Lectures Production Gallery

May 23, 2016 Please join the City of Cambridge & the Citizens' Committee on Civic Unity for a presentation by Charles M. Sullivan, Executive Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission, and Clifford Cook, Planning Information Manager for the City, on the dynamic demographics of Cambridge and how the diverse community we love came to be. The presentation will examine the diversity of the City,... more
May 4, 2016 Are you concerned about changes you have noticed in a loved one’s memory? In this informative presentation Dr. Raia will provide guidance in how to have these difficult conversations. Many common challenges will be discussed including, -How should I begin the conversation with my loved one? -How can I get my Mom or Dad to accept help? -What options are available for support? -What if my family... more
May 3, 2016 Join Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman on her national speaking tour to celebrate 20 years of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour and the release of her most recent book, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. Returning to the Cambridge Forum, Amy will give a lecture on the most pressing issues facing our democracy today, the 2016 election, and reflecting... more
Apr 21, 2016 What is S.T.E.A.M. education and why is it significant for Cambridge? Join a public forum on April 22 and find out. 8 The Forum, titled Stoking a 21st Century S.T.E.A.M. Engine: Rocket Fuel for the Innovation Economy, was conceived by a group of organizations that give an indication of just how wide a range of interests come together in the idea of S.T.E.A.M. The innovation economy is driven... more
Apr 13, 2016 On May 4, 1970, National Guard troops opened fire on unarmed antiwar protesters at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students and wounding nine others, including the author of this book. The shootings shocked the American public and triggered a nationwide wave of campus strikes and protests. To many at the time, Kent State seemed an unlikely site for the bloodiest confrontation in a... more
Apr 11, 2016 Medical Interpretation of Human Genomes Speaker: Heidi Rehm With the plummeting cost of sequencing, genetic data is becoming increasingly available for use in the diagnosis, treatment and prediction of disease. Ensuring the successful use of genomics in medi- cine will require the community to come together to share data and contribute to the collective curation of that data for clinical and... more
Apr 5, 2016 Rupal Patel is a speech scientist at Northeastern University, working in the Communication Analysis and Design Lab (CADlab). She is also the founder of VocaliD, a company that creates custom synthetic voices for some of the millions of people who rely on computerized voices to speak–yet who often sound alike. It also provides an opportunity for people who can speak naturally to bank their voices... more
Apr 2, 2016 Ken O'Keefe , San Diego native , Irish Palestinian citizen and founder of World Citizen solutions, Speaks at the Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Mass Ave, Caambridge , 02138 “Humanity’s challenge at this decisive point in history is to face a monster that is desperately attempting to expand it’s tyrannical system of human enslavement. Simultaneously human consciousness is growing with unparalleled... more
Mar 30, 2016 Sponsored by, Harvard Hillel, Harvard Interfaith Forum, Center for Jewish Studies, The Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard Interfaith Forum, Hebrew College, Harvard Dinner Dialogues, Harvard Chaplains, The Memorial Church more
Mar 29, 2016 Michael Eric Dyson is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. A cultural critic and celebrated public intellectual, he has authored more than 15 books including Debating Race and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. Dyson has written acclaimed biographies of Marvin Gaye and Tupac Shakur, and served as a passionate voice for the communities... more
Mar 25, 2016 The Signature Series of the Institute for Arts and Health celebrates Professor Julia Gentleman Byers, EdD, LHMC, ATR-BC, who has participated in international relief activities and interventions in humanitarian art therapy in over 20 countries, and has published articles on humanitarian art therapy, crisis intervention, and other related topics emphasizing the role of the arts in building empathy... more
Mar 22, 2016 Lesley University announces a film screening and discussion of “Wounded Places,” part of “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation” documentary series, the evening of Wednesday, April 6, in the University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. “Some children in America who are growing up in the face of poverty and violence develop symptoms that are... more
Mar 10, 2016 Keynote Speakers- Darakshan Raja, Washington Peace center, Washington D.C> Moderator-Mayor E. Denise Simmons, Talk Back panel of local service providers & activists. Save the Date: Stand Against Racism 2016 Save the Date for our Stand Against Racism event scheduled for April 28 at 6:00 PM. It will take place at the Cambridge Public Library. Stand Against Racism is a nation-wide movement... more
Feb 24, 2016 Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Symposium and Art Show Opening Reception Join us for an afternoon of speakers: Stephen Shore, clinical assistant professor at Adelphi University and internationally renowned resenter, consultant, and author of numerous books. He is president emeritus of the Asperger/Autism Network, and serves on a number of boards. Scott Lentine, an autistic self-advocate and... more
Feb 23, 2016 Monday, March 07, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM In popular Western imagination, a Muslim woman in a veil, or hijab, is a symbol of Islamic oppression. But what does it mean for women's freedom when a democratic country forbids the wearing of the veil? In this provocative documentary, filmmaker Diana Ferrero portrays the struggle of two women -- one in France and one in Iran -- to express themselves... more
Feb 23, 2016 Tuesday, March 01, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Angkor's Children is a film about hope and resilience for post-conflict nations that are seeking renewal through cultural and artistic expression. Filmmaker Lauren Shaw focuses on Cambodia's cultural and artistic renaissance through the voices of young Cambodian women. These women come from the first post-Khmer Rouge generation -- prior generations... more
Feb 16, 2016 E.B. Lewis describes himself as an "artistrator" who tells stories through his fine art as well as his illustrations for children’s literature. Mr. Lewis has recently collaborated with children’s book author, Susan Goodman, to publish The First Step, How One Girl Put Segregation On Trial. This newly-released book tells the story of the first case that challenged our courts to outlaw segregated... more
Feb 8, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Anniversary Celebration) This event is FREE and open to the general public. ABOUT THE CONFERENCE Who Should Attend? The conference is designed for worship-leaders, worship teams, choirs, ministers of music, pastors, dancers, and tech teams. If you desire to be used by the Lord, this life-changing event is for you! What To Expect? You will experience spiritual renewal, growth, and... more
Feb 3, 2016 Nick Cave is an artist and educator working between fabric sculpture, installation, performance, video, designed objects, and fashion. His work explores ways that African identity is subsumed into disparate cultural codes. A former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cave is best–known for his Soundsuits: full-body outfits he uses to combine elements of sound, performance, color, and... more
Feb 2, 2016 The university community and the general public are invited to a conversation with Lesley alumna Alex Truesdell, winner of the prestigious 2015 MacArthur Fellowship, known as the MacArthur “genius” grant. As founding director of the Adaptive Design Association, Alex has helped thousands of teachers, therapists and parents create child-specific alterations to furniture, equipment and spaces that... more
Jan 22, 2016 Science for all Seasons March 30, 2016 Auditorium | 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA Synthetic Biology: Redesigning Life Jim Collins Synthetic biology is bringing together engineers, physicists, and biologists to construct biological circuits out of proteins, genes, and other bits of DNA, and to use these circuits to rewire and reprogram organisms. These re-engineered organisms are going to change... more