[act-ma] 2/28 Margaret Kimberley from Black Agenda Report w/Intro-Rev Irene Monroe/Music-Sharon Katz CCB

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CCB SUN: 2/28 at 11AM-“Du Bois & the Presidents: Lessons for the 21st 
Century” w/Margaret Kimberley/Intro-Rev Irene Monroe/Music-Sharon Katz
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*Sunday, February 28th
at 11 AM EST*

*"W. E. B. Du Bois and the Presidents Lessons for the
21st Century" *with*Margaret Kimberley*

W. E. B. Du Bois often advocated on behalf of certain candidates and 
presidents as being more beneficial to black people. But he ended his 
life in exile and proclaimed that he would not vote. His transformation 
provides important lessons as a new president takes office in 2021.

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• *Margaret Kimberley* is a co-founder and Editor and Senior Columnist 
for Black Agenda Report. She is the author of “Prejudential: Black 
America and the Presidents” and a contributor to the anthologies, 
“Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence,” “In Defense of 
Julian Assange,” and “Capitalism on a Ventilator: the Impact of COVID-19 
on China and the U.S.” Her work as an activist includes leadership roles 
in the Black Alliance for Peace and the United National Antiwar Coalition.

• *Rev. Irene Monroe* (she, her, hers) can be heard on the podcast and 
standing Boston Public Radio segment ALL REV’D UP on WGBH 89.7 FM. 
Monroe is the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail 
and History UnErased. Also, Monroe’s syndicated religion columns appear 
in Bay Windows, Cambridge Chronicle, Dig Boston, Curve, and in several 
cities across the country and in the U.K, and Canada.

Monroe describes her public ministry as following: “My life’s work has 
been grounded in an intersectional anti-oppression activism and praxis. 
I try to inform the public of the role religion plays in discrimination 
against LGBTQ+ people. Because homophobia is both a hatred of the 
‘other’ and it’s usually acted upon ‘in the name of religion,’ I aim to 
highlight how religious intolerance and fundamentalism not only shatters 
the goal of American democracy, but also aids in perpetuating other 
forms of oppression, such as racism, sexism, classism, homo/transphobia, 
anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, to name a few.”

Monroe is a founder and now member emeritus of several national LGBTQ+ 
black and religious organizations. As an activist Monroe has received 
numerous awards. Her papers are at the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe 
College’s Research Library on the History of Women in America.

• *Sharon Katz***was born in Port Elizabeth, now known as Nelson Mandela 
Bay, South Africa. ...After getting professional training and a Master’s 
degree in Music Therapy in the USA, Sharon was ready to return home to 
South Africa and use her skills as a guitarist, singer, band leader, 
composer, producer, and music therapist./More about Sharon Katz here. 

*CCB Sunday Programs in March.*
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*Sunday, March 7th at 11 AM: *

*"Creativity is Ageless"*
*with Susan Perlstein*

• */Susan Perlstein /*has spent decades promoting “creative aging,” 
which encourages people to find meaning and purpose in their lives 
through art during the course of their entire lives. She is the founder 
and executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging and 
Elders Share The Arts. She is also an educator, social worker, 
administrator and an artist who has written extensively on creativity 
and late-life learning. She talked to Growing Bolder about her programs, 
which have educated thousands of artists, educators and health care and 
social service professionals.

*Music by Karen Klein */(poet & dancer!)/

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*Sunday, March 14th at 11 AM:*

*“Puerto Rico's Present and a Peek into Its Future"*
*with Amílcar Antonio Barreto*

A series of economic and natural catastrophes have upended the lives of 
millions of Puerto Ricans, both on the home island and in Puerto Rican 
communities throughout the US mainland. These crises have profoundly 
altered the island's political landscape, including the perennial debate 
over its status as a US Commonwealth, becoming a state or becoming an 
independent country. This talk will outline and then analyze these 
events and speculate about the island's future and its relationship with 
the US federal government.

*Music by Sol y Canto */(Brian & Rosi Amador)/

*TUESDAY, March 16th at 7 PM:*

*Sunday, March 21st at 11 AM: *

*"U.S. Imperialism, the Latin American Left, and Liberation Theology"*
*with Ben Norton*

During the Donald Trump administration, top U.S. government officials 
repeatedly invoked the nearly 200-year-old colonial Monroe Doctrine to 
justify US interventions in Latin America. Even under President Joe 
Biden today, these aggressive imperialist policies continue in the 
region, which Washington has long considered to be its "backyard." Ben 
Norton will speak about how the US government has for decades waged a 
war on the Latin American left, and how this brutal campaign continues 
today, targeting not only the secular left, but also progressive and 
revolutionary Christian movements inspired by liberation theology.

*Music by Dean Stevens & Rob Flax*

*Sunday, March 28th at 11 AM:*

*“Peacemaking and Jailbreaks:
Liberation in Captivity"*
*with John Bach*
introduction by *Joyce Katzberg*

If we consider the existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate 
destruction as imprisoning the human family, what tools may we develop 
to resist the lunacy and give hope to each other and future generations? 
How can we keep ourselves free and reasonably happy? The example of Fr. 
Placid Karoly Olafsson, a survivor of 10 years in the Soviet Gulag, will 
be discussed.

*Music by **Joyce Katzberg*

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