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FILM: Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

When: Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
A new film from director Iara Lee examines the tensions between the Sahrawi people and the Moroccan armed forces as it chronicles the everyday violence of life under occupation of Africa's last colony in the Western Sahara, giving voice to the aspirations of a desert people for whom 
colonialism has never ended. 
 
For more information and to watch the trailer: 
https://culturesofresistancefilms.com/western-sahara
 
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“Stop the Next War Now: Speaking Truth About Power in a Permanent Warfare State” with Kathy Kelly

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Stop the Next War Now:
Speaking Truth About Power in a Permanent Warfare State”

with Kathy Kelly

Drawing from experiences living alongside Afghans in the Afghan Peace Volunteer community and from recent studies regarding U.S. complicity with human rights violations and war in Yemen, Kathy will assert that one way to stop a “next” war is to continue telling the truth about wars the U.S. is already waging.

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"Boston As I See It" with Sarah-Ann Shaw

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

In 1968 • Sarah-Ann Shaw made her first television appearance on Say Brother (now known as Basic Black), a public affairs broadcast by Ray Richardson. After numerous appearances on the show, she was hired the following year by WBZ-TV as Boston’s first female African American reporter. A community activist for most of her life, Shaw worked on stories which provided positive images of urban life of Black, Asian, Latino and other communities of color in Massachusetts.

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International Women's Day and Resistance

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Our encuentro5 Revolutionary Compañeros are Providing Food and Beverages/
Nuestros compañeros Revolucionarios del encuentro5 están proporcionando comidas y bebidas

 

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“Long Way Out - A Psychological Journey” with Nicole Waybright

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
“Long Way Out - A Psychological Journey” 
with Nicole Waybright
 
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POSTPONED: “From the N word to colored to negro to black to Afro then African-American and right back to the N word or how we made blackness so irresistible that they tried to take it away from us: A Cultural Reflection on Living The Dream”

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Due to inclement weather this program has been postponed until April.

 

Using Ntozoke Shange’s "Spell #7", Talib Kweli’s "For Women", Arthur Jafa’s "Love is the Message, the Message is Death" and Dr. King’s "Letter from Birmingham a Jail", this sermonette explores the relationship between identity reclamation, liberation, and resistance.

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2019 Women's March

When: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Boston Common • 139 Tremont Street • Boston
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Challenging the US Military as a way to Challenge Patriarchy in this #MeToo Moment

When: Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Walker Center • 144 Hancock St. • Newton

Dr. Cynthia Enloe will speak at the WILPF annual speaker retreat; she is a feminist writer, theorist, and professor.  For women who want to make change for women on many issues, check out her words and research.  Her newest book is The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy.  Chapter 6 gives insights regarding how the military industrial complex needs women to continue their work.        

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Demita Frazier: How We Get Free

When: Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Granny D: The Power One

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

(Service starts at 2:00 PM - No 11:00 AM Service)

“Grannie D: The Power of One” 
a play performed by Dixie Tymitz, mc’d by Lawrence Lessig

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Unleash Your Fury: Stop Kavanaugh Week of Action

An Evening with David Cay Johnston

When: Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer prize/winning investigative reporter, has covered Donald Trump for more than 30 years, longer than any other journalist. Last year he published part of Trump’s 2005 tax return. In 1990 Johnston broke the story that Trump was no billionaire.

Johnston wrote the international bestsellers The Making of Donald Trump (2016) and It’s Even Worse Than You Think (2018) and five other books. 

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WE DID IT FOR YOU - Women’s Journey Through History - a Musical Play

When: Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Plaza Theater: Boston Center for the Arts • 539 Tremont Street • Boston

The Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom presents…

Dr. Thea Iberall’s play is a tour through the journey that women have undergone to get rights in the U.S. Through historical characters this poignant and entertaining musical tells the stories of ordinary yet strong women who stood up against slavery and fought for suffrage, education, equality and peace.

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"Voices of Palestinian Resistance" with Islam Maraqa and Rana Nazzal

When: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service):

 

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Celebrating International Women's Day

When: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • Boston

International Women's Day 2018!

Solidarity is our weapon!

Solidarity with Women Everywhere

Join us on March 8 for a Rally at Copley Square and March to the State House! Rally @ 5:30 pm followed by a March GUEST SPEAKERS! OPEN MIC! Facebook.com/events/342347916173362/

Speakers from the following organizations: Mass Action Against Police Brutality, Chelsea Uniting Against the War, Boston May Day Coalition, Industrial Workers of the World – Boston, Poor Peoples Campaign for Moral Revival, Democratic Socialists of America, more to be announced

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