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Social justice and equality
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!
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.
Dave Lippman brings vibrant parody sing-alongs, soulful original songs, and an encounter with Donald Trump’s renegade third cousin, Davey Drumpf. A passionate, comedic, participatory, multi-media romp through society’s ills and thrills. Lippman has performed as a singing CIA agent, moderate clear cutter, bard of the bankers, and third cousin twice removed of Donald Trump. His efforts to combine music with politics span 50 years, and he is always on the verge of getting it right. He has 14 releases to his credit, not counting jail.
It is said that periodically throughout history, teachers and prophets appear, to guide humanity through difficult times. As the world struggles with deepening crises on every front, a group of such teachers stands ready to offer practical solutions to our most urgent global problems, and point the way into a “Golden Age of Justice and Peace.”
A panel discussion with David Mynott, Cindy Bruder, and Lenny Shames.
"MLK: His Connection to Boston and the Relevance of His Legacy Today"
Charles C. Yancey, will speak at the Community Church of Boston on
Sunday January 15, 2017. He is the longest continuously serving member of
the Boston City Council who completed 32 Years of Service in January 2016.
He will reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 88th anniversary of his birth.
Donald Trump is entering the White House with a racist nationalism, a naked xenophobia, and a cavalier attitude toward using military violence–including nuclear weapons. We can expect more belligerence abroad and racism here from his administration. But with the US at war since its creation, and the eight-year expansion of war during the Obama Administration, US violence will not begin with Trump. Khury Peterson-Smith will discuss the US empire historically and today, and why it goes far beyond the question of who occupies the White House.
A sea-change is taking place in the way churches approach their homeless neighbors, and the programs they create to respond to neighbors in need. In this talk Kate Layzer will try to describe that change, what’s important about it, and how it is being expressed in several different area ministries in the Boston area, including a program she founded last year, the Friday Cafe, where she focuses on building community between housed and homeless, mainstream and marginalized.
Music by Terry Kitchen
Maria Termini will explain what is the “School of the Americas,” who are its
graduates and how they have been involved in massacres, killings, and torture. Closing the “School of the Americas” can stop the killings and violence. This is an urgent matter of faith and conscience for all who seek peace and justice.
Music by CommUnity Voices
Join us for lunch after the program.
Dorchester People for Peace (DPP) stands with our neighbors in Boston who are overcoming the effects of War, Repression, and Injustice in all its forms. We want to be part of the solution, with supportive actions we can take together.
Please join us for the second event of the Solidarity Project Series.