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Courageous Women of Resistance

When: Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Courageous Women of Resistance with guest speakers:
Tribal Liason Lakota People’s Law Project, Madonna Thunder Hawk
and Advocacy Coordinator Grassroots Jerusalem, Fayrouz Sharqawi

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"What Would Gandhi Do?" with Dave Lewit

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

With Americans and the world facing climate or nuclear doom, and with irresponsible corporations in charge, can we the people get it together to save us all? Or are we looking for a new savior to point the way? Because Gandhi’s experience was close to our times, and because he helped liberate 400 million people (with questionable results), can his non-violent, spiritual-political approach work in the USA? Let’s explore this, considering the difficult role of empathy in positive power.

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Authors Talk: Growing up in an American Communist Family

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Dan Lynn Watts and Tim Wheeler will discuss their books and what it was like growing up in an era of political repression and in an anti-communist environment.

History Lessons traces civil rights and antiwar activist Dan Lynn Watt's journey through childhood in New York during the McCarthy era. He marched on May Day with his war hero father and activist mother. He takes you inside family struggles against racism and political repression.

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"Hope's Alive" with Frida Berrigan

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Where is our hope? How do we find it, feed it, share it? I'm finding hope in sanctuaries of silence and the eyes of friends. I'm feeding hope in the streets crowded with people shouting "Black Lives Matter," "No Justice, No Peace" and "Love Trumps Hate." I'm sharing hope by not shirking away from hard truths and hard work. I'm rescued from hopelessness by my children's laughter and their relentless appetite for life despite its contradictions, challenges and conflict. 

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"Hope's Alive" with Frida Berrigan

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Where is our hope? How do we find it, feed it, share it? I'm finding hope in sanctuaries of silence and the eyes of friends. I'm feeding hope in the streets crowded with people shouting "Black Lives Matter," "No Justice, No Peace" and "Love Trumps Hate." I'm sharing hope by not shirking away from hard truths and hard work. I'm rescued from hopelessness by my children's laughter and their relentless appetite for life despite its contradictions, challenges and conflict. 

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Miko Peled: "Trump/Netanyahu Era: The Prospects for Peace"

When: Monday, August 28, 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

We are VERY honored to have the opportunity to host Miko Peled at our humble Community Church of Boston forum. This is one of our generation's most eloquent voices against the Apartheid Israeli Colonial Enterprise. Miko has become a much sought after speaker and lecturer on the subject of Palestine/Israel. His Youtube video lectures garner gazillions of views. His activist work on behalf of the Palestinian people is extraordinary.

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DAVID Rovics: Don't Kill The Landlord Tour!!

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

"If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics."
-Andy Kershaw, BBC

"Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said."
-Ian McMillan, BBC

"David Rovics is a freaking genius."
-Eric Spitznagel, MTV

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DAVID Rovics: Don't Kill The Landlord Tour!!

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

"If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics."
-Andy Kershaw, BBC

"Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said."
-Ian McMillan, BBC

"David Rovics is a freaking genius."
-Eric Spitznagel, MTV

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Playing For The Planet: World Music Against Climate Change

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

On Saturday, June 10, the fifteenth “Playing For The Planet” benefit concert will showcase master musicians from three different musical traditions in a rare and joyful pan-cultural evening, with all proceeds going to benefit the environmental advocacy group 350MA.org. The performers include the joyful Latin American perspectives of Sol y Canto, the enthralling North Indian vocal music of Aditya Rohit Shah, and the Rev. Fred Small’s compelling songs of struggle and justice.

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A Discussion on "The influence of Africa on Traditional Folk Culture in Cuba & U.S." with Afro Cuban Artist and Activist Mirna Padrón Dickson

When: Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Water: The Invisible Crisis with Dr. Shakir Abdullah

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Our planet is known as the blue planet due to its extensive reserves of water. Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water, unfortunately, 98% is ocean, the remaining 2% accounts for fresh water supplies for the world. More drastically, 90% of fresh water is not readily reachable, because it is either in the form of ice in the poles or remains underground.

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Gov. Michael Dukakis: "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Join us for a talk by the former Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis who will answer the question "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

Michael Dukakis was nominated by President Clinton for a five-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of Amtrak, The National Railroad Passenger Corporation on May 21, 1998 and was confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 1998. He served a full five-year term on the Amtrak Board as Vice-Chairman. 

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Lippman and Drumpf: A Fairly Unbalanced Serio-Comic Report

When: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Dave Lippman brings vibrant parody sing-alongs, soulful original songs, and an encounter with Donald Trump’s renegade third cousin, Davey Drumpf. A passionate, comedic, participatory, multi-media romp through society’s ills and thrills. Lippman has performed as a singing CIA agent, moderate clear cutter, bard of the bankers, and third cousin twice removed of Donald Trump. His efforts to combine music with politics span 50 years, and he is always on the verge of getting it right. He has 14 releases to his credit, not counting jail.

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No Peace without Justice; No Justice without Sharing

When: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

It is said that periodically throughout history, teachers and prophets appear, to guide humanity through difficult times. As the world struggles with deepening crises on every front, a group of such teachers stands ready to offer practical solutions to our most urgent global problems, and point the way into a “Golden Age of Justice and Peace.” 

A panel discussion with David Mynott, Cindy Bruder, and Lenny Shames.

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Circle of Poison - Film & Discussion:

When: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Daylight Savings on March 12: Remember to move your clock Forward

 

Narrated by Elizabeth Kucinich, interviews with Jimmy Carter, Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, and the Dalai Lama. This 2015 documentary takes a global look at communities impacted by the export of toxic pesticides made in America and how they are fighting back. Directed by Evan Mascagni and Shannon Post.

Music by Molly & Dan Watt and Friends

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