[act-ma] Thursday 12/16, Common Security Clubs: Building Resilent Communities, at the JP Forum

Liz Wambui lizw at ips-dc.org
Mon Dec 13 13:07:26 PST 2010


Below is information regarding this week's program at the Jamaica Plan Forum! Hope to see everyone

Common Security Clubs: Building Resilient Communities 

When: Thursday December 16 at 7:00 PM
Where (Note: Different Location): Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Presenters: Dakota Butterfield, Sarah Byrnes, Chuck Collins and Andree Zaleska

How do we prepare for economic and ecological change?  In response to our insecure times, congregations and communities are forming “Common Security Clubs” to build resilience and strengthen community ties.  This J.P. Forum will be an overview of how the clubs work ¬and an opportunity to join or help start one in your community.

Common Security Clubs are small groups where individuals find connection, the information they need, and avenues to a new kind of security based on mutual aid and support.  Sometimes called “Resilience Circles” or “Economic Security Support Groups,” clubs meet for six initial sessions to learn, support each other, and take action in order to create a new economy that serves everyone in harmony with the planet.  

Join us for an interactive evening about the Common Security Clubs.  Through presentations, discussions and activities we will learn about the current economic and ecological moment, realize that we are all in it together, and look at ways to take action as a community. 

Thanks to our co-sponsors: JP Greenhouse, BCAN, Cool JP, Bikes not Bombs

For more information, please visit www.jamaicaplainforum.org

Upcoming forum--

Kristen E. Gwinn, Celebrating Emily Greene Balch: Jamaica Plain’s Nobel Peace Prize Winner

When: Saturday January 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Speaker: Kristen E. Gwinn

Sixty-five years ago, in 1946, Jamaica Plain’s Emily Greene Balch won the Nobel Peace Prize for her visionary work with Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. January 8th marks her 144th birthday and the first public event celebrating the publication of Kristen E. Gwinn’s new book about Balch’s life.

Balch was a renowned writer, social reformer, economist, and academic who was a J.P. native and member of First Church UU in J.P. A professor of economics and sociology at Wellesley College, Balch’s academic career abruptly ended when Wellesley refused to renew her contract following her opposition to the First World War. She dedicated the remainder of her life to the international peace movement.

Our speaker, Kristen E. Gwinn, is author of the new biography, Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism (University of Illinois Press). Gwinn’s book illuminates Balch’s ideas on negotiated peace, internationalism, and global citizenship, while providing pointed insight into the multifaceted career, philosophy, and temperament of this incredible woman.
Co-sponsored by: Jamaica Plain Forum of First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, and the U.S. Section and the Boston Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

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