Conversations on the Edge- Growing Divides in Cambridge: A Tale of 2.0 Cities at Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Conversations on the Edge - Growing Divides in Cambridge: A Tale of 2.0 Cities

Conversations on the Edge


Thursday, March 21, 6-7:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library
Central Square Branch, Lewis Room
45 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge has long been thought of as a diverse and inclusive center of knowledge and culture. Now, with a booming innovation economy, Cambridge has seen a growth in wealth, as well as a growth in poverty alongside a disappearing middle class. What can Cambridge and its leaders do to make sure that life in the city—and income, housing, and education—is equitably accessible and sustainable for all?


Geeta Pradhan is the President & CEO of Cambridge Community Foundation and is an organizational leader with a deep background in philanthropy, urban planning, and economic development. Geeta serves on the Family Policy Council for Cambridge. She has also led the effort to organize the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, co-founded the Boston Indicators Project and directed New Economy Initiative to leverage the power of technology and data to drive social change.


Chuck Collins is the Director the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits He is the author of several books on inequality, including Born on Third Base and Is Inequality in America Irreversible?. He is a co-author of the 2018 report “Towering Excess: The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom for Bostonians."

Sarah Gallop
 is the Co-Director at MIT Office of Government and Community Relations, where she serves as a liaison to the Cambridge government and community, working with citizens, elected officials, businesses, regulatory bodies, and advocacy organizations on projects and issues of mutual interest. Over the years, Sarah has participated in numerous City task forces and committees on local policy matters including transportation, zoning, land use, personnel searches, and "Town-Gown" topics. Prior to taking her position at MIT, Sarah worked in the Boston city government in a variety of capacities related to housing, construction, and community and economic development.

Damon Smith is the principal at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, appointed in 2012 after a period as an interim director. Prior to becoming principal at the high school, he was dean to one of the school’s four small learning communities. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch,
45 Pearl Street Lewis Room
Cambridge, MA 02139