[act-ma] 11/08: CCB This Sunday A Transforming Moment: What Next?”with Mark Solomon - music by Alastair Moock

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REMINDER: CCB This Sunday (11/8) @11AM:“A Transforming Moment: What 
Next?”with Mark Solomon - music by Alastair Moock
Here is what's happening virtually in November & December at Community 
Church of Boston!

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November 8TH, 2020
at 11:00 AM & More*

*“A Transforming Moment: What Next?”
with Mark Solomon*

The defeat of Donald Trump augurs well for a democratic transformation. 
How do we, the progressive majority, seize the moment to deliver a fatal 
blow to reaction and usher in a new era of progress, equality and peace? 
(Subject to change.)

*• Mark Solomon*, Professor Emeritus of History at Simmons University, 
Boston holds a B.A. degree in History from Wayne State University, an 
M.A. in History from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in The 
History of American Civilization from Harvard University. He has written 
scores of articles on African American history, race and racism, U.S. 
foreign policy, globalization, and war and peace issues. Prof. Solomon 
has written or edited five books. He is also past member of the 
Presidential Committee of the World Peace Council, past national 
co-chair of the US Peace Council and the Committees of Correspondence 
for Democracy and Socialism.

*Music by Alastair Moock*
A Grammy-nominated American folk and family music performer from Boston, 
Massachusetts. Alastair is known for his gruff voice, playful lyrics, 
and finger-picking guitar style.

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/Fighting for Peace and Justice since 1920/


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*CCB Sunday Programs coming in November & December at 11AM* For more 
details go to our website 

*11/15 - “You Can’t Keep It Unless You Give It Away” with Arnie King *
Arnie King has been released from Massachusetts custody!! We present 
Arnie here to tell us his story, and to celebrate his freedom, after 48 
years inside prison. For over 20 years, The Community Church of Boston 
has advocated on Arnie’s behalf, written numerous letters, attended 
parole hearings, tried to persuade a string of recalcitrant governors 
that this man was a model of rehabilitation, compassion and community 
engagement, worthy of being in the community. In 2011 CCB awarded Arnie 
(by phone) the Sacco/Vanzetti Award for Social Justice. And now that 
Arnie is free, pending a decision on a new trial, we have a chance to 
hear from him in person (well, by Zoom). Let's welcome Arnie, and join 
our voices to call for a correction system that’s less about punishment, 
and more about restoration, more about education, but most of all, about 
JUSTICE! *Music by Reggie Harris*

*11/22 - "The role of independent media - why we need it now more than 
ever" with Norman Stockwell*
In a time when the very concept of truth has become contested territory, 
the role of an independent media is more critical than ever. 
Community-based, non-profit, and independent media outlets abound. 
Norman Stockwell, publisher of the 111-year-old magazine "The 
Progressive" will look at different forms of independent journalism and 
discuss ways in which readers, viewers, and listeners can become better 
consumers of the news, and even participants in its creation. *Music by 
David Rovics*

*11/29 - "Rebuilding Public Health from the Bottom Up as Pandemics 
Surge"**with Dr. Howard Ehrman*
Since 1980 Public Health in the U.S. & most of the western world has 
suffered enormous cutbacks, privatization and balkanization. The U.S. 
has lost 100,000 local and state public health workers. Climate Change & 
Imperialist Destruction & Extraction of Natural Resources are 
accelerating the frequency and scope of Pandemics. Rebuilding Public 
Health is a necessity for human survival./(photo: The 
Herald-News)/*Music by **Emma's Revolution*

*12/6 - “Where is the Hope?” with Rev. June R. Cooper*
Signs of Hope-Derrick Bell a noted Harvard Professor wrote a book called 
Faces at the Bottom of the Well, The Permanence of Racism (1992) in 
which he states that racism is a permanent feature of American society. 
Do we accept this claim or do we see hope rising for recent protest and 
calls for police reform? *Music by Beatrice Greene*

*12/13 - Sacco & Vanzetti Award - Daniel Ellsberg*
Daniel Ellsberg is an American economist, political activist, and 
former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND 
Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when 
he released the /Pentagon Papers/, a top-secret Pentagon study of 
the U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to 
/The New York Times/, the Washington Post and other newspapers./(photo: 
Christopher Michel)/*Music by Tim Ray and Dan Greenspan*

*12/20 - "The Culture of Despair" with Chris Hedges*
The rupture of social bonds throughout American society has created a 
culture of despair, one where individuals and groups seek affirmation in 
acts of self-destruction. How do we restore those bonds? And if we 
cannot what will it mean for the United States and the world? *Music by 
Dean Stevens and Rob Flax*


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ideals to individual life and the democratic and cooperative principle 
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