Forum on affordable housing proposals
In preparation for Town Meeting votes on creating more affordable housing, the Housing Commission will hold an Affordable Accessory Apartment Program Housing Forum on Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Town Office Building. A “yes” vote on warrant Article 12 would create the Affordable Accessory Apartment Program, a public/private partnership, a collaboration between the town of Lincoln and an individual homeowner to create affordable housing eligible for Lincoln’s affordable housing inventory. Article 13 would create a tax exemption for affordable accessory apartments that meet state regulations and qualify for the town’s affordable housing inventory.
In addition to the warrant articles, forum attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Housing Trust Loan Program, which will grant loans to homeowners who participate in the Affordable Accessory Apartment Program. If the homeowner’s accessory apartment remains on the affordable housing inventory for 10 years, the loan will automatically be forgiven.
Those with questions may contact Pamela Gallup at 781-259-0393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Project seeking teenage summer crew
The Food Project is currently recruiting for its summer Seed Crew. Each summer, The Food Project’s Seed Crew hires 72 high schoolers from diverse backgrounds to work together on one of its farms to grow vegetables and distribute thousands of pounds of produce to area hunger relief organizations while developing important leadership, teamwork, diversity and civic participation skills. Seed Crew is the entry point to participate in The Food Project’s youth crews. Following Seed Crew, young people may apply to work each academic season throughout their high school careers. Click here to apply. The deadline is Monday, March 13.
Report on Israel/Palestine fact-finding tour
The GRALTA Foundation will report on its January study tour of Israel/Palestine on Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. in Bemis Hall. Speakers will include legislators and others who participated in GRALTA’s 13-day trip. The event will include reports from delegates Mass. Reps. Paul Heroux (D-Attleboro) and Denis Provost (D-Somerville) as well as Boston College Professor Eve Spangler and her students with audience Q&A, followed by a panel discussion. The event is free but an RSVP for food and beverage planning is appreciated; email Steve Low at email@example.com.
Women’s March discussion
Did you participate in the recent Women’s March in Boston or any other city? Please join us for an evening of discussion about the march, its relationship to the history of the women’s suffrage movement, and what comes next at “On the March: Reflections on the Recent Women’s Marches and Their Roots in Suffragette History” on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Public Library. The evening will begin with a brief presentation by members of the Boston’s Women’s History Trail on the suffragette movement marches in Boston. Feel free to bring your camera or phone to share pictures.
Peggy Schmertzler Leadership Lecture
Lincoln resident Al Schmertzler and his family invite Lincolnites to attend the first annual Peggy Schmertzler Leadership Lecture in honor of his late wife Peggy and her transformative leadership as she worked to advance equality for women at Harvard University. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parlor Room of the Phillips Brooks House, 22 Harvard Yard, Cambridge. The speakers will be Sarah Hurwitz, senior speech writer for President Obama and chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, who will discuss “The Power of Words and Their Impact on Leadership.”
The lecture series was established by three of Peggy’s fellow Radcliffe alumnae in recognition of her leadership of the Committee for the Equality of Women at Harvard (CEWH) an organization she helped create and advance throughout its 30-year lifespan. Her spirit and and dedication to women’s advancement prompted her former CEWH colleagues and the Harvard College Women’s Center to partner in honoring her legacy of fearless leadership.