[act-ma] 7/10 CCB Summer Series: "The Impact of Street Performances"

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Wed Jul 6 11:23:56 PDT 2011


Sunday, July 10th, 2011

CCB will be hosting the second in a summer series of weekly topical

We will gather at 11:45 AM, to share brunch. The speaker will begin
presenting on a topic of interest to the congregation and friends at 12:15
PM. A community discussion will follow.

Please bring a wholesome, nutritious, savory bit to contribute to our brunch
table. Coffee & Tea will be provided.
Our second topic in this weekly summer series, on Sunday, July10th, will be
The Impact of Street Performances: Celebrating self-expression as a basic
human right. Our speaker will be Stephen H. Baird, the founder and director
of Street Arts and Buskers Advocates and Community Arts Advocates. Stephen
has over three decades of performances, arts advocacy and grassroots arts
administration experience. http://www.buskersadvocates.org

He has been involved with Federal court cases in Boston, New York, Chicago,
Seattle, New Orleans, and numerous other cities to protect artists' rights
to perform in public spaces.

If you have any questions, please contact: MARY LYNN CRAMER,
mllynn2 at yahoo.com, or JOHN MACLEOD, jmacleod200 at yahoo.com.


Report from last week's forum:

Community Church of Boston Kicked Off Summer Speakers Series, July 3rd, with
a presentation by John Macleod and Susan Mortimer, speaking on the topic of
"Prisons, Repression, and 'Public Safety'." Ruth Anna Welch provided lovely
musical interludes with her guitar and sweet vocals.

We began the event with a community brunch from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm. Members
and guests contributed a delicious array of foods including baked casserole,
fish cakes, veggy salad, fruit, olive bread and cookies. Coffee, juice and
tea were also provided.

Over twenty people attended-not bad for a summer holiday weekend-and
listened with rapt attention to our two very engaging speakers for over an
hour, followed by twenty minutes of Q&A. Many lingered to talk informally
with the speakers and each other after the presentation.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and particularly to those who
contributed to the tasty foods enjoyed by all prior to and after the
presentation. On July 10, we will again have the pleasure of Ruth Anna's
musical talents, as well as another guest speaker and topic of interest to
the community. Please check out the CCB website and get on the CCB mailing
list to be informed of plans for this summer speakers series. More info to
follow. For any questions, please contact Mary Lynn Cramer,
mllynn2 at yahoo.com or John Macleod, <jmacleod200 at yahoo.com> .

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



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



The Community Church of Boston is a free community 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.



Rev. Jason Lydon, Minister
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
info at commchurch.org

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