How Does Cambridge Engage? Opening Conversation & Annual Meeting

How Does Cambridge Engage? Opening Conversation & Annual Meeting

What can we learn from this story of everyday people in Cambridge and Boston, who took collective action to stop top-down highway projects?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join the Cambridge Historical Society in launching this year's program theme, "How does Cambridge engage?" with a conversation between Dr. Karilyn Crockett, MIT lecturer in Public Policy and Urban Planning, and Diana Lempel, the Society's Doing History Curator.

Karilyn and Diana will discuss how everyday people in our city took collective action to stop the Inner Belt and envision a different future for themselves. What do these actions have to teach us today? What collective memory of this time lives on, and where does it live?

Karilyn’s new book "People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making" (UMASS Press 2018) investigates a 1960s era grassroots movement to halt urban extension of the U.S. interstate highway system and the geographic and political changes in Boston that resulted.

6 PM: Light refreshments.
6:15 PM: Opening Conversation, followed by the Annual Meeting of the Members

Event is open to the public. All are welcome. Please register on Eventbrite here.

Questions? Email or phone 617-547-4252

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