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June 2015

Risky Business or Economic Boost?: The Real Cost of the Boston Olympics with Andrew Zimbalist

Monday 15 June 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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RSVP on Facebook  Papercuts JP and the Jamaica Plain Forum welcome Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup. Zimbalist will discuss his new book in relation to Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Andrew Zimbalist is an international expert on the financing of big-league and global sports events. His latest book explores the economic impact of hosting the Olympics and the World Cup.  He has found that, in…

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August 2015

The Power of Nonviolent Direct Action

Monday 24 August 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Author and Activits Rivera Sun will speak on building a culture of active nonviolence, the Movement of Movements, and how to nonviolent direct action has been used around the world to make change. In her lively, invigorating speaking events, Ms. Sun connects the dots between the issues we face, relates stories from historic nonviolent struggles, covers groundbreaking new understandings of nonviolent struggles, and brings a pertinent and timely message to youth, elders, students, and ordinary, extraordinary people everywhere!

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October 2015

TedXJamaicaPlain

Saturday 3 October 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Jamaica Plain - known to locals as JP - is one of Boston's most unique, creative and dynamic neighborhoods. JP's inaugural TEDx event will bring together the community for a day of connection and ideas worth spreading

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Sustainable is Possible: Lessons from Dancing Rabbit EcoVillage

Thursday 15 October 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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"Sustainable is Possible” shows how Dancing Rabbit residents are living rich, full lives using only 10% of the resources of the average American. It includes a new section about climate disruption and the choices we can make to respond to this most pressing of environmental and social problems. Please join us!

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November 2015

Tim DeChristopher, Wen Stephenson & Friends: What We’re Fighting for Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice

Thursday 19 November 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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  Jamaica Plain Forum presents: Tim DeChristopher, Wen Stephenson, Marla Marcum, Jay O’Hara We are facing catastrophic climate change and yet our political system is incapable of responding. The powerful fossil fuel industry is blocking policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and continuing to build fossil fuel infrastructure even though science is clear that we should keep coal, oil and gas in the ground. A growing movement for Climate Justice is adopting nonviolent direct action and strategies of active resistance.…

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