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“Honest to God, an Atheist’s Faith” with Rev. David Carl Olson

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Honest to God, an Atheist's Faith”
with Rev. David Carl Olson

I was once asked if I believe in God, and I had to say with all honesty, “Of course I believe in Poetry.” Still, when Mother Teresa encouraged me to “do something good for God,” I promised that I would. And I haven’t stopped.

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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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“Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism” with Victor Wallis

When: Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:10 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Addressing the environmental crisis is inseparable from working to build socialism. This presentation is based upon Victor Wallis’s new book, Red-Green Revolution:
The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism and will focus on re-assessing human needs, identifying requisite technologies & institutional structures,
and exploring ways to link environmental activism with other progressive struggles.

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“#DeeperThanWater: Toxic Prisons & Abolition” with Adrian Coleman and Elizabeth Rucker

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

 #DeeperThanWater works to hold the state accountable for the toxic environments and inhumane practices of MA prisons. We will discuss our work to uplift the voices of current and former prisoners while tackling the issue of toxic prisons from an abolitionist perspective.

• Adrian Coleman is a member of the #DeeperThanWater core team and brother to Wayland “X” Coleman, a founding incarcerated member of #DTW. Adrian has been organizing and advocating for Wayland’s fair treatment and release for 20 years.

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"GAME: Changing Perceptions- the challenge young Muslims face” with Padraig O’Malley

When: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Join CCB for a special presentation by award-winning peacemaker, Padraig O'Malley.

Mr. O'Malley will speak about "The Global Alliance of Muslims for Equality (GAME): Changing Perceptions- the challenge young Muslims face"

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"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 71 Windsor Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah 

Immigration is a hot-button topic these days, and the arguments all have long histories. People have always traveled,
and the results have always been complicated. Music links us, separates us, and marks our journeys, often in surprising ways.

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What's Happening in Syria? with Jeff Klein

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

People in the US get a very one-sided view of the war in Syria from the mainstream media. 

What is the reality? 

What do Syrians want?

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People's Tribunal on US Crimes against the people of Puerto Rico

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Holyrood Church / Santa Cruz Church • 715 179th Street (at Ft. Washington Ave) • New York

Convening an emergency international people's tribunal against the United States government for the crimes of 120 years of colonialism in Puerto Rico.

(Español a continuación)

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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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Brazilian Elections & the Threat to Democracy with Civil Rights Activist Gary Dotterman

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
"Brazilian Elections & the Threat to Democracy"
with Civil Rights Activist Gary Dotterman
 

Gary Dotterman, the former director of the CME, currently lives in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The region boasts the largest concentration of industrial workers in the Western Hemisphere, including the biggest integrated steel plant and massive mines. With Brazil in economic and political crisis, the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) is organizing, and running candidates.

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Day of Indigenous Peoples and Resistance/día de los pueblos indígenas y resistencia

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • near Red Line Park Street T-station • Boston

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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“The Continued Colonization of Puerto Rico” with Jasmine Gomez

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
Jasmine will discuss the history of political inequality and corporate dominance in Puerto Rico. Drawing from that history, Jasmine will show correlations that explain why the U.S.’s lack of response to Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis is unsurprising. Jasmine will then discuss how to currently support Puerto Rican people.
 
Jasmine Gomez is a queer, Puerto Rican attorney and organizer.
 
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“Kafka in Palestine” a play by Inez Hedges, directed by Morgan Flynn

When: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Kafka in Palestine” is an imaginative retelling of the friendship between Franz Kafka and his sister Ottla in the early 20th century. They dream of escaping their authoritarian father by moving to the idealized Palestine they have read about in the writings of the Zionist visionary Theodore Herzl. But reality intervenes (Franz’s fatal illness, Ottla’s deportation to the concentration camp) until the siblings are magically reunited in the troubled landscape of the modern era.

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“Recent Developments in Civil Rights, Racial Justice & Immigrants’ Rights” with Iván Espinoza-Madrigal”

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Recent Developments in Civil Rights, 
Racial Justice & Immigrants’ Rights”
with Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

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