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“Homily For Social Justice” with Regie Gibson

When: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Award winning poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator Regie Gibson has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and various other venues on two continents and in seven countries including Havana Cuba. Regie has worked with many artists like poets Gwendolyn Brooks, and Sterling Plumpp, musician Roy Ayers and dancer Savion Glover.

Music by Josh Rosen & John Voigt

Lunch will be served after the program.

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“Juan Gonzalez: A Message From the Council of Maya Elders”with an introduction by Mahtowin Munro

When: Sunday, November 26, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“It’s the big internationals that go and take from us,” Gonzalez declared. “They take our land, kill our people, and destroy the environment. ” Gonzalez talked about the United Fruit Company’s hold on Guatemala, and the suffering of indigenous Mayan people there. “The way of life of the Mayan nation and all ancestral nations was devastated,” he said. “One thing however remains unchanged: we are suffering a racist genocide. We continue to be oppressed by greed.”  Excerpt from P.R.I., Day of Mourning 2014.

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Make a UU Turn! with Rev. Edmund Robinson & Jacqueline Schwab

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Halloween is based on the old Celtic New Year celebration of Samhain, when it was said that the veil between this world and the realm of the fairy folk is thinnest. It is a time for turning, as the leaves change and our thoughts turn to winter. What does this have to do with UUs and how we make changes in our lives?

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"What Would Gandhi Do?" with Dave Lewit

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

With Americans and the world facing climate or nuclear doom, and with irresponsible corporations in charge, can we the people get it together to save us all? Or are we looking for a new savior to point the way? Because Gandhi’s experience was close to our times, and because he helped liberate 400 million people (with questionable results), can his non-violent, spiritual-political approach work in the USA? Let’s explore this, considering the difficult role of empathy in positive power.

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Authors Talk: Growing up in an American Communist Family

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Dan Lynn Watts and Tim Wheeler will discuss their books and what it was like growing up in an era of political repression and in an anti-communist environment.

History Lessons traces civil rights and antiwar activist Dan Lynn Watt's journey through childhood in New York during the McCarthy era. He marched on May Day with his war hero father and activist mother. He takes you inside family struggles against racism and political repression.

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Gov. Michael Dukakis: "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Join us for a talk by the former Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis who will answer the question "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

Michael Dukakis was nominated by President Clinton for a five-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of Amtrak, The National Railroad Passenger Corporation on May 21, 1998 and was confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 1998. He served a full five-year term on the Amtrak Board as Vice-Chairman. 

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Annual Liberation Seder

When: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

In celebration of Passover we hold our annual Liberation Seder. We will remember the timeless Jewish story of resistance and we’ll come together to celebrate overcoming injustice and remember the connection to all struggles for liberation. Remember to bring a potluck dish and to bring friends and family! 

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Gary Leupp:The U.S. and Russia: the Centrality of the NATO Issue

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Gary Leupp will review the course of U.S.–Russian relations since 1991, from the decade-long honeymoon with the Yeltsin regime to the Putin era. Leupp will discuss the Ukrainian situation in historical context, emphasizing the ethnic divide in that country and how the February 2014 regime change backed by the U.S. provoked a much misunderstood secessionist movement. Leupp will comment on the unpredictable Trump positions on Russia. Gary Leupp is an Author and Professor of History, Tufts University, since 1988.

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Annual W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture with Prof. Edward Carson

When: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

U.S. Foreign Policy: Intervention or Restraint? What can we expect from President Trump?

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 pm
Where: Watertown Free Library • 123 Main St. • Watertown

Stephen Kinzer, author and journalist, will answer these questions when he discusses his new book The True Flag.

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Journalist, Stephen Kinzer at Community Church of Boston

When: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Sunday, February 19, 2016 

"Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and
the Birth of American Empire" with Stephen Kinzer

 

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"War & Priests: Catholic Colleges and Slavery in the Age of Revolution"

When: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"War & Priests" examines the establishment of the first Catholic colleges
in the United States in the aftermath of the American Revolution.
The first Catholic bishop, John Carroll, was able to fund the expansion
of the church from the reestablishment of the slave economy
after the war, and a stream of Catholic priests fleeing the revolutions
in France and Haiti staffed these new Catholic institutions.

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A History of Newton Dialogues BOOK now available

Linda and Steve Nathanson were among the early organizers and key leaders of Newton Dialogues on Peace and War. Linda has written an account of how Newton Dialogues came into existence and put that together with over two hundred pages of archival material (newspapers, photos, press reports, event flyers, etc) to create a BOOK - a case study of community anti-war organizing. 

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People's History Teach in on Vietnam War - Report by Duncan McFarland and Thea Paneth

A teach-in on the history of the Vietnam War, with a focus on resistance, was held on March 28, 2015 at MIT. The program was organized by United for Justice with Peace, the eastern Massachusetts coalition formed after 9/11 and hosted by MIT's Technology and Culture Forum.

Veterans For Peace put out a national call for programs to accurately reflect the events of the period in response to a major Pentagon effort to officially rewrite history and sanitize that war as a propaganda campaign to justify current wars.

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Boston's Unfinished March for Jobs, Freedom and Justice

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 1:30 pm
Where: 54th Regiment Statue in front of State House • Beacon St • Boston Common • Boston

An Event Marking the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

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