Published On: February 11th, 2017

A new report by the Cambridge Community Foundation draws attention to three powerful trends now shaping our city’s future: increasing income inequality, rapidly rising housing costs and persistent educational disparities. Where are these trends taking Cambridge? Can our city-with its booming innovation economy and exceptional community assets-keep its historic commitment to social justice and create a future in which prosperity is shared across the entire community?


Please join us for a community conversation on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and registration
8:30-8:50 a.m. Welcome and a Presentation of the Report Findings
8:50 – 10:10 a.m. A Panel of local Thought Leaders


Marjorie Decker, Massachusetts State Representative, 25th Middlesex District


Randy Albelda, Graduate Program Director and Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts: Senior Fellow Center for Social Policy, UMass Boston
Moacir Barbosa, Director of Community Engagement, Health Resources in Action
Barry Bluestone, Russell B. and Andree Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, School of Public Police and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
Ronald F. Ferguson, Fellow, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy and Faculty Director of the Achievement Gap Initiative, Harvard University

10:10 – 10:50 a.m. Community Table Conversation
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Highlights and Closing

FOR INFORMATION: Contact David Trueblood

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