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“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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“How to Get the Neofascist Out Without Surrendering to the Parties of War & Wall Street ” with Jill Stein

When: Sunday, November 1, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston
In this historic moment, people are rising up like we haven’t seen for generations. From wildcat strikes to rent boycotts, there is a growing revolt against the rapacious oligarchy that’s brought crises in virtually every dimension of our lives. But how can we rise up in the halls of power as well as in the streets? And how do we get Trump out of the White House without the deadly consequences of voting for the lesser evil?
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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

“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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CANCELED: "Femke Rosenbaum and the world of community arts in JP"

When: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

Jamaica Plain activist and community organizer Femke Rosenbaum was an early mover and shaker in the ‘70s struggle to stop highway construction that would have sliced through the heart of a string of Boston communities. The project was defeated, and now in its place, is the Southwest Corridor, public transportation, parks and recreation, bike paths to downtown.

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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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"How to Get to Zero Carbon Fast & Easy" with Clayton Handleman

When: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Clayton Handleman will present a platform with three pillars that if adopted would lead the US to rapidly and economically transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

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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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“Democracy Denied (On the Workings of U.S. Politics)” with Victor Wallis

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Victor Wallis will speak about a short popular book on the social and historical basis of current US politics that includes remarks about “exceptionalism,” US imperialism, mass incarceration, US Left history, and present-day clashes.

Victor Wallis teaches in the Liberal Arts department at the Berklee College of Music and was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy. He is the author of Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism (2018) and of many articles. His activism dates from the 1960s.

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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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