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October 2014

WITH LIBERTY AND DIVIDENDS FOR ALL, BOOK RELEASE AND SIGNING With Peter Barnes

Friday 24 October 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Peter Barnes’ new book, With Liberty and Dividends For All, completely changes the discussion about inequality. Barnes argues that capitalism itself is the root cause of inequality — and that the solution lies in making common wealth dividends a property right of every legal U.S. resident. Under Barnes’ proposal, money for these dividends would come not from taxes but from wealth we own together, such as our atmosphere and our financial system. It’s an enlarged version of the approach used by Alaska since 1980 and first proposed by Thomas Paine in 1797. If implemented at scale, it could pay dividends to all Americans (including children) of up to $5,000 a year.

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REFUGE: CARING FOR SURVIVORS OF TORTURE, a film-screening with local producer Ben Achtenberg

Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Jamaica Plain Forum in welcoming award-winning, local producer and director Ben Achtenberg for the neighborhood premiere of his new film "Refuge: Caring for Survivors of Torture."

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November 2014

Our Whole Lives Matter: An Intersectional Approach to Social Change Work with local changemakers

Thursday 6 November 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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What happens when identity politics fall by the way side and we bring our whole selves, as convoluted as they may be, to our work?
Come hear panelists' stories on how they have navigated various parts of their identities--as fathers, as children, as activists, as black, as women--in their work for social justice and equity.

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December 2014

What’s Your Story? ‘Class Lives’ Book Release And Class Story Slam!

Thursday 11 December 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America. It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Born into poverty, working class, the middle class, and the owning class—and every place in between—the contributors describe their class journeys in narrative form, recounting one or two key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of class and their place, changing or stable, within the class system.

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January 2015

Lessons From Cuba with Mario Alberto Arrasta Avila

Monday 12 January 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Join us as we welcome Mario who finally was granted a US visa! Come along to hear about Cuba's "Energy Revolution" and what Boston can learn from it.

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