Community Events: May/June 2020

Looking for something to do in May/June? Check out these interesting virtual events you can safely attend!

The 2020 BARI Conference, Reimagined

What?

The Boston Area Research Initiative is hosting their Spring Conference 2020 online, with one panel every Friday throughout the summer. This conference focuses on exploring how data and technology can be used to better understand and serve communities, spanning topics including but not limited to housing, transportation, public health, climate change, inequality and segregation, public safety and law enforcement, arts and culture, and access to resources, amenities, and services. Panels will be available as a life webcast and as a podcast episode. Register to stay updated on access information!

Where? Zoom

When? Every Friday throughout the summer from 3:30 – 4:30 pm EDT

First few dates: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15

Cost? Free!

For more information and to register: https://cssh.northeastern.edu/bostonarearesearchinitiative/spring-conference-2020/

Let’s go remote!: Community-Engaged Learning in the Age of Covid-19

What? Whether you’re a service-learning expert or just want to learn more, we welcome all area writing instructors to join us for a workshop led by Emily Avery-Miller and Sarah Finn of Northeastern University. Please bring your ideas and questions about ways to engage your community in your courses. BYO mocktails and cocktails encouraged, too!

Where? Virtual – email kgirdharry@babson.edu to RSVP

When? Friday, June 19th, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm ET

Upskill through Community Engagement

What? There are many opportunities to engage with your local and global communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Join us to learn about these opportunities and how they can help build your skills and resume. Co-hosted by Employer Engagement and Career Design, City and Community Engagement, and the Latinx Student Cultural Center (LSCC). Click here to register and learn more!

Where? Zoom – register here!

When? Tuesday, June 2nd; 3 – 4 PM (EST)

This event is currently only open for members of the Northeastern community.

Coronavirus Seminar Series

What?

Check out this ongoing series of talks hosted by Boston University School of Public Health addressing different aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, discussing causes and consequences.

Where? Zoom (register to receive login information)

When? Various dates/times

Cost? Free!

For more information and the register: https://www.bu.edu/sph/news-events/signature-programs/deans-seminars/coronavirus-seminar-series/

Freedom Baird’s FeministFuturist exhibition

What?

This is an ongoing exhibit at the Boston Center for the Arts’s Mills Gallery, adapting Freedom Baird’s FeministFuturist exhibition for online participation, taking a feminist point of view into a conversation about the future.

Where? Online

When? Ongoing

Cost? Free!

For more information: https://bostonarts.org/experiences/exhibitions/feministfuturist/

MIT Press Live! Virtual Book Talk Series

What?

Looking to participate in discussions? Try MIT Press’s virtual book talk series, featuring author, researcher, and expert discussions and workshops on selected books. Topics include critical thinking during a time of crisis, concentration of distraction, great material revolutions of the last two centuries, and more!

Where? Online

When? Every Tuesday at 12:30 pm ET (until May 19th, with more to be announced)

Cost? Free!

For more information: https://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/mit-press-live-virtual-book-talk-series–6

Fenway Community Center

What?

The Fenway Community Center is holding multiple weekly events, including a weekly Movie Club and weekly guided meditation session with Pallavi and Vaibhav. Take some time for self-care and stay connected with the community!

Where? Online

When?

Movie Club: Weekly on Tuesday @ 6:30 pm and Fridays @ 9 pm

Guided Meditation: Every other week on Wednesdays @ 6 pm

Cost? Free!

Email fccfirstfridayfilms@gmail.com for info and link to Movie Club.

For more information: https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/calendar/

Around the Neighborhood

What?

Northeastern Crossing is holding an online informational panel on Boston development, then and now. This panel discussion will cover Boston history, urban renewal, grassroots organizing, and community engagement.

Where? Zoom – register here!

When? Friday, May 22nd from 5:30-7:00pm ET

Cost? Free!

For more information: Contact info@northeasterncrossing.org

Online Exercise Classes

What?

Multiple local studios are providing access to online exercise classes. This is a great way to remain active and engaged in the community! Here are some locations we found:

Where? Online on their respective websites!

When? Times vary (may be live or online archive) – check out their websites for more detailed information.

Cost?

Boston Yoga Online, LS Flamenco – prices vary

Corepower Yoga – online archive of classes are free until it reopens

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