[act-ma] May Calendar by elisabeth leonard
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*May 9 - May 13, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM CLIMATE CHANGE, DESPAIR AND
EMPOWERMENT ROAD SHOW* The reality of climate change can make us feel
overwhelmed and can fill us with fear or despair. This road show with
Australian deep ecologist international rainforest activist John Seed
aims to catalyse, invigorate, and support grassroots climate
study/action groups across North America. The road show will assume tht
most people attending have seen An Inconvenient Truth, are aware of
current news and are concerned about the issue. It will address the
hopeless despair many of us feel and provide tools to transform despair
into empowerment and effective action as Joanna Macy did in her many
spiritually grounded workshops.Where no climate study/action group
currently exists, the group will be invited to form one there and then.
If one exists already, representatives from the group will be invited to
give an update on the groups\'s direction, meetings, etc.We\'ll discuss
the importance of direct democracy and grassroots and that each of us
now needs to awaken to the urgency of understanding and action. We\'ll
open a discussion on local initiatives and local directives starting
with "house parties." Two 1-Day workshops will be offered at Earthlands,
Petersham MA. These workshops will be offering experiential processes
that generate empowerment as follows:Day 1- "Climate Change, Despair and
Empowerment; Day 2:"The Timeline of Light." Contact
frankdeitle at earthlands.org. Send email to vivsimon at earthlink.net
<mailto:vivsimon at earthlink.net> for additionalinformation.
*A Variety of Places Throughout Massachusetts* More details...
*May 12, 7:30 PM - 8:44 PM BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE CAMBRIDGE-EL SALVADOR
SISTER CITY PROJECT* Featuring Willie Sordillo, Mario Romero,Ã?Â Los
Padres Beli beli, (Amigos School Parents Band) and Dean Stevens
welcoming the delegation from San Jose\' Las Flores, El Salvador on our
20th Anniversary!!! Sliding scale donation $10 -$50. Tax deductible to
IPC. Yoou are also invited to hear the delegation\'s story: Challenges
of Globalization - A Report from San Jose\' Las Flores. 7PM, May 15th at
the Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Mass Ave. Central Square, Cambridge
Send email to choffman at cambridgema.gov <mailto:choffman at cambridgema.gov>
for additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/349-4694.
*OLD CAMBRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1151 MASS AVE, HARVARD SQUARE* More
*May 13, 10:02 AM - 1:02 PM REAL STORIES OF REAL MOTHERS FROM NEW
BEDFORD* 10:00 am COFFEE, TEA AND BAGELS; 11:00 SUNDAY SPEAKERS FORUM,
12:30 LUNCHEON. In addition the Justice Education Program for Kids and
Teens (ages 7-14) The Justice School will teach and learn from young
people about social justice and how to live it. Visit www.thejustice
<file:///> school.org for a look at curriculum. Joo Young is the director.
After the Sunday Speakers Forum we share lunch with one another ,
prepared by Luis Alfonso Guzman. We ask for and appreciate you
contribution, which helps cover lunch expenses. Parking available on
Sundays at the Back Bay Garage (entrances on Clarendon St. or St James
Ave.) BCC can give you a sticker to affix to your parking receipt to
reduce the cost.
Send email to info at commchurch.org <mailto:info at commchurch.org> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/266 -6710.
*Boston Community Church, 565 Bolyston, near Copley Square, above the
Globe Cafe* More details...
*May 13, 12:00 PM Quakers in Palestine and I(srael, a slide show by Skip
Schiel* What do Quakers have to do with Israel-Palestine? After a
potluck lunch including a small selection of Middle Eastern cuisine,
Peace and Social Concerns Cmte presents Skip Schiel's new slide show,
which follows some of the activities of the Ramallah Friends School and
American Friends Service Committee's youth work in Gaza and
the West Bank(with references to its efforts in Israel). There will be
an opportunity to donate to Skip's Levant Photo Project and the Ramallah
Friends School, and a sale of Skip's photos on various subjects. Send
email to skipschiel at gmail.com <mailto:skipschiel at gmail.com> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/441-7756.
*CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge* More
*May 13, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM 11th ANNUAL MOTHERS WALK FOR PEACE* A
fundraiser for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. The walk honors
families and friends - particularly mothers- who have lost children to
murder or prison, affirms its committment to healing and peace through
nonviolence, and celebrates the seeds of positive change at the heart of
community. Folks from *Boston and beyond are encouraged to participate,
getting sponsorship from their work place ot faith community or
recruiting their own walk teams. Registration at 7AM, walk starts at
8:30. Pledge sheets, registration and info at
Other Contact Information: 617/825-1917.
*Townfield Park, Fields Corner, Dorchester* More details...
*May 15 ARE YOU EXPERIENCING GRIEF OVER THE PEOPLES IN IRAQ?* To
organize a demonstration of grief about the crisis in Iraq for Boston
and surronding areas.A logistics meeting will be held at the time and
place mentioned above.If you can do fundraising , get permits, put
together a speaker's list, be responsibler for a stage and sound system
or good at email communications, call 617/271-5886 after 7PM. Until such
a demonstration occurs call or search on e-mail
masspeaceaction.org,codepink-boston-members.org or www.wilpfboston
<http://www.wilpfboston/>. Other Contact Information: 617/271-5886.
*St. Paul's Cathedral (138 Tremont St. across from Park St.)* More
*May 15 CONSUMER CULTURE: THE NEW CHILDHOOD RISK
FACTOR*-Presentation/Discussion/Dialogue Children are increasingly at
risk from a pervasive and familiar source: the consumer culture.
Under-resourced urban communities, particularly communities of color,
are targeted by advertisers and disproportionately affected. The
influences are many:from McDonalds food to violent video games and later
alcohol and tobacco or materialistic values. In this presentation Juliet
Schor, professor and Chair of the Sociology Dept at Boston College (also
author of the best-selling book, the Overworked American; the Unexpected
Decline in American Leisure) will report on her research inside the
advertising agencies which market 24/7 to our children, as well as the
results of her study on how consumer involvement is affecting children
in the city of Boston. The Respondent will be Susan Mc Donald, Program
Director of the Youth Voice Collaborative at the YWCA on Consumerism and
Systematic Racism. Moderator: Donna Blivens, Co-Director of the Women's
Theological Center. Send email to ernestine at communitychangeinc.org
<mailto:ernestine at communitychangeinc.org> for additionalinformation.
Other Contact Information: ernestine/ 617/523-1847.
*Suffolk Law School, 1st Floor Function Room, 120 Tremont St. Bostom*
*May 15 An Evening with Alice Rothchild*-Jewish and Palestinian Trauma
and Resilience ALICE ROTHCHILD, Boston area activist, physician, and
author discussing her book: BROKEN PROMISES, BROKEN DREAMS. If you are
interested, e-mail or call Brian Quirk. Thanks.
Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience. For more
information, visit http://www.merrimackvalleypeopleforpeace.org
<http://www.merrimackvalleypeopleforpeace.org/>. Send email to
brian at quirk.ws <mailto:brian at quirk.ws> for additionalinformation. Other
Contact Information: Brian Quirk.
*Old Town Hall, 20 Main St, Andover* More details...
*May 15, 12:04 PM FACING RACE: IS \"COLORBLINDNESS\" THE NEW
RACISM?*-Brown Bag Anti-racism Discussion Series The recent "Facing
Race" conference convened in NYC challenged social justice workers to
"name", "frame" and :explain" the continuing significance of race in
contemporary U.S. society. Ty de Pass, activist, writer, and founding
member of the Greater Roxbury D7 Roundtable, will explore the growing
contention over color blindness or social justice. Suggested Reading:
The Poverty and Race/ Research Action Council and Toward a Structural
Racism Framework by Andrew Grant-Thomas and John A. Powell.Ã???Ã??Ã?Â
Please bring bag lunch and $5 contribution. Ã???Ã??Ã?Â RSVP to
Ernestine, see below. Other Contact Information: ernestine - 617/523-0555.
*COMMUNITY CHANGE INC,14 Beacon St. Boston 02108* More details...
*May 15, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM CALL FOR AN END TO BLOODSHED AT GEORGE HW
BUSH SPEECH* Anti-War ProtestÂ and Rally!! on behalf of Avi Chomsky.
Send email to bounce-peaceinstitute-36082 at listserv.salensta
<mailto:bounce-peaceinstitute-36082 at listserv.salensta> for
*St Joseph's Church, 135 Lafayette St. Salem* More details...
*May 15, 7:00 PM James Carroll: How We Got Into the War on Iraq* Based
on his newly released book, The House of War (The Pentagon and the
Disasterous Rise of American Power.)He argues that "in the nuclear age,
civilian oversight has become largely mythical", that the Pentagon had
Congress in its thrall and presidents at its mercy." And yet, despite
the fact that we no longer face enemies that pose an existential threat
to the nation, we maintain a military force more dangerous than that of
all other forces combined. It is capable of destroying all life on the
planet.Ã?Â Come to hear how these questions can be reckonned with. Free,
contributions appreciated.Book signing andÃ?Â birthday day cake for all
celebrating Peaceworks' five years of antiwar activism. Send email to
peace at texnology.com <mailto:peace at texnology.com> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617.
*All Saints Church, 1773 Beacon St, Brookline, corner of Beacon and Dean
Rd.* More details...
*May 16 CHINA BLUE: ONE OF THE OUT OF CONTROL FILM SERIES FOR OUR TIMES*
China Blue - a powerful and poignant journey into the harsh world of
Chinese sweat shops. 2006, 94 minutes. This film series chronicles the
struggles of ordinary people againist military and corporate might.
Admission is free and open to the public. 71 bus from Harvard Square.
Parking lot behind the library. Wheelchair accessible. Other Contact
Information: 617/924-6431 - 924/6547.
*WATER TOWN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 123 MAIN ST, WATERTOWN* More details...
*May 16, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CELEBRATE GLEANING with the BostonArea Farm
Gleaning Project* An evening with refreshments, a talk on gleaning by
Oakes Plimpton, and the Agnes Varda documentary, The Gleaners and I(
2000, France) to celebrate a new non-profit forming: Boston Area
Gleaning Project.Tickets are $10; BAFGP membership is a $10
contribution. Oakes Plimpton is the coordinator of BARGP and has been
present at the creation of farmers markets, community gardens, community
land trusts, and CSAs. A little known hero of local agriculture is
Oakes. Gleaning is a Biblical term requiring farmers to let poor people
onto their farms after harvest to "glean" whatever was left in the
fields.Oakes need help with this project which has the capacity for
feeding poor people. SOCIAL ECONOMICS IS POPPING OUT ALL OVER! Be a
part of it!! Send email to gsmoke at world.std.com
<mailto:gsmoke at world.std.com> for additionalinformation.
*Regent Theater, 7 Medford St. , Arlington Dance Theater* More
*May 18 'ENDING THE WAR: PEACE MOVEMENT LEADERS ASK: WHICH WAY
FORWARD?'* With Joe Gerson, AFSC; Dorotes Manuela, Boston Rosa Parks
Human Rights Day Committee; Eljeer Hawkinds, Socialist Alternative; Anne
Miller New Hampshire Peace Action. $10.00 donation requested. (No one
turned away for lack of funds.)
Send email to info at stopthewars.org <mailto:info at stopthewars.org> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/482-3090.
*Central Congregational Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. Jamaica Plain* More
*May 18 UNDERSTANDINGTHE OPPOSITION: HISTORY+TACTICS OF THE ANTABORTION
RHETORIC* Sarah Roche-Mahdi will be the guest speaker at this event
which will include the history and tacticsof anti-abortionrhetoric,
especially in the context of apocalyptic political propaganda. Sarah
graduated from Smith College, with an MA and PHD from UCLA; she taught
at Williams and Bard College. She has taught at a variety of places
including being a lecturer in human sexuality at Tufts. Send email to
rochemahd at gmail.com <mailto:rochemahd at gmail.com> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/568-0900.
*PLACE TO BE ANNOUNCED* More details...
*May 19, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM The Medical and Societal Consequences of the
Iraq War:*-Strategies to Promote True Security In honor of Mother's Day
and all mothers from Iraq and the US who have lost their loved ones to
both wars. Mother's Day was originally conceived by Julia Ward Howe
during the Civil War with a call to unite women againist the war. Many
interesting topics and workshops, among them: The Iraq War: Mortality
Data; Hidden and Horrific Costs of War, Working With Veterans and Their
Families: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Key Issues; The
Religious Community's Role in Promoting Peace, Military abd Disability
Costs of the Iraq War: Long-Term Consequences, War is Not the Answer to
Preventing Nuclear Proliferation. To reserve a place, please e-mail
Ldmartin at fas.harvard.edu <mailto:Ldmartin at fas.harvard.edu>. Lunch on
your own - 12:30 to 1:30. Film and Discussion: The Ground Truth from 3
to 4:30 PM
Send email to Ldmartin at fas.harvard.edu <mailto:Ldmartin at fas.harvard.edu>
*Old South Church,645 Boylston St. Boston (across from the BPL)* More
*May 19 - May 20, 8:00 PM - LONG WALK TO FREEDOM LED BY NICK PAGE AND
THE MYSTIC BAND* May 19th at 8 PM and May 20th at 3PM the 200+ Mystic
Chorale will celebrate the music of South Africa. We hope you will join
us! Much has changed in S. Africa since Nelson Mandela was elected in
1994, but not the power of its music to move mountains and empower the
soul. The songs, in both English and Zulu, reflect over 90 years of
South African choral music beginning with Mbube (which became the Lions
Sleep Tonight) through the Long Walk to Freedom, and ending with songs
that have evolved since Apartheid was abolished, including new music
drawn from the struggle to fight AIDS. Special guests: Teboho Moeno,
Phumlani Bhongane and Thabi Thakadu. Don't miss this wonderful
experience!!Adults: $12.00, Students and Seniors $8 in advance; $10 at
the door; Children under 5 free!
Send email to marilynl at alumni.neu.edu <mailto:marilynl at alumni.neu.edu>
for additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: Marilyn Levin -
*Tremont Temple ,88 Tremont St., Boston* More details...
*May 21, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in
the World Came into Being*-And Why No One Saw It Coming with Paul Hawken
Paul Hawken (environmentalist, founder of Erewhon Trading Company, the
Pax Group and executive director of Natural Capital Institute will talk
about the growing worldwide movement of organizations dedicated to
restoring the environment and fostering social justice.No Big names,
leaders or headquarters visible but the movement is present in every
town,city and culture, building from the bottom up. What are the driving
interests behind these developments? Can these interests translate into
effective government policies and profitable businesses? Paul will
address these questions, Steve Curwood of Living on Earth will moderate.
There will be time for prepared remarks and questions from the audience.
Come join the conversation. Free and open to the public. Send email to
info at fordhallforum.neu.edu <mailto:info at fordhallforum.neu.edu> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/373-5800, Alex Minier.
*Old South Meeting House, downtown Boston - 310 WASHINGTON* More
*May 23 COME TO OUR FIRST-EVER FUNDRAISING EVENT (AND BRING A FRIEND OR
TWO(* True Story's Troupe goes into local low-income communities ,
helping them to tell their stories and get stronger. True Story Theater
performs a magical form of improvisational story-telling called Playback
Theater where audience membersdescribe important moments from thei9r
lives and actors bring them to lifethru music, movement and dialogue
addressing political, social, environmental causes and more.Come and get
a taste of what we're doing: **Learn about True Story's Powerful Impact,
** Experience a Short Performance, ** Eat Scrumptious Food and Hear Live
Music, **Raffles (for all making $25 donations and up. Bring your
checkbook!)Suggested donation at least $25. Please RSVP to Zhaleh
Almaee, troupe member.rsvp BELOW. Send email to
Zhaleh at truestorytheater.org <mailto:Zhaleh at truestorytheater.org> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 1-781/646-1705.
*36 Cameron Ave. Morth Cambridge, off Mass. Ave* More details...
*May 23 SECURITY vs LIBERTY - THE OTHER WAR!* To help prepare for
Massachusetts companion action to the June 26 Day of Action to Restore
the Constitution in Wash. D.C, we will be showing "Security vs Liberty:
The Other War" at the ACLU office. It will be followed by discussion
about the Military Commissions Act and brainstorming for the Local Day
of Action in Boston. The film is part of the PBS "America at the
Crossroads" Series. Even if you can't attend the Local Day of Action
sign up for the video and discussions. Send email to Nancy at ACLUM.org
<mailto:Nancy at ACLUM.org> for additionalinformation. Other Contact
*ACLU MASS OFFICE, 211 Congress St., Boston Ma. 02110* More details...
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