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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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“Murder, Remorse, Prison, and Fighting for Justice” with Jean Trounstine and Karter Kane Reed

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

Karter Reed, sentenced as a child to an adult prison for a murder he committed at age sixteen will speak about why kids have the power to transform themselves behind bars.
Jean Trounstine, who wrote BOY WITH A KNIFE, a book featuring Reed, will discuss why children do not belong in adult prisons and why our parole system is failing such lifers.

• Karter Reed earned a 4.0 at Quinsigamond Community College, graduation with highest honors, and currently works and lives with his wife and family in Maine.

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“Dios de los Muertos for US?” with Rev. Ignacio Castuera

When: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead may provide ways to celebrate accomplishments and search for future tasks. 

• Born in Puebla, Mexico Rev. Ignacio Castuera has benefited from the best years of California’s commitment to education. He holds a Doctorate from Claremont School of Theology and served as pastor, Counseling Psychologist, Social Service Agency’s Director and District Superintendent in the United Methodist Church.

music by Afro-Pop Band, Kina Zoré

 

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“In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day” with Tom Pacheco

When: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Tom Pacheco’s songs have been covered by Jefferson Starship, the Band, Rick Danko, Richie Havens, Scott Petito and Leslie Ritter, John Hall and dozens of European artists, many becoming number one hits in England and Norway. His albums have sold well in Europe. One became platinum in the mid 90’s. He played folk rock in Greenwich Village, NY in the lat 60’s and alternative country in Austin Texas in the early 80’s. He walked out on the Nashville songwriting factories and spent 10 years in Dublin Ireland recording and touring extensively in Europe.

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“Albert Einstein: Reluctant Superstar” with George Capaccio

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

You’ll be introduced to the great scientist’s principled stand against injustice and the price he paid for his unwavering devotion to humanity. The performance will begin with a brief recap of his stunning scientific breakthrough in 1919 when his general theory of relativity was confirmed. News of his triumph brought him worldwide acclaim and the status of a “superstar” in the eyes of the public.

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In Concert with Roy Zimmerman

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

 

Roy Zimmerman: Political Satire's Genius Best!!
Without a doubt, Roy Zimmerman is among the most important political commentators of the last few decades" -- No Depression Magazine

Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection." -- Joni Mitchell

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Francis Day 2019: 30 Years of Francis Days: Celebrating Agape

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Agape Community • 2062 Greenwich Road • Hardwick

The Agape Community had its beginnings with the McCarthy family in Brockton, MA, to the current Agape location on 34 acres of land in the Quabbin Reservoir watershed in Hardwick, MA, where efforts at sustainability include two buildings with total solar energy and hot water, as well as a straw bale house with a compost toilet and a large organic garden.   Agape is devoted to alternative living, nonviolence and sustainability for high

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Defending Children's Human Rights in Palestine

When: Friday, May 24, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Meet Farah Bayadsi, Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer for Defense of Children International - Palestine

 

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“What is Happening in Venezuela, and Why Should It Matter to All of Us?” with Rev. Mike Clark

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

(No 11:00 AM Service)

Rev. Clark will present a brief overview of recent events in Venezuela and place them in the context of 20 years of enmity between the US and the Bolivarian social and economic experiment. The outcome of the current struggle has implications for movements and nations everywhere that are seeking a more just world.

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SUNDAY Evening, May 12 at 6 pm: “Concert for Mozambique”

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Please join us for a

Fundraiser for Victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique at the Community Church of Boston.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.

Small elevator, wheelchair accessible.

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“First Friday Iftar” with Muslims for Progressive Values Boston

When: Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

First Friday Iftar (fast breaking dinner) is the fast breaking meal on first Friday of holy month of Ramadan. All are welcome to participate in prayers, recitations, speeches form progressive communities, activities for children, henna tattoo artist, and raffle prizes.

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“Voices from the Border: A Cry for Justice & Liberation” with Jeanne Gallo and Sunny Robinson

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
The presentation will address the current mass migration from Central America: Why are so many people seeking asylum? What is our government’s response and why? What are the U.S. peoples’ responses to their pursuit of liberation from violence, poverty, and militarism in their homelands?
 
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“Climate Change: Think Global, Act Local” with Loie Hayes and Dawn Tesorero

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Climate Change: Think Global, Act Local”

with Loie Hayes and Dawn Tesorero
(Boston Climate Action Network)

 

Meeting the challenge of climate change takes determined action of the personal as well as political levels of our lives.
We will share stories of successes and challenges in local climate activism.

 Loie Hayes is active in Boston Climate Action Network and Dawn Tesorero is active in Mass. Interfaith Power and Light.

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Film & Discussion: "Where The Guns Go" with Maria Termini

When: Monday, March 25, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The so-called Drug War serves to make legal the killing and repression of people: the United States provides the weapons, while Mexico provides the people killed and disappeared. This documentary brings together the testimonies of human rights activists, journalists, and people in Mexico directly affected by the violence carried by both government forces and organized crime in Mexico, with U.S. support.

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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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