and communities on the frontline of the climate and ecological emergency and toward a rapid transition to clean, renewable sources of energy and ecological sustainability.

Our government must tell the truth about the severity of the climate crisis and establish reparations and remediation led by and for Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color and poor communities who have suffered years of environmental racism and injustice. Our current financial and political systems treat the earth as a commodity and people as disposable.

The wealthy must pay higher taxes and our government budgets must be reallocated to build cultures of care and repair to ensure an equitable and livable planet for all life and for generations to come.

We are calling on XR Rebels to participate if you feel comfortable and safe enough to do so. We will practice social distancing, wear masks and use hand sanitizer. We will not engage in civil disobedience, but we are planning a lively and vibrant day, with some special surprises.

Together we will demand power be restored to the people to set a just course of action and rebuild our relationships to one another and the earth.


Creative Coping for Older Adults during COVID-19: How to Stay Safe and Sane
Wednesday, July 15
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
RSVP at https://harvard.zoom.us/j/91668903870#success

SPEAKER(S)  Karestan Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Christine Ritchie, Professor of Medicine, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Mongan Institute
Olivia I. Okereke, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology; Director, Geriatric Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Archana Basu, Research Associate, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Instructor, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital
DETAILS	The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on everyone, especially "at-risk" groups, such as older adults. Sheltering in place orders and public health mandates have greatly limited the degree to which older adults can interact with their family or friends and reduced their involvement in activities within the community. These restrictions can lead to feelings of stress, sadness, and loneliness. The aim of this forum is to discuss the effects of the pandemic on older adults and to offer tips on how older adults can stay mentally and physically healthy during this unique time.
sjha at hsph.harvard.edu
Courtney White
cowhite at hsph.harvard.edu


Election 2020: How coronavirus is changing politics and public opinion
Wednesday, July 15
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.brookings.edu/events/election-2020-how-coronavirus-is-changing-politics-and-public-opinion/

Join the conversation on Twitter using #Election2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted everyday life, including elections and campaigning. As polls and campaign momentum shift day to day and the country reckons with racism after the killing of George Floyd, candidates are increasingly finding themselves in uncharted waters. The November election is only four months away, and if the instability, unpredictability, and tension of this year is any indication of what’s to come, the lead-up to the election will be an unprecedented time in American politics.

On July 15, Governance Studies at Brookings will host a webinar examining the 2020 election landscape. Panelists will discuss the presidential campaign post-primaries, congressional and gubernatorial races, what to look for during the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and the unconventional campaign strategies candidates are using to reach voters during the coronavirus pandemic.

Viewers can submit questions for speakers by emailing events at brookings.edu or via Twitter at @BrookingsGov or with #Election2020.


Boston New Technology COVID-19 Tech Showcase #BNT114
Wednesday, July 15
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-new-technology-covid-19-tech-showcase-bnt114-registration-103046751608

Join members of BNT's 50k network to:
See 6 innovative and exciting local COVID-19 Tech demos, presented by startup founders
Network virtually with attendees from Boston, Austin and beyond
Ask the founders your questions
Please register with a valid email address and you will immediately receive an email with the link you need to join this webcast and our online group!


Square One with Lauren Underwood and Desiree Tims
Wednesday, July 15
RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sqareonejuly15

Join Square One on July 15 live in conversation with two bold, exceptional leaders ready to pave the path forward: Lauren Underwood and Desiree Tims. 

Lauren Underwood is the Congresswoman from the IL-14. She became the youngest Black woman ever sworn in to Congress when she flipped her seat in 2018 by defeating a three-term Tea Party Republican incumbent. 

Desiree Tims is a candidate for Congress in the OH-10. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, she went on to work in the Obama Administration and Capitol Hill — and she's now running to flip her district from red to blue. 

This will be an intimate conversation to hear Lauren and Desiree's take on the country today, the challenges we face and where we go from here — with time for a Q&A to answer your questions. 

Thursday, July 16

How COVID-19 is Reshaping the Future of Business and Work
Thursday, July 16
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
RSVP at https://www.hamiltonproject.org/events/how_covid_19_is_re_shaping_the_future_of_business_and_work

The unprecedented economic downturn and protracted closures to stem the COVID-19 pandemic will have long-lasting consequences for the U.S. economy. As businesses and households adapt to working during the pandemic, these consequences will ultimately reshape the future of business and work. The pandemic also presents several complex policy challenges, including widespread business failures, which will leave some sectors with greater concentration and some firms with greater market power. It  will also create persistent changes in the labor force, due to stark reductions in employment and labor force participation among already underrepresented demographics.

On Thursday, July 16, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a webcast examining how COVID-19 is reshaping the future of business and work and the near- and long-term public policy challenges that will result. The webcast will feature a roundtable discussion with David Autor of MIT, Nancy Rose of MIT, and Betsey Stevenson of the University of Michigan, moderated by Hamilton Project Director Wendy Edelberg.

The event will coincide with the release of three new Hamilton Project essays—authored by David Autor and Elisabeth B. Reynolds of MIT; Nancy Rose; and Betsey Stevenson—and a new Hamilton Project framing paper.

For updates on the event, follow @HamiltonProj on Twitter. Join the conversation on Twitter using #COVIDEconomy to ask questions or email info at hamiltonproject.org


Faculty Forum Online: Beyond the Driverless Car
Thursday, July 16
3:00pm to 4:00pm
RSVP at http://alumic.mit.edu/s/1314/17form/interior.aspx?sid=1314&pgid=53085&gid=13&cid=86203&ecid=86203&post_id=0

Autonomous vehicles cruise our city streets and highways. Now what?

Join Anthony Townsend PhD '03 and Carlo Ratti, director of the MIT Senseable City Lab, for a discussion of how cities and urban innovation are poised to change in the years ahead with the advance of driverless vehicles.

The two will discuss current projects underway in the Senseable City Lab and the research behind Townsend's new book Ghost Road, published in spring 2020 - and take questions from alumni in this interactive forum. 


Intro to XR's Self Organizing System
Thursday, July 16
6 - 8 p.m.
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcuqhqD4qHdYEJO4XvHosnmo5jLVX6-jW

A mass movement has to unlock the leadership and creativity of far more people than a top-down structure will allow. XR's approach to governance has been vital to our growth and effectiveness, and a shared understanding of our structure and decision-making will be key to continued success!

This training covers the building blocks of SOS, including: 1) working groups and mandates 2) creating roles that empower people to get stuff done 3) making decisions and learning from them

Friday, July 17

One-on-one with Nasreen Al-Amin
Friday, July 17
9am EST
RSVP at https://www.wedonthavetime.org/climate-action-news/one-on-one-with-nasreen-al-amin

Tune in to listen to Nasreen Al-Amin from Nigeria talks about the organization Surge Africa that she has founded addresses the multi-dimensional threat to Africa that climate change poses.

Climate Action News is our broadcast about action and sustainable solutions. We invite our community, climate advocacy groups, leaders, and businesses to share their knowledge and insights. You can participate actively by commenting live during and after the broadcast. Get instructions or download our app to join the discussion. Welcome!

Hosts and guests
Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, Host, We Don't Have Time
Hosting this global broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow.

Nasreen Al-Amin , Founder and Executive Director of Surge Africa
Founder and Executive Director of Surge Africa, a community-based organisation that aims to support the most vulnerable people at the local level in Northern Nigeria. Surge Africa does this by helping people understand the threats posed by the climate crisis and devising coping strategies to reduce its impact. Her recent work is focused on bridging the gap between community impact and climate news through providing content creators access to media platforms.


EBC Second Annual New England State Energy Leaders Virtual Conference
Friday, July 17
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
RSVP at https://ebcne.org/event/ebc-second-annual-new-england-state-energy-leaders-virtual-conference/
Cost:  $50 - $185

Please join us for the Second Annual EBC New England Energy Leaders Conference that will bring together the energy leaders from each of the six New England state. This virtual energy conference will provide an opportunity for each state to review their respective energy plan, program priorities, and implementation strategies. Included will be a discussion regarding the various ways the states are working together on regional energy issues.
View the Attendee List
Topics include:
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Offshore Wind
Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Energy Storage
Electric Vehicles
Clean Energy Jobs
Emerging Technologies
Also participating will be ISO New England, the organization that is authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to perform three critical, complex, interconnected roles – grid operation, market administration, and power system planning for the region.
A robust panel discussion between the speakers and attendees will conclude the program.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Conference Chair:
Catherine Finneran, Chair, EBC Board of Directors; Vice President, Sustainabiltiy & Environmental Affairs, Eversource Energy
Marc Bergeron, Chair, EBC Energy Resources Committee; Principal, Epsilon Associates, Inc.
Speaker Agenda:
ISO New England
Eric D. Johnson, Director, External Affairs, ISO New England
New Hampshire
Matthew Mailloux, Energy Advisor and State Energy Program Associate, Office of Strategic Initiatives, State of New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Carrie A. Gill, Ph.D., Chief, Program Development, Office of Energy Resources, State of Rhode Island
Dan Burgess, Director, Governor’s Energy Office, State of Maine
Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service, State of Vermont
Patrick Woodcock, Commissioner, Department of Energy Resources, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Carrie A. Gill, Ph.D., Chief, Program Development, Office of Energy Resources, State of Rhode Island
Victoria Hackett, Deputy Commissioner for Energy, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), State of Connecticut


The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World
Friday, July 17
10:00-11:30 am EDT
RSVP at https://www.bu.edu/pardee/2020/05/24/save-the-date-the-good-ancestor-how-to-think-long-term-in-a-short-term-world/

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre invite you to attend a book launch virtual event for The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World by Roman Krznaric.


Justice & Reparations for the Murder of George Floyd!
Friday July 17
8-10:30 pm
A backyard in Somerville, MA 
Register to receive location, and we will be in touch with more details:  http://tinyurl.com/BackyardCinemaUSMBOS
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5-20 per event. No one turned away for lack of funds.
GUIDELINES: Bring your own lawn chair or blanket! We will be outside :) These events are a sober space and will respect social distancing. Please wear a facemask.

White people must go beyond protest and organize to support black power and reparations under the leadership of the African People?s Socialist Party. USM zoom webinar held 6/1/20 featuring Chairman Omali Yeshitela and Director Akil Anai of the APSP and Chairwoman Penny Hess of the African People's Solidarity Committee.

USM Boston presents Backyard Cinema Series: "Smash Colonial Violence!"

An 8-week series of political education documentaries & presentations about black power, reparations, colonialism and revolutionary African resistance. Hosted by the Boston branch of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, the organization of white people under the leadership of the African People?s Socialist Party organizing in the white community for reparations to African people.

Fundraiser for the Black Power Blueprint, a black-led economic development program building community centers, housing, gardens, a food economy and the African Independence Workforce Program to train African people being released from colonial prisons into becoming skilled professionals with their own business. Visit blackpowerblueprint.org to learn more and see photos.

CONTACT: usmboston at riseup.net / 781-214-8131 / uhurusolidarity.org
FOLLOW: @uhurusolidarity on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Facebook event to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/699252814266328/

Extinction Rebellion Orientation
Sunday, July 19
5 p.m.
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErd-CrqjIrH9NVHNvK_lX7poM3PN14iFYU

If you are new to Extinction Rebellion or would just like to learn more about how it works, please join us for a cool conversation. 

We will cover the following:
What is XR? What is civil disobedience & direct action?
What do we want?
What are our principles and values?
How are we organized? 
Learn how you can get involved!

The session will run for around 90 minutes.

Monday, July 20

Lift every voice: The urgency of universal civic duty voting
Monday, July 20
1 – 2 p.m.
RSVP at https://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-watch-lift-every-voice-universal-civic-voting

SPEAKER(S)	Cornell William Brooks, Harvard Kennedy School
Brenda Wright, Demos
María Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino
Janai Nelson, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Moderator: Miles Rapoport, Harvard Kennedy School 
Co-Moderator: E.J. Dionne, Jr., Brookings Institution 
DETAILS  Our current crisis of governance has focused unprecedented public attention on intolerable inequities and demands that Americans think boldly and consider reforms that until now seemed beyond our reach. A new report from The Brookings Institution and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School explores the idea of requiring every eligible citizen to participate in our elections.



Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Local Voices Network (lvn.org) was hosting conversations across Boston in gathering places such as libraries, community centers, etc. with residents to surface underheard voices and to better understand hopes and concerns, which are then made available to all participants as well as members of the media.

We have recently transitioned our conversations over to Zoom, and have been hosting conversations with people across our chapters (MA, NY, WI, AL) acutely affected by COVID-19 (food pantry and grocery store workers, faith leaders, students/professors, etc.) and some really powerful stories have emerged. 

We are now opening the conversations up to anyone in our communities who wants to come together and share their frustrations, struggles, and hopes surrounding COVID-19 in a 3-5 person (60-75 min) conversation. Each conversation will be recorded, transcribed, indexed using natural language processing (AI) technology, and made available to policy makers and our media partners (such as the Boston Institute of Nonprofit Journalism and WBUR).

I'll be hosting three conversations in the next couple of weeks that I wanted to invite you to join. Please find the links online at lvn.org/boston.
Thanks and take care,

Jess Weaver
Head of Local Voices Network - Boston
Cortico: fostering a healthy public sphere
jess at lvn.org


Living With Heat - Urban Land Institute report on expected climate impact in Boston


Solar bills on Beacon Hill: The Climate Minute Podcast


Envision Cambridge citywide plan


Climate Resilience Workbook


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


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. 

To subscribe to the Boston Food System list:
To be removed / unsubscribe from the Boston Food System list:


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!


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/


Links to events at over 50 colleges and universities at Hubevents:  http://hubevents.blogspot.com

Thanks to
MIT Events:  http://calendar.mit.edu
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
Boston Science Lectures:  https://sites.google.com/view/bostonsciencelectures/home
Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/
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
Adam Gaffin’s Universal Hub:  https://www.universalhub.com/
Extinction Rebellion:  https://xrmass.org/action/
Sunrise Movement:  https://www.facebook.com/SunriseBoston/events/

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 
mbm-SUBSCRIBE at missionbasedmassachusetts.net

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.

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