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February 2019

A Night with Award-Winning Poet: 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 Papercuts we bring to Jamaica Plain the Morgan Parker, to celebrate the release of her forthcoming poetry book, MAGICAL NEGRO (2/5/19, Tin House)  A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at Vogue, O: the Oprah Magazine, NYLON, BuzzFeed, Publishers Weekly and Papercuts! “Parker’s voice is surprising, ranging from elegiac to conspiratorial to ecstatic; she interrogates both blackness and femininity like ports in a long personal journey, as places to land but also as points of departure.” - Vogue…

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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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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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