Conversation 1, "How did we get here? What are the challenges? Who is the'we'?"

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cambridge Historical Society presents a 3-part symposium about the past, present, and future of affordable housing in Cambridge.

Conversation 1, "How did we get here? What are the challenges? Who is the'we'?," brings a historical perspective to this issue.


Marjorie Decker, Massachusetts State Representative, Moderator
Barry Bluestone, Professor of Political Economy, Northeastern University
Corinne Espinoza, former Interim Executive Director, Cambridge Community Center
Charles Sullivan, Executive Director, Cambridge Historical Commission

We will explore the history of affordable housing in Cambridge, and the “we” in our 2016 theme, “Are We Home?” We will hear about what “home” means and has meant to Cantabrigians with different backgrounds and points of view. The goal is to inspire dialogue with an emphasis on curiosity and question-asking. Participants are encouraged to bring their own experiences, questions and open-mindedness.

Cambridge Public Library Main Branch Auditorium, 449 Broadway
This 3-part symposium is supported by Mass Humanities, whose grants inspire considered thought, conversation, and action through the humanities. We’re happy to participate in their mission to improve civic life in Massachusetts.

See more about what Mass Humanities does here:

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Lead ($5,000)
Cambridge Savings Bank

Gold ($750)
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Bullfinch Properties
Capital One Cafe
HYM Investment Group

Silver ($500)
Eastern Bank
Harvard Square Business Association

Bronze ($250)
Graffito SP
Leader Bank
North Cambridge Savings Bank

This event is free.
Registration required:

Cambridge Public Library Main Branch
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Transportation and Parking Information:
The Main Library is accessible by both bus and subway.
A 70-car underground parking garage with access from Broadway is available when the library is open. It costs 25 cents for every 15 minutes of parking. You may pay by using quarters or credit card (Mastercard or Visa).

Call Cambridge Historical Society at (617) 547-4252