Cambridge ‘Digs DEEP’ to address systemic racism

The gymnasium at Fletcher-Maynard Academy in Cambridge bustled with over 150 community members last Wednesday night. Some hovered over pizza and soft drinks in the back of the gym while others wandered toward the stage to grab a seat.

The old mingled with the young, children accompanied their parents, strangers introduced themselves, and neighbors reunited with a simple, “It’s good to see you!”

This wasn’t a science fair or open house event. This was the first night of a series announced in October by Mayor Marc McGovern and City Councilor Sumbul Siddiqui that openly discusses systemic racism and diversity within Cambridge.

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Gregory Maynard