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Cities are rethinking their approach to climate action by placing racial justice at the forefront. Joan Fitzgerald, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at Northeastern University, will draw from experiences with Providence, Austin, and Oakland in creating participatory planning processes and new priorities for a just transition to a carbon-free society. This event is free. Register at http://bit.ly/UrbanClimateEquity. Joan Fitzgerald is a Professor of Urban and Public Policy at Northeastern University. She focuses on urban climate action and strategies for linking…Find out more »
Join The Croft School Virtual Information Session and School Tour. The Croft School is a diverse, academically excellent, and financially accessible private elementary school in Jamaica Plain. Email CSmith@thecroftschool.org to RSVP and receive a Zoom link to the event. www.thecroftschool.org.Find out more »
Jamaica Plain resident Carl Scovel will read from his recently published book titled "I Do: Quotes on Marriage from the Married, the Unmarried and Me." The program will be on Zoom on February 4th at 5pm. This small collection of quotations is arranged as a narrative, which begins with someone asking questions about marriage and concludes with someone looking at survival without their partner. Between these two bookends lie the whole range of issues - searching, deciding, marrying, getting to know each other,…Find out more »
Thursday, February 4, 5:30 - 6 pm First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street, JP In light of current state guidelines that restrict outdoor gatherings to 25 people and in recognition of heightened concerns for the new, more highly contagious Covid variants, the Thursday, February 4 Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter will have no opening or closing program. Instead, supporters of the Vigil will stand out in silence along Centre Street near our usual gathering spot of the First…Find out more »
Rescheduled from spring 2020, this Jamaica Plain Historical Society talk will now be held virtually. The photographer Leon Hampartzoum Abdalian was born in 1884 in what was Cilician Armenia, then located in the Ottoman Empire (now modern Turkey). He migrated with his family to the United States in April of 1896 and they eventually settled in Jamaica Plain. It is believed that he was largely self-taught as a photographer. For most of the time he was photographing (1913 -1967) he…Find out more »
Focus Real Estate in Jamaica Plain will host a free First Time Home Buyers virtual seminar on Wednesday, February 10, at 6:30pm. With mortgage rates at historic lows, the webinar will address local market conditions, whether this is a good time to buy, facts vs fears of home buying, and first steps in becoming a home owner. Focus Real Estate owner/broker Erik Gould and owner/team leader Randal Engelmann will lead the session along with realtors Eric Wei, Gretchen Lundgren and…Find out more »
Join the Arnold Arboretum in exploring the meaning, history, and cultural entwines of a quintessential American tree, Pecan. In our 2021 Director’s Lecture Series, these three gifted writers highlight an often neglected connection – our relationship with trees. Here’s the series line-up: February 22: James McWilliams: The Pecan: A History of America’s Native Nut MORE INFO | REGISTER March 1: Robin Wall Kimmerer: The Council of Pecans MORE INFO | REGISTER March 8: Tiya Miles: "Every Pecan Tree": Trees, Meaning,…Find out more »
The Biden administration’s efforts to reverse Trump’s damaging immigration policies are hopeful --but what are our elected state officials doing to protect undocumented residents in MA? When it comes to safeguarding the health, safety, and legal rights of front-line immigrant workers and families, including those hit hardest by the pandemic, Massachusetts falls far behind many other “blue” states. Join JP Progressive’s Immigrant Rights Action Group (IRAG) to explore the history of immigration policy in Massachusetts with Gabriel Camacho, Political and Organizing…Find out more »
This event is sold out. For more info on arboretum events click here: https://arboretum.harvard.edu/events/ February 28, 2021 @ 1:00PM EST Learn to identify trees by their bark in this online class with Michael Wojtech, naturalist, educator, and author of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast. This free webinar is co-hosted by Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Please use link to register: http://bit.ly/3a9HtLEFind out more »
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