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Somerville Public Library & SustainaVille Partner on Sustainability Speakers Series This Fall

The Somerville Public Library and the City of Somerville SustainaVille initiative invite you to attend their fall speaker series, showcasing perspectives on building equitable, sustainable, and resilient communities. The three talks scheduled include:

  • Wednesday, September 28, at 7 p.m.: Andres Sevtsuk
    Andres Sevtsuk, MIT Associate Professor of Urban Studies & Planning and author of Street Commerce: Creating Vibrant Urban Sidewalks, dives into urban street planning and how cities like Somerville are shaped by the ways commerce establishments intersect with city streets and sidewalks. 
  • Monday, October 17, at 7 p.m.: Claudia Fox Tree
    Claudia Fox Tree from the Upstander Project presents a screening of First Light, a short documentary about the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and leads a talk about Indigenous people’s rights to land and environmental justice.
  • Monday, November 14, at 7 p.m.: Jarred Johnson
    Jarred Johnson, Executive Director of TransitMatters, discusses the importance of multimodal transportation and the future of public transit. TransitMatters advocates for plans and policies that promote convenient, effective, and equitable transportation for everyone in and around Boston. 

All events take place in the Community Room at the West Branch Library, 40 College Avenue. Registration is required and space is limited. Visit to register or contact ShanTil Yell at with any questions.

More About Sustainaville

SustainaVille is home to the City of Somerville’s programs and initiatives to reduce Somerville’s contribution to climate change and to develop the city’s ability to prepare for the impacts of climate change. Through SustainaVille, we are working collectively to advance sustainability and climate resilience within city government and throughout the Somerville community.


Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Adrienne Pomeroy, at 617-625-6600 x2059 or

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