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"The Two Worst Ways To Make Policy: Constitutional Originalism and Biblical Literalism" with Barry Lynn

When: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Virtual Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St • 2nd Fl • Boston

CANCELED: "Femke Rosenbaum and the world of community arts in JP"

When: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

Jamaica Plain activist and community organizer Femke Rosenbaum was an early mover and shaker in the ‘70s struggle to stop highway construction that would have sliced through the heart of a string of Boston communities. The project was defeated, and now in its place, is the Southwest Corridor, public transportation, parks and recreation, bike paths to downtown.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: “The Power of Story to Build a Movement” with Mothers Out Front

When: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

Members of Mothers Out Front will share their stories of how they moved from inaction to engagement as mothers passionate about making a livable world for our children. In between their stories, we will explore why a compelling personal story can be such a powerful tool for building a movement.

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Womans March 2020: Rally for Our Rights - Ipswich

When: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Ipswich Center Green • 36 South Main Street • Ipswich

Womans March 2020: Rally for Our Rights - Ipswich
Saturday, January 18th at 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Ipswich Center Green•36 South Main Street, Ipswich

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Women Rising! Women's March on Washington 2020

When: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Washington DC • Washington

After three years of marching, three years of training, and three years of building political power, the Women’s March is launching into its fourth chapter with a fresh face, renewed energy to take on Trumpism, and a plan to build with a growing community of activists.

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“Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan Sculpture Exhibit” with Lewis Randa

When: Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Reintroducing Helen Keller as Pacifist, Socialist, Suffragist and radical thinker of her times. The sculpture exhibit and talk will focus on two questions that relate to Keller and Anne Sullivan, her teacher and mentor: What did your teacher help you see that was once invisible?  What did your teacher help you hear that was once silent? Presentation will include short film clips and audio recordings.

• Lewis Randa is the Director of the Life Experience School which has offered a unique peace program for its students with disabilities since its establishment in 1972.

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FILM: Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

When: Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
A new film from director Iara Lee examines the tensions between the Sahrawi people and the Moroccan armed forces as it chronicles the everyday violence of life under occupation of Africa's last colony in the Western Sahara, giving voice to the aspirations of a desert people for whom 
colonialism has never ended. 
 
For more information and to watch the trailer: 
https://culturesofresistancefilms.com/western-sahara
 
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“Stop the Next War Now: Speaking Truth About Power in a Permanent Warfare State” with Kathy Kelly

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Stop the Next War Now:
Speaking Truth About Power in a Permanent Warfare State”

with Kathy Kelly

Drawing from experiences living alongside Afghans in the Afghan Peace Volunteer community and from recent studies regarding U.S. complicity with human rights violations and war in Yemen, Kathy will assert that one way to stop a “next” war is to continue telling the truth about wars the U.S. is already waging.

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"Boston As I See It" with Sarah-Ann Shaw

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

In 1968 • Sarah-Ann Shaw made her first television appearance on Say Brother (now known as Basic Black), a public affairs broadcast by Ray Richardson. After numerous appearances on the show, she was hired the following year by WBZ-TV as Boston’s first female African American reporter. A community activist for most of her life, Shaw worked on stories which provided positive images of urban life of Black, Asian, Latino and other communities of color in Massachusetts.

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International Women's Day and Resistance

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Our encuentro5 Revolutionary Compañeros are Providing Food and Beverages/
Nuestros compañeros Revolucionarios del encuentro5 están proporcionando comidas y bebidas

 

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“Long Way Out - A Psychological Journey” with Nicole Waybright

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
“Long Way Out - A Psychological Journey” 
with Nicole Waybright
 
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POSTPONED: “From the N word to colored to negro to black to Afro then African-American and right back to the N word or how we made blackness so irresistible that they tried to take it away from us: A Cultural Reflection on Living The Dream”

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Due to inclement weather this program has been postponed until April.

 

Using Ntozoke Shange’s "Spell #7", Talib Kweli’s "For Women", Arthur Jafa’s "Love is the Message, the Message is Death" and Dr. King’s "Letter from Birmingham a Jail", this sermonette explores the relationship between identity reclamation, liberation, and resistance.

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2019 Women's March

When: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Boston Common • 139 Tremont Street • Boston
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Challenging the US Military as a way to Challenge Patriarchy in this #MeToo Moment

When: Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Walker Center • 144 Hancock St. • Newton

Dr. Cynthia Enloe will speak at the WILPF annual speaker retreat; she is a feminist writer, theorist, and professor.  For women who want to make change for women on many issues, check out her words and research.  Her newest book is The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy.  Chapter 6 gives insights regarding how the military industrial complex needs women to continue their work.        

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Demita Frazier: How We Get Free

When: Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

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