Curb Use Study, Raúl the Third, Former Wire Staffer at Open Mic, and More!
From the Cambridge Day
BEING ABLE TO GO FASTER ON A BLUEBIKES E-BIKE WON’T HAPPEN QUICKLY
Including in Somerville
What to Use Curbs for
After two years of research, data collection, and stakeholder engagement, the Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study has concluded, and the team has issued a final report summarizing findings and recommendations for developing “an effective, equitable curb-management system.” The final report proposes strategies to “address operational challenges, reduce future parking demand, and equitably allocate limited curb space.”
Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and city staff will host a virtual community meeting to discuss the study on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 6-7:30 p.m. The meeting is watchable by Zoom, either online or by phone. Interpretation into Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Kreyol, Nepali, Mandarin, and Cantonese may be available upon advance request by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 311 at 617-666-3311.
Old and New Friends at SPL West Branch’s Open Mic
Shira Laucharoen, former assistant director of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and Somerville reporter, will be singing original songs at the Somerville Public Library West Branch’s Open Mic Night on Friday, Oct. 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at 40 College Ave. It promises to be a relaxed evening, showcasing members of the Somerville community. Support your local artists and be part of the fun. Click here to register to attend!
10/21/22: EVENT CANCELLED, CHECK SOMERVILLE MUSEUM SITE FOR MORE INFO AND UPDATES ABOUT RESCHEDULING
Raúl the Third to Read at Sanctuary City Event
Children’s author Raúl the Third will read from his ¡Vamos! books at the Somerville Museum this Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m.-noon.
Raúl the Third is a New York Times bestselling and three-time Pura Belpre award-winning illustrator, author, and artist living in Boston. Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge was awarded one of the year’s Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2021 from the New York Times and the New York Public Library. He is currently adapting his World of Vamos! books into an animated television series with Silvergate Media and Mercury Filmworks. His work centers around the contemporary Mexican-American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Raúl the Third is a participating artist in Sanctuary City, the museum’s current Community Curator exhibition, curated by Julia Csekö. Sanctuary City showcases emerging and accomplished mid-career artists and a variety of media, from installations to award-winning comic books, the works on view address themes of immigration and community building. Experiences of trauma are commonplace in the lives of immigrants, but that does not invalidate or diminish the experiences and narratives of love, found family, resilience, resistance, and friendship. We dive into this conversation with heightened awareness, open ears, and hearts, taking in the ideas presented to us in hopes to learn, offering safe spaces, and creating more welcoming and safer environments for immigrant and refugee populations.
Admission is $10 per person; museum members and children age 12 or younger are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The museum is now ADA compliant.
Image credit: Image courtesy of Sanctuary City.
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Linda Pinkow is a reporter for the Somerville Wire. She is also a development consultant for the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism.