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September 2018

We Will Not Forget Puerto Rico!

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Co-Sponsered by Alliance for Puerto Rico-MA, Vamos4PR, Jobs for Justice, Grassroots International, 32BJ SEIU Hurricane Maria has left many of our fellow American’s in Puerto Rico 3.4 million residents without shelter, power,  cell service, drinking water, and adequate food.  The hurricane wiped out the island’s power grid completely, and officials report that 11,000 Puerto Rican people are still without power, a year later. September 21st, marks the 1 year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. The latest death toll estimate is close to 5,000, many…

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Dave Jacke: Gardening Like The Forest

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Co-hosted by Boston Food Forest Join us for this in-depth lecture with Dave Jacke, a longtime permaculture teacher and designer.  He will share history of forest gardening, its many benefits, and how gardening like a forest can enrich your life. Lessons from Nature for Edible Ecosystems and Human Societies Healthy forests maintain, fertilize, and renew themselves, naturally.  Imagine having an ecosystem like that in your own yard, but it grows your food!  Imagine meeting our own needs while regenerating healthy…

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Our Wealthiest Nonprofits’ role in the Future of Boston

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Join the JP Forum, Boston Ed Justice Alliance and the PILOT Action Group for this informative and important discussion on how crucial it is to hold wealthy nonprofit institutions accountable to their communities for the betterment of the future of our city. Please join us for a presentation by Enid Eckstein and Jonathan Rodrigues from the PILOT Action Group and BTU on the state of the city's Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program and recommendations for a more inclusive and successful…

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October 2018

Gubernatorial Candidates Environmental Town Hall

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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A people’s assembly of several environmental organizations and concerned community members are gathering to speak directly to our Gubernatorial Candidates about our state’s crucial environmental issues and the importance of sustainable legislation. Candidates will make opening remarks, answer questions from the audience, and then offer closing remarks. Governor Charlie Baker is unable to attend. Democratic candidate, Jay Gonzalez will be present to answer our communities concerns and questions.                

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William Powers: Dispatches from the Sweet Life

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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  Delighted to share with you that award-winning author William (Bill) Powers is launching his new book this fall and we’d like to have you part of this exciting moment, and the critical conversation this new book explores.   The underlying question so pertinent to our time “ whether academic, intellectual, spiritual or practical in nature - is this: How can one live fully, joyfully, sustainably, and in community while simultaneously healing the planet?   Bill’s new book, Dispatches from the Sweet…

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