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April 2019

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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Why families by the thousands are fleeing Honduras for the U.S.

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Lead sponsor of the “A Human Rights Crisis: How the US Fuels Honduran Migration.” tour: Witness for Peace to Witness for Peace New England Co-sponsor: UU Service Committee, BIJAN (Boston Immigrant Justice and Accompaniment Network), Grassroots International   Join us to listen to Rosa Nelly Santos Navarro is the President and Coordinator of the Committee of the Families of Disappeared Migrants of Progreso. COFAMIPRO began in 1999 out of the radio program “Sin Fronteras” or “Without Borders” transmitted by Radio…

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May 2019

Film: Cherokee Word For Water

May 10 @ 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 Share & Invite your friends on Facebook  Cherokee Word For Water, Fri. 5/10 @ 7PM As part of our second year of the Dismantling White Supremacy Film series this movie tells the story of the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee Word for Water is based on the true story of the Bell Waterline…

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Democratizing Finance with Cliff Rosenthal & Ujima

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
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~PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION IS NOT OUR USUAL SPACE~ Event is happening at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building 2300 Washington St, Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119 Share & invite friends on Facebook Ujima and the Jamaica Plain Forum invite you to: Democratizing Finance for Community Development Cliff Rosenthal   Working class communities communities of color have been historically excluded from access to capital and financing. There is an inspiring history of community efforts to get control over capital, from the early…

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George Lakey: How We Win

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Location: First Church in JP UU ** Sanctuary Share & invite your friends on Facebook  George Lakey has been active in direct action campaigns for six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change, Lakey's first arrest was at a civil rights demonstration in March 1963, and his most recent was March 29, 2018 in the Power Local Green Jobs Campaign.   Some high points of his movement experience were…

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