[act-ma] 5/13: Real Stories of Real Mothers from New Bedford

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Tue May 8 10:03:59 PDT 2007


THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON
SUNDAY SPEAKERS FORUM presents...

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 11:15am

Mothers' Day 
MASS IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE ADVOCACY (MIRA) COALITION
"Real Stories of Real Mothers from New Bedford"

at Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St. (Copley Square)
www.commchurch.org


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MIRA members, staff and allies--such as Greater Boston Legal Services -- have
responded to the devastation of families caused by the March 6th Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid on a defense contractor in New Bedford, MA.
ICE rounded up and incarcerated around 350 textile workers, mostly women, leaving nearly 200 children separated from their parents. Families, neighbors and friends have done their best to care for these unfortunate victims, with limited resources. Three days later, a Boston Globe editorial referred to the episode as "the U.S. immigration system at its worst".

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, MIRA is the only statewide organization the unites community groups, human service providers, civic and religious leaders, state and local agencies, legal services & labor organizations to work together to uphold the rights and opportunities of newcomers.

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NEXT WEEK'S COMMUNITY CHURCH FORUM (5/20)

25th Annual W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Address (postponed from February)
 SEAN GONSALVES
"The New Crisis in Journalism"

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SHARE THE MORNING WITH US

10:00am Coffee, Tea and Bagels
11:00am Sunday Speakers Forum
12:30pm Luncheon

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THE JUSTICE SCHOOL:
A SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR KIDS AND TEENS

Community Church of Boston is proud to announce the start of The Justice School, a new social justice program that begins on Sundays in September 2007, for kids 7-14.  The Justice School will teach and learn from young people about social justice and how to live it.  Director JooYoung Choi has developed an awesome curriculum, and families are now enrolling their kids. Visit www.thejusticeschool.org for a look at curriculum. For more information, contact JooYoung at jooyoung at commchurch.org or 617.266.6710.


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COMMUNITY LUNCHEON

After the Sunday Speakers Forum we share lunch with one another, prepared by Luis Alonso Guzman. We ask for and appreciate your contribution, which helps
cover luncheon expenses.

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DIRECTIONS/PARKING

The Community Church is located at 565 Boylston Street in Copley Square, between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets. Parking is available on Sunday mornings at the Back Bay Garage (entrances on Clarendon Street or St. James Ave.). We can provide a sticker to affix to your parking receipt and you will be charged only $3 until 1:30pm.

By public transportation, take the Green line to Copley or take the Orange line to Back Bay station. Community Church is a 2-4 minute walk from either station.


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A PEACE AND JUSTICE CONGREGATION SINCE 1920

The Community Church of Boston is a free community of human beings united
for the study and practice of universal religion, seeking to apply ethical
ideals to individual life and the democratic and cooperative principle to
all forms of social and economic life.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US

Jason Lydon, Congregational Director
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617)266-6710
(617)266-0449 (fax)
info at commchurch.org
http://www.commchurch.org
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