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March 2019

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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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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