[act-ma] 5/18: "From Tenant Organizing to Eviction Blockades" (CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA)

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Wed May 14 08:56:46 PDT 2008


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

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 11:00am

CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA
"From Tenant Organizing to Eviction Blockades: Building a Grassroots
Movement for Community Control of Community Resources"

Since 1973 City Life/Vida Urbana, based in Jamaica Plain, has been
organizing tenants and community members primarily around issues of housing
with ongoing support of labor struggles, public education issues,
anti-racism, and more. Most recently City Life/Vida Urbana has been getting
attention for the ongoing tenant organizing as banks attempt to evict
homeowners and renters. Join us as we discuss the rising threat on
homeowners in Boston and the ways communities have come together to fight
back.

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


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JOIN US ON SUNDAYS

10:00am Coffee, Tea and Bagels
11:00am Sunday Speakers' Service/Forum (2nd floor)
11:00am Justice School for children and youth (3rd floor)
12:30pm Luncheon
5:00pm Growing Faith, Strengthening Community (with potluck supper)

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NEXT WEEK'S COMMUNITY CHURCH FORUM (5/25)

Memorial Day weekend
ALAA MAJEED
"An Iraqi Woman's Courage in Journalism"


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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 www.thejusticeschool.org
for more details.

Contact JooYoung at jooyoungc at gmail.com 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

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 - congregationaldirector at gmail.com

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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 $5.00 for 3 hours of parking.

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.communitychurchofboston.org




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