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February 2018

Don’t You Hear This Hammer Ring? Poetry & Social Justice

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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A Reading and Talk with Poet-Organizers Sarah Browning and Simone John  Poetry has always played a crucial role in movements for social justice, animating our language, finding words for our outrage, and restoring our souls for the struggle. At a time when our risk of burnout is enormous, when we are told every day that the truth is the untruth, we need the transformative power of poetry in our movements for social justice. Come hear two poet-activists discuss this tradition…

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March 2018

In This Together–Advancing Clean Energy & Fight Fracking

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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  *CANCELLED DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER*       **This event has been postponed due to the weather. We were sorry to hear today that our speakers' flight from Pennslvania was cancelled. We had so looked forward to our events with them, and they are excited to reschedule for another date soon. We hope you will join us for when we have a new date for this program. You are invited to an evening with community leaders from the…

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Annelise Orleck: We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Co-sponsored with Corporate Accountability, Massachusetts Voter Table, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice The result of over 140 interviews, “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now,” traces the evolution of a new global labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from Manila to Manhattan, from Baja California to Bangladesh, from Capetown to Cambodia. This is an up close and personal look at globalization and its costs, as seen through the eyes and told whenever possible through the words of low-wage workers themselves: the berry pickers…

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Resist Spectra: West Roxbury Pipeline Defendants Share Testimonies

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Come hear from the defendants about their actions and join the conversation about their strategic use of the climate necessity defense and opportunities to apply lessons learned in the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline resistance. Co-sponored with Climate Disobedience  The Climate Disobedience Center exists to support a growing community of climate dissidents who take the risk of acting commensurate with the scale and urgency of the crisis. In these perilous times, we continue to see acts of bravery and determination standing…

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April 2018

The Invisible Threat: Gas Leak Impacts

April 4 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Join us to learn about the impacts of gas leaks on our public health and environment. Natural gas use has spiked in New England. It’s everywhere -- in leaky old pipes under our streets, basements and kitchens. But can we trust those who tell us it’s a clean, harmless fuel? Not necessarily. Let’s learn why. Panelists will discuss the harmful impacts that gas has on the health of both citizens and the environment: • Dr. Nathan Phillips, Professor of Earth…

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