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"Beyond Trump's Walls: Greg Grandin In Conversation With Avi Chomsky"

When: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Boston

Join us on Thursday, August 6th from 7-8:30pm EST for a deep dive with 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winner Greg Grandin, author of *THE END OF THE MYTH: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America* (among other books). We will also be joined by scholar and activist Aviva Chomsky, (author of *Undocumented* and *"They Take Our Jobs!" and 20 Other Myths about Immigration*).

How do we understand the rise of Trumpism and Trump's Border Wall and the way it is re-shaping US politics?

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Anniversary of Contrast: the 75th Year of UN Founding and Atomic Bombings

When: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 9:00 am to Sunday, August 9, 2020, 5:00 pm
Where: Newton Free Library (Main Branch) • Homer St. and Walnut St. • Newton

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is reflecting on two of the most pivotal events in world history on their 75th anniversaries: the founding of the United Nations and the dropping of A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an 11 sign lawn exhibit on the Walnut street side of the Newton Free Library from August 6 to 9. 

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“The Genius of CCB: It’s Non-Sectarianism” with Rev. William Alberts

When: Sunday, August 23, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston
Virtual Program:
watch on Youtube
Sunday, August 23 at 11:00 am
“The Genius of CCB: It’s Non-Sectarianism” 
with Rev. William Alberts
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"Preparing for the Pandemic in Honduras" with Sendy Suazo, Omar Suazo and Alba Bodden

When: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

The Red & Green of May Day! with Judith Woodruff

When: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • 2nd Fl • Boston

This is a Virtual Program.
Watch it Live on CCB's YouTube Channel

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxzqBfbtvnhNKWmzpCm0lIA)

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"The Two Worst Ways To Make Policy: Constitutional Originalism and Biblical Literalism" with Barry Lynn

When: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Virtual Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St • 2nd Fl • Boston

Virtual SERVICE: “One Year After American Exceptionalism & Innocence: Lessons for Our Movement in the Era of Trump”

When: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

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"2020: Make or Break for Global Environment and Peace” with Mazin Qumsiyeh

When: Monday, January 13, 2020, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

We welcome back with open arms this engaging and celebrated Palestinian scientist, lecturer and activist. We thank our co-sponsors for hosting this event with us, as part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Qumsiyeh will discuss the historical and geopolitical context on how we arrived at the junction where even climate change conferences end in admitted failure, conflicts rage in the Arab World, elite populists (Trump, Modi, Netanyahu) run powerful countries, and people follow like lemmings to the cliff. He articulates actions of mitigation and adaptation.

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"The Criminalization of LGBTQ People" with Michael Cox

When: Sunday, December 22, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

(No 11:00 AM Service)

We will discuss mass incarceration and the work that Black and Pink does to fight back for LGBTQ people. We will then focus on how incarceration impacts the LGBTQ community and the unique challenges we face behind bars and in returning to the community.

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“Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan Sculpture Exhibit” with Lewis Randa

When: Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Reintroducing Helen Keller as Pacifist, Socialist, Suffragist and radical thinker of her times. The sculpture exhibit and talk will focus on two questions that relate to Keller and Anne Sullivan, her teacher and mentor: What did your teacher help you see that was once invisible?  What did your teacher help you hear that was once silent? Presentation will include short film clips and audio recordings.

• Lewis Randa is the Director of the Life Experience School which has offered a unique peace program for its students with disabilities since its establishment in 1972.

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“In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day” with Tom Pacheco

When: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Tom Pacheco’s songs have been covered by Jefferson Starship, the Band, Rick Danko, Richie Havens, Scott Petito and Leslie Ritter, John Hall and dozens of European artists, many becoming number one hits in England and Norway. His albums have sold well in Europe. One became platinum in the mid 90’s. He played folk rock in Greenwich Village, NY in the lat 60’s and alternative country in Austin Texas in the early 80’s. He walked out on the Nashville songwriting factories and spent 10 years in Dublin Ireland recording and touring extensively in Europe.

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“We See the River But Not the Tributaries: Looking Beneath the Labels” with Alfred Lahai Brownell

When: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Oil Palm, Land Grabbing, Climate Induced Migration and Xenophobia. The ubiquitous Oil Palm: The the oil palm industry devastated forest and endangered species, and has greatly impacted the well-being of indigenous people across the globe. Its production accounts for about 9 percent of all tropical forest emission. This presentation will be an informative discussion about the underlying devastation of climate change in the Oil Palm industry and the impact on the environment.

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“Albert Einstein: Reluctant Superstar” with George Capaccio

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

You’ll be introduced to the great scientist’s principled stand against injustice and the price he paid for his unwavering devotion to humanity. The performance will begin with a brief recap of his stunning scientific breakthrough in 1919 when his general theory of relativity was confirmed. News of his triumph brought him worldwide acclaim and the status of a “superstar” in the eyes of the public.

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"A Socialist Defector from Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allie" with Victor Grossman

When: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"A Socialist Defector from Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee" with Victor Grossman

In 1952, the great journalist and speaker Victor Grossman defected from Harvard and the US Army to the Soviet region of Germany. He has lived in eastern Germany ever since. He will review his book, “A Socialist Defector”, just published by Monthly Review. He will also describe changes in the condition of women since eastern Germany fell to counter-revolution nearly 30 years ago.

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"Parole in Massachusetts: Why We Need More Second Chances" with Jean Trounstine

When: Sunday, March 31, 2019, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The longer we keep people behind bars, the more we continue to fuel the engine of mass incarceration. Why then, is Massachusetts not paroling more people and supporting them to stay out of prison? What are the ways we could improve our ailing parole system? We must demand that more men and women serve the remainder of time in their communities?

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