[act-ma] Creating your own Compost, Wormbin & Rain Barrel: Friday May 7 at 7:00 PM at the JP Forum

Liz Wambui lizw at ips-dc.org
Tue May 4 12:35:46 PDT 2010


Below is information regarding this week's program at the Jamaica Plain Forum. Hope to see you there!

Creating your own Compost, Wormbin & Rain Barrel
When: Friday May 7, 2010  at 7:00 PM
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

Do you ever wish that you could stop throwing away your kitchen scraps, and instead use them for something useful? Or, that you could water your garden with all of the valuable rainwater that runs off your roof? Join us at this Sustainability Series workshop where we will surprise you with how easy it is to create your own compost system, wormbin, and rain barrel. Wake up the earth by exploring these three sustainable systems that can make your urban lifestyle a little more green. Compost and rain barrel kits will be available for purchase.

Co-sponsored by the Boston Building Materials Coop

Upcoming Program!

Addressing Torture at Home and Abroad: Fighting to Preserve Human Dignity
Event info: Friday 14 May 2010 at 7:00 PM
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

Speakers: Ben Achtenberg and Brinton Lykes

Many immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the United States were victims of torture in their countries. Upon arrival to the United States, some never receive the care necessary to deal with the trauma suffered in their homeland. Come listen as two local Jamaica Plain residents share their experiences with victims of torture and learn what you can do about it

Filmmaker Ben Achtenberg has spent years filming individuals that work with victims of torture in hope of shedding light to these horrific practices and inspire those that can help to do so. He is the founder of The Refuge Media Project which focuses on the individuals and organizations working to help survivors deal with their traumatic pasts.  The Refuge Media Project is producing a half-hour documentary on treatment and support programs for immigrant torture survivors in the United States. He has been interviewing victims of torture and those that work with them for the documentary REFUGE: Caring for Survivors of Torture. 

As a community cultural psychologist Brinton Lykes has worked primarily with women and children and many of the former are survivors of gross violations of human rights, sometimes including torture, particularly psychological torture.  Her work is directed at supporting local communities in tapping their indigenous resources – and combining those with EuroAmerican psychology and the arts – to respond to the effects  of these violations and rethread community, seeking to change the conditions that gave rise to the violence and justice for those directly and indirectly affected.

Thank you,


Elizabeth Wambui
Institute for Policy Studies-Northeast Office
Office Manager and Jamaica Plain Forum Coordinator
E-Mail: LizW at Ips-dc.org
Program on Inequality and Common Good

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