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  • Avon Hill NCD Commission Meeting

    Avon Hill NCD Commission Meeting

  • Regular City Council Meeting

    Regular City Council Meeting

  • Crying in H Mart: Michelle Zauner in Conversation with Eric Kim (Virtual)

    In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother’s tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band–and meeting the man who would become her husband–her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her. Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread. Eric Kim is a New York Times staff food writer born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, by Korean immigrants. He worked his way through the literary and culinary world to eventually become a digital manager at Food Network and a senior editor at Food52, where he amassed a devoted readership for his "Table for One" column. Formerly a writing instructor at Columbia University, he has written for Saveur, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and The Washington Post and has just wrapped up his first cookbook, KOREAN AMERICAN (Clarkson Potter, 2022).

  • Conservation Commission Meeting

    Conservation Commission Public Meeting

  • Larry Blum Presents: Integrations: The Struggle for Racial Equality and Civic Renewal in Public Education (Main/Virtual)

    Racial integration has been oversold to the American public as a low-cost route to equality of education. Educational equality can be created only by reducing inequality—of both a class and a race nature—in the wider society. Serious reduction of poverty, and challenging the wealthy’s “opportunity hoarding” are necessary. Integration by itself is a diversion from the need to challenge white supremacy, requiring a reparative justice response, and the extreme class-based inequities of our current social order.However, integration is nevertheless a vital component of the moral, civic, and social aspects of education that have been sidelined in our current neoliberal era. Bringing diverse populations into the same schools and classrooms, as a school like CRLS does, is a necessary foundation for preparing future citizens of our multiracial democracy.

  • Planning Board Meeting

    City of Cambridge Planning Board Meeting

  • Avon Hill NCD Commission Meeting

    Avon Hill NCD Commission Meeting

  • Regular City Council Meeting

    Regular City Council Meeting

  • Crying in H Mart: Michelle Zauner in Conversation with Eric Kim (Virtual)

    In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother’s tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band–and meeting the man who would become her husband–her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her. Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread. Eric Kim is a New York Times staff food writer born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, by Korean immigrants. He worked his way through the literary and culinary world to eventually become a digital manager at Food Network and a senior editor at Food52, where he amassed a devoted readership for his "Table for One" column. Formerly a writing instructor at Columbia University, he has written for Saveur, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and The Washington Post and has just wrapped up his first cookbook, KOREAN AMERICAN (Clarkson Potter, 2022).

  • Conservation Commission Meeting

    Conservation Commission Public Meeting

  • Larry Blum Presents: Integrations: The Struggle for Racial Equality and Civic Renewal in Public Education (Main/Virtual)

    Racial integration has been oversold to the American public as a low-cost route to equality of education. Educational equality can be created only by reducing inequality—of both a class and a race nature—in the wider society. Serious reduction of poverty, and challenging the wealthy’s “opportunity hoarding” are necessary. Integration by itself is a diversion from the need to challenge white supremacy, requiring a reparative justice response, and the extreme class-based inequities of our current social order.However, integration is nevertheless a vital component of the moral, civic, and social aspects of education that have been sidelined in our current neoliberal era. Bringing diverse populations into the same schools and classrooms, as a school like CRLS does, is a necessary foundation for preparing future citizens of our multiracial democracy.

  • Planning Board Meeting

    City of Cambridge Planning Board Meeting

  • Avon Hill NCD Commission Meeting

    Avon Hill NCD Commission Meeting

  • Regular City Council Meeting

    Regular City Council Meeting

  • Crying in H Mart: Michelle Zauner in Conversation with Eric Kim (Virtual)

    In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother’s tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band–and meeting the man who would become her husband–her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her. Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread. Eric Kim is a New York Times staff food writer born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, by Korean immigrants. He worked his way through the literary and culinary world to eventually become a digital manager at Food Network and a senior editor at Food52, where he amassed a devoted readership for his "Table for One" column. Formerly a writing instructor at Columbia University, he has written for Saveur, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and The Washington Post and has just wrapped up his first cookbook, KOREAN AMERICAN (Clarkson Potter, 2022).

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