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January 2018

Dismantling White Supremacy Film Series

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - May 18 @ 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 Unitarian Universalist, Social Justice Action Committee Racial Justice Task Force of Theodore Parker Church Jamaica Plain Forum As persons of faith living in 21st century America, we feel called to question how we might work, take action, do our part, to dismantle white supremacy. We seek to deepen our understanding of the role white supremacy has played in the development of our modern day society, take some inventory, and identify opportunities for collective action.…

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Lessons from the Truth School with Rev. Andrea Ayvazian

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Co-hosted with RISE Organizing a Pop-Up Activist School, Rev. Andrea Ayvazian shares lessons from the Truth School in Western Mass. Shortly after Trump was elected, activists in Western Massachusetts organized a new activist school to teach skills needed to resist the Trump incursion. The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches movement building skills, offering classes and training opportunities up and down the Pioneer Valley.   Come hear the Rev. Andrea Ayvazian, co-founder of the Truth School, share lessons…

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February 2018

Facing the Flint Crisis

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Join Corporate Accountability and Jamaica Plain Forum for a documentary screening and community discussion with two water justice organizers from Flint, Michigan. Nayyirah Shariff and Gina Luster are Flint-based organizers with Flint Rising, a coalition born from the city’s water crisis that is leading the ongoing struggle for justice for Flint residents. Nayyirah Shariff is a grassroots organizer based in Flint, Michigan. Nayyirah was one of the co-founders of the Flint Democracy Defense League, a grassroots group formed to confront Flint’s…

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Don’t You Hear This Hammer Ring? Poetry & Social Justice

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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A Reading and Talk with Poet-Organizers Sarah Browning and Simone John  Poetry has always played a crucial role in movements for social justice, animating our language, finding words for our outrage, and restoring our souls for the struggle. At a time when our risk of burnout is enormous, when we are told every day that the truth is the untruth, we need the transformative power of poetry in our movements for social justice. Come hear two poet-activists discuss this tradition…

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March 2018

Annelise Orleck: We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Co-sponsored with Corporate Accountability, Massachusetts Voter Table, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice The result of over 140 interviews, “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now,” traces the evolution of a new global labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from Manila to Manhattan, from Baja California to Bangladesh, from Capetown to Cambodia. This is an up close and personal look at globalization and its costs, as seen through the eyes and told whenever possible through the words of low-wage workers themselves: the berry pickers…

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