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ICEP Dialogues Toward Sustaining Life

Presented by Innovation-Clean Energy Economy Pathways (ICEP), Inc.

ICEP Dialogues Toward Sustaining Life is a series of conversations with the public that asks the question what sustainability means in 21st century Cambridge. Its overarching objective is to make it easier for average Cambridge residents, especially those most at risk for displacement, to start finding new ways of problem-solving to prevent it and help level the opportunity playing field in Cambridge.

Welcome and introduction to the ICEP series by Charles M. Smith, Director, InnovationClean Energy Economy Pathways (ICEP), Inc. and Senior Vice President for Business Banking, Eastern Bank.

The Honorable Dennis Carlone, City Coucillor, Co-Chair of the Cambridge City Council Ordinance Committee, who has assisted the organizers in developing this series, will be the moderator and make some opening remarks. Prior to introducing the panel, Councillor Carlone will recognize in the audience Hugh G. Pilgrim and L. Renée Dankerlin, ICEP’s Co-Founders.

Friday, May 18

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote Panel on Community Builders and Community Development Venue: Cambridge Main Library Lecture Hall ‘Community Builders’ Phillip L. Clay, MIT Class of 1921 Professor Emeritus of City Planning Prof. Clay will share his insights from having developed ‘Community Builders” and cover the history of minority and low income community-led development in Boston and across the country to develop housing

‘Valuation’ Jonathan Haughton, Professor of Economics, Suffolk University. Prof. Haughton is a municipal, development, and tax economist. He will give his perspective on how to collect data on households and land, appraise properties and set usage rates. He will also cover policy reform measures. A Q&A with the audience will be followed by a round table discussion among the series’ speakers and organizers on the major issues raised.

Lunch 12:00 .p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Friday May 18

1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.

‘Richard Allen Speaks’: Keynote Panel on Bishop Richard Allen Venue: Cambridge Main Library Lecture Hall The keynote panel will present Richard Allen’s thought as it evolved and was reflected in an examined life: his own words and actions. The panelists will introduce the idea of Allen’s relevance in the 21st century. Rev. Ellis I. Washington, Pastor, St. Paul’s AME, Cambridge, MA will introduce the panel. Bishop Richard Allen’s Philadelphia,

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Richard Newman, Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) The historian and biographer of Bishop Richard Allen Professor Richard S. Newman will educate the audience on how Allen helped create the City of Philadelphia and what this means for preserving the diversity of cities like Cambridge. He will also look back at Allen’s work as a veteran of the American Revolutionary War and why Allen is considered a Black Founder of this nation whose ideas can guide the decisions of an engaged citizenry today.

‘Bishop Richard Allen, Mother Bethel and the Anti-gentrification and Displacement Movement in 21st century Philadelphia’

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler, Senior Pastor, Bethel AME, Philadelphia. Intermission. ‘Richard Allen Unbound’

3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Rev. Ellis I. Washington, Pastor, St. Paul’s AME, Cambridge. Pastor Ellis Washington will discuss, from his vantage point Allen’s liberation theology: how Allen’s thought was expressed through his struggle for freedom of expression, freedom of movement, freedom of association.

Saturday, May 19

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

‘Bishop Richard Allen, Black Patriot and Founder’ Venue: Cambridge Main Library Community Room Richard S. Newman, Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT): a special learning event for students, parents and teachers.

Intermission 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Q&A 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m

Friday, May 18, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Lecture Hall
Main Library

Event Organizer

Emily Lunardi

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