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“Where is the Hope?” with Rev. June R. Cooper

When: Sunday, December 6, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston
Signs of Hope-Derrick Bell a noted Harvard Professor wrote a book called Faces at the Bottom of the Well, The Permanence of Racism (1992) in which he states that racism is a permanent feature of American society. Do we accept this claim or do we see hope rising for recent protest and calls for police reform?
 
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“You Can’t Keep It Unless You Give It Away” with Arnie King

When: Sunday, November 15, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

“A Transforming Moment: What Next?” with Mark Solomon

When: Sunday, November 8, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

The defeat of Donald Trump augurs well for a democratic transformation. How do we, the progressive majority, seize the moment to deliver a fatal blow to reaction and usher in a new era of progress, equality and peace? (Subject to change.)

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“Key issues for MA prison reform work”  with Atty. Elizabeth Matos

When: Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston
Elizabeth Matos will discuss timely issues in prisoners’ rights work in the Commonwealth today such as protecting those incarcerated from the ongoing threat of COVID, ending the use of solitary confinement, officer brutality behind the walls, and barriers to rehabilitation and reentry like the cost of prison phone calls and lack of access to family visitation. 
 
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“There is Nothing Left to Colonize but Ourselves.” with Hartman Deetz

When: Sunday, October 11, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

"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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