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December 2017

Slow Money and Nurture Capital: A New Vision of Food, Money and Soil

Wednesday 13 December 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 Since 2009, Slow Money founder Woody Tasch has been at the forefront of a new economic story—a story about bringing our money back down to earth. Published in 2017, Woody's new book SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital is poetic, photographic, philosophical and radical. It is about billions and trillions of dollars in the global economy, and billions and trillions of microbes in healthy, fertile soil. Nurture capital is a vision of finance that starts where investing and…

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January 2018

Judith Schwartz: Solutions in Plain Sight – Climate & Beyond

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Judith D. Schwartz, journalist and author of Cows Save The Planet has published a new book called Water In Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World. Judith’s writing brings such insights to environmental challenges and climate change that challenge us to look at problems as solutions. Tony Eprille, a writer and photographer, uses Creative Seeing, to find environmental solutions that we might otherwise miss by assuming the future is craved in stone. Together they will share how to see the…

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The State of Our Union Is Wrong

January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION In the weeks leading up to the State of the Union, join Better Future Project and the Jamaica Plain Forum for a conversation with Bill McKibben, author and co-founder of 350.org, about the climate movement and what we can do in the face of backward climate and energy policy at the federal level. Boston College Professor of Sociology and author Juliet Schor will moderate. General admission tickets are $10 each, and doors will open at 7pm. Proceeds benefit the work of Better Future…

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Lessons from the Truth School with Rev. Andrea Ayvazian

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Co-hosted with RISE Organizing a Pop-Up Activist School, Rev. Andrea Ayvazian shares lessons from the Truth School in Western Mass. Shortly after Trump was elected, activists in Western Massachusetts organized a new activist school to teach skills needed to resist the Trump incursion. The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches movement building skills, offering classes and training opportunities up and down the Pioneer Valley.   Come hear the Rev. Andrea Ayvazian, co-founder of the Truth School, share lessons…

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February 2018

Facing the Flint Crisis

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Join Corporate Accountability and Jamaica Plain Forum for a documentary screening and community discussion with two water justice organizers from Flint, Michigan. Nayyirah Shariff and Gina Luster are Flint-based organizers with Flint Rising, a coalition born from the city’s water crisis that is leading the ongoing struggle for justice for Flint residents. Nayyirah Shariff is a grassroots organizer based in Flint, Michigan. Nayyirah was one of the co-founders of the Flint Democracy Defense League, a grassroots group formed to confront Flint’s…

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