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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

African Heritage Influence and Resistance in the Americas

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Please join the encuentro5 communiYour participation will help enhance commemoration and celebration of a part of history that is not discussed enough. Public school textbooks omit, embellish and in many cases invent history. There were enslaved freedom fighters we are not familiar with because there is no mention of them (in these textbooks). Nameless warriors organized and fought for their liberation, throughout the Americas. Indigenous Peoples and  African Peoples formed alliances working together, organizing rebellions and escapes. Let’s commemorate and celebrate them.

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“We See the River But Not the Tributaries: Looking Beneath the Labels” with Alfred Lahai Brownell

When: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Oil Palm, Land Grabbing, Climate Induced Migration and Xenophobia. The ubiquitous Oil Palm: The the oil palm industry devastated forest and endangered species, and has greatly impacted the well-being of indigenous people across the globe. Its production accounts for about 9 percent of all tropical forest emission. This presentation will be an informative discussion about the underlying devastation of climate change in the Oil Palm industry and the impact on the environment.

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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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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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"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 71 Windsor Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah 

Immigration is a hot-button topic these days, and the arguments all have long histories. People have always traveled,
and the results have always been complicated. Music links us, separates us, and marks our journeys, often in surprising ways.

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Film screening: Cuba, An African Odyssey

When: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

Sunday, April 22| 6:00 – Part 1

Sunday, April 29 | 6:00 PM – Part 2

Cuba: An African Odyssey (Watch the trailer.) Richard Pendleton, CME Steering Committee From Che Guevara's military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries.

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Retrospective of Afro-Ethnographs with Dr. Reginald L. Jackson

When: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Annual W. E. B. Dubois Lecture:
“Retrospective of Afro-Ethnographs” with Dr. Reginald L. Jackson

Photo: Orisha Domain Series/2017

A visual retrospective of an artist-community worker’s travels within the African diaspora, from 1968 - to present.

Dr. Jackson is a Professor Emeritus of Communications at Simmons College. He has traveled throughout Africa and photographed various cultural traditions that can be found throughout the world.

 

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Jill Stein Speaks: Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity, Deportations & more”

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity,
Deportations & more” with Dr. Jill Stein

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): 

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Pena: Liberation of African Slaves in America

When: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

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

Cambridge Forum: Rwanda Women Rising

When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 1446 Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

 “​RWANDAN WOMEN RISING​” Tuesday June 13 at 7 PM at Cambridge Forum is honored to present Swanee Hunt​, author, activist, former U.S. ambassador and lecturer at the Kennedy School; in conversation with Willy Foote​, founder and CEO of Root Capital and Chantal Kayitesi, ​Rwandan genocide survivor.

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Tell President Obama to end the bombing campaign against Libya!

Tell President Obama to end the bombing campaign against Libya

! It was US overthrow of Gaddafi in 2011 that led to the crisis in Libya today. Will we ever learn our lesson that US military intervention is not the answer?

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Liberia, Women and Peace

When: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library • 449 Broadway • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

Pray the Devil Back to HelloA screening of the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell about women’s nonviolent struggle to end the Liberian civil war.

Followed by a talk with Janet Johnson, a Liberian journalist who is featured in the film.

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Congo: The World Capital of Rape

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Conference Room 2nd Floor • 89 South Street • Boston

An event to explore the severity of rape and child slavery as a direct result of Mineral Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Consumer activists will have the opportunity to learn and become active members in "NO Blood on my Cell phone", a campaign dedicated to spreading awareness about the illegal processes by which Coltan is collected and used to make the vast majority of cell phones and other technologies.

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