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September 2016

Viking Economics: Life Lessons from the Nordic Countries – With George Lakey

Thursday 8 September 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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RSVP on Facebook We’ve heard that the Scandinavian countries – Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway – have a better quality of life and less inequality than the United States. Why is this so? And how did this “Nordic model” come about? What is relevant to a U.S. context? In his new book, Viking Economics, veteran organizer George Lakey explores the history of Nordic social movements that reduced poverty and inequality and the policies that foster such livable societies. Come meet…

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CANCELLED: On Your Own But Not Alone

Thursday 29 September 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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This event unfortunately had to be CANCELLED due to an unexpected non-life threatening dental emergency. We hope Dr. Goldner makes a speedy recovery and will be able to reschedule.

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October 2016

Book Party: “Born on Third Base” by Chuck Collins

Friday 21 October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Featuring special guests! Come join a book launch party and reading to celebrate the publication of JP resident Chuck Collins’ new book Born on Third Base. Books provided by Papercuts JP. With the heart of an agitator and the soul of a storyteller, JP resident and inequality expert Chuck Collins upends our assumptions about America’s deep wealth divide—one that, for the first time in recent history, locks the nation’s youth into a future defined by their class and wealth at birth;…

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February 2017

The Revolution Where You Live: Local Power in the Age of Trump

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Sarah Van Gelder Yes! Magazine Co Founder and Editor The Revolution Where You Live: Local Power in the Age of Trump The election of Donald Trump is taking us into uncharted territory. Local action is where we can resist the dangers, reconnect to each other and to the earth, and re-conceive the world we want. YES! Magazine co-founder and editor at large Sarah van Gelder drove 12,000 miles, living in her tiny truck camper, interviewing people on Native reservations, in…

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April 2017

Thomas Shapiro on Toxic Inequality

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Come hear Thomas Shapiro discuss his new book Toxic Inequality at the JP Forum! Thursday, April 20th | 7pm-9pm First Church JP RSVP on Facebook Since the Great Recession, most Americans' standard of living has stagnated or declined. Economic inequality is at historic highs. But inequality's impact differs by race; African Americans' net wealth is just a tenth that of white Americans, and over recent decades, white families have accumulated wealth at three times the rate of black families. In…

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