Our Events

Check out upcoming and past POP-organized events below, listed in chronological order. (See Meetings for meeting times and notes.)

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Coming up

Mondays through December 7, 2020: POP Study Sessions

People of Planning will be holding open, in-person study hours for up to 6 people at a time each Monday afternoon this semester at the White House. Folks are also welcome to join online (no limits on capacity).

During this difficult time, we hope to create a space that brings people together in a safe way. We’ll also do actual studying and/or work. There’ll be free coffee and tea available (see above) next door at the Brown House.

If you plan to attend in-person on a certain day, please do check the sign-up sheet first so we don’t exceed capacity. For info on how to join remotely, click the Google Calendar icon above. If you have questions, you can also email Bailey.Hu@Tufts.edu.

December 10: Holding Ground Documentary Screening

*Date & time has changed! Please see below for details:

Time: 7-8:30pm. We’ll screen Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street (approx. 1 hour) – which covers the rise of local nonprofit Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative – over Zoom. Afterwards we’ll have a brief discussion featuring Tufts UEP students, alumni, faculty who have worked with the organization on different projects. For more about the movie, check out the official website here.


November 9, 2020: Q&A with Boston Councilor-at-large Annissa Essaibi-George

Mon, Nov. 9 update: Recording of Zoom call now available here

Looking to get involved with local politics? We’ve invited Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George to talk about her advocacy and work in areas such as addressing homelessness and public health. We’ll also chat about her journey into policy, take on current events and, well, anything else you can think of.

This one-hour virtual event will begin with a brief question-and-answer session followed by an open Q&A. To receive the Zoom link, please register here. Learn more about our events at sites.tufts.edu/peopleofplanning. We hope to see you Nov. 9!

November 2, 2020: Coffee Chat + Giveaway

We invite POP co-founders Cyatherine Alias and Miranda Briseño back to talk about what led them to found the group as well as life after UEP (pandemic edition). As a thank-you for coming to our first coffee chat, attendees will receive a free mug! See below for more details.

October 28: Thesis Talk with Lily Linke

Wed, Oct. 28 update: Recording of Zoom call now available here!

People of Planning and SPA have invited UEPer Lily Linke to talk about her thesis work next Wednesday. Lily took a unique approach by publishing her interviews with experts and advocates on race and walkability as a podcast. Fittingly, it’s called Footnotes and you can check out it out at www.footnotespod.com.

Tune into the Zoom between 12-1pm on Wed (Oct. 28) for a brief introduction to Footnotes followed by an open-ended discussion about research, interviewing, creative forms of communication, or anything else.