[act-ma] 9/23: MERRIE NAJIMY: "Combatting Defamation & Negative Stereotyping"

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

Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 11:00am

The Middle East - week two
MERRIE NAJIMY of the AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE
"Combatting Defamation & Negative Stereotyping in the Media and Elsewhere"

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), founded in 1980, is the largest grassroots Arab-American organization in the U.S. It prides itself on being non-sectarian and non-partisan, welcoming people of all backgrounds, faiths & ethnicities as members. ADC is committed to empowering Arab-Americans; defending the civil rights of all those of Arab heritage in the U.S.; promoting a more balanced foreign policy in the Middle East; and supporting freedom & development in the Arab World.

The Massachusetts chapter of ADC, located at Community Church, encourages
Arab-Americans proudly to embrace their identities and advocates for their civil rights in this state. It works toward these objectives through counseling and selective litigation; educating the general population on Arab culture & issues; and building the Arab-American community itself.

MA chapter president is Merrie Najimy, a founder of the Boston Committee for
Palestinian Rights and an ADC National Board member. A second-generation Arab American, she teaches elementary school in Concord. As such, she devotes much of her time to creating an active anti-bias curriculum that she uses with her students and to train other teachers.

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


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10:00am Coffee, Tea and Bagels
11:00am Sunday Speakers Forum
12:30pm Luncheon
5:00pm Growing Faith, Strengthening Community

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NEXT WEEK'S COMMUNITY CHURCH FORUM (9/30)

Community Church of Boston Congregational Meeting

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THE JUSTICE SCHOOL -- FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH!
The Justice School is a new social justice program for children and youth on Sundays at 11:00am at Community Church.  Director JooYoung Choi has developed a terrific curriculum to teach and learn from young people about social justice and how to live it. The program is free and you may enroll your child at any time during the year. We invited you to visit the Justice School one Sunday to see what it's about, or go to http://www.thejusticeschool.org for more details. 

Contact JooYoung at jooyoung at commchurch.org or 617.266.6710 if you want to receive Justice School updates, or for any questions you may have.

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GROWING FAITH, STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY
Evening Service at 5:00pm
Sundays at the Community Church of Boston

This week's topic (9/23) - Family

Community Church of Boston's 5:00pm service and potluck dinner. The intention of the evening service is to bring together intergenerational community to search, reflect, sing, and build community.  You are all invited to bring your favorite dish or snack to share after the service. ALL are welcome!  Call or email Jason Lydon, Congregational Director, if you have any questions.  617.266.6710 - Jason at commchurch.org


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LUNCH ON SUNDAYS, 12:30PM
On Sunday after our morning programs, we have lunch with one another in the
Guatemala Room (3rd floor), prepared by our cook Luis Alonso Guzman.  Enjoy
a delicious lunch with friends!  A small contribution is requested to help cover lunch 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 $5 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-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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