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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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Community Book Discussion: Surviving the Future

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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David Fleming, Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/surviving-the-future/ Join this community book discussion, facilitated by Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies. The late British ecologist David Flemming suggests that we must build a new culture of gift exchange, celebration, and mutuality to survive the future, drawing on the lessons throughout human existence.  Learn more check out this video about a symposium on David Flemming: https://vimeo.com/252762071.   Please sign up…

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April 2019

It’s Time to Change the State’s Racist Flag & Seal!

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Invite your friends and RSVP on Facebook Join us at the Jamaica Plain Forum to discuss how to Help Change the State of Massachusetts official Flag and Seal - a Symbol of White Supremacy for the last 390 years. For the past 35 years, legislation has been pending in the Massachusetts State Legislature to establish a special commission to review the State Flag and Seal, and to invite Native leaders of the Commonwealth to sit at the decision-making table with legislators…

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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley & Rev. Mariama White-Hammond: Green New Deal Town Hall

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a historic discussion between Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and activist and organizer, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond about the Green New Deal.   The ecological and economic justice challenges of our time require all of us to work for an equitable, healthy and livable planet for all. Responding to our environmental crisis must be done in a way that bridges Boston's racial divide. A just and sustainable transition must follow the leadership of women of color who have helped move…

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