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January 2019

INEQUALITY AND OUR WELL-BEING: Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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SAVE THE DATE! Globally recognized UK health leaders Richard Wilkinson and Kate Picket will be speaking at the JP Forum about their new book, THE INNER LEVEL: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being. In 2009, Wilkinson and Picket revolutionized our understanding of economic inequality with their globally-recognized book, THE SPIRIT LEVEL: Why Equality is Better for Everyone.  They are coming to Jamaica Plain on their U.S. book tour for The Inner Level. Brookline Booksmith…

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February 2019

Black Womanhood, Award-Winning Poet & Author: Morgan Parker

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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In collaboration with our local, woman-owned independent bookstore, Papercuts Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House Books 2017), Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), and the forthcoming poetry collection Magical Negro (Tin House, 2/5/19). Her debut young adult novel Who Put This Song On? will be published by Delacorte Press in late 2019, and her debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World. Parker received her…

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Film: This Ain’t Normal

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Co-sponsored by First Church in JP UU, Social Justice Action Committee and Theodore Parker Church, Racial Justice Task Force This Ain't Normal, Fri. 2/22 @ 7PM As part of our second year of the Dismantling White Supremacy Film series this documentary depicts the stories of gang-involved youth, entangled in the intractable violence haunting Boston’s neighborhoods, and the StreetSafe Boston social and street workers tasked with helping to transform their lives. This Ain’t Normal examines the individual circumstances behind the violence, thereby gaining a deeper insight and understanding…

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March 2019

Film: Mountains That Take Wing

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Co-sponsored by First Church in JP UU, Social Justice Action Committee and Theodore Parker Church, Racial Justice Task Force Mountains That Take Wing, FRI. 3/8 @ 7PM As part of our second year of the Dismantling White Supremacy Film series is this historically rich and unique documentary about two formidable women, Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama who share a profound passion for justice. This incredible discussion between these two prolific activist tell the untold story of the deep connection and support between both the black and…

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Jabari Asim: We Can’t Breathe, On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Jabari Asim is an author, poet, playwright, associate professor of writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.The author of six books for adults and nine books for children. His most recent works are Only The Strong (Agate, 2015), A Child's Introduction To African-American History(Hachette, 2018) and We Can't Breathe (Picador, 2018). His poetry, drama, and prose have been widely published in various periodicals and anthologies. He was an editor for 11 years at the Washington Post, where he…

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