Somerville Climate Forward launch

I've been participating in developing Somerville's climate action plan, called Somerville Climate Forward, over the past year and a half. It's finally launching today. Today, I volunteered to man a table at the Somerville Climate Forward launch event, talking specifically about the climate action plan process and about building-specific climate solutions. Oh, and the campaign's … Continue reading Somerville Climate Forward launch

7-Eleven’s immigration raids

As with many franchise organizations, 7-Eleven has a topsy turvy relationship with its franchisees, the owners of its actual stores. In recent years, as BusinessWeek documented, that relationship has led many franchisees to organize and push back together against 7-Eleven's recent mandates, which they claim are hurting their businesses. And 7-Eleven is fighting back with … Continue reading 7-Eleven’s immigration raids

Institute for Social Engagement

The Institute for Social Engagement is a non-profit spin-off of Indivisible Somerville. It's signature initiative is Vote Remote, which allows voters, particularly college students, to register to vote and request a mail-in ballot from their home towns. Vote Remote also active supports and encourages those young voters to fulfill their civic engagement. Today, I made … Continue reading Institute for Social Engagement

Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville

The Somerville Museum has a community curation model, in which community members submit their ideas and curate their own exhibits. An upcoming exhibit, called "Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville," aims to "celebrate the people of Somerville and their life experiences as expressed through their prized possessions and personal stories." Today, I submitted an idea … Continue reading Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville