[act-ma] 3/11 “We Are Our Stories: The Art of Story Sharing” with Susan Perlstein- Poetry, Karen Klein/Dance, Isvel Bello

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REMINDERCCB This SUNDAY: “We Are Our Stories: The Art of Story Sharing” 
with Susan Perlstein- Poetry, Karen Klein/Dance, Isvel Bello
Here is what's happening virtually in March at Community Church of Boston!

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*CCB Sundays & More*
*Sunday, March 7th
at 11 AM EST*

*“We Are Our Stories:
The Art of Story Sharing**” *
*with Susan Perlstein*

We are our stories. How do we find the stories that give meaning and 
purpose for our our choices and that highlight our lives? How do we 
create story circles to share out stories with family, friends as well 
as public testimonials to our history and culture?

• */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. The programs that Susan has created, have 
educated thousands of artists, educators and health care and social 
service professionals.

*Karen Klein, */poetry,/* Isvel Bello, */dance/

Karen Kleinis a member of the poetry/dance collaborative teXTmoVes. Her 
poems have been published in print, most recently in Ibbetson #47, 
Constellations, are forthcoming in Free Inquiry, Wilderness House 
Literary Review, on line in Muddy River PoetryReview, Fusion, The Cape 
Cod Times, read on radio, performed with teXtmoVes dancers She danced 15 
seasons with Prometheus Dance Elders Ensemble, 8 seasons with Across the 
Ages Dance.

*Isvel Bello Rodríguez 
a member of the Boston Dance Theater. He earned his graduate degree from 
The National School of Modern and Afro Cuban Folklore in Havana, Cuba. 
Isvel has danced with the Compañía Danza Espiral as well as the MalPaso 
Dance Company. His solo performance “Tokonoma” has won numerous awards 
and he has worked with many choreographers such as Liliam Padrón, and 
Osnel Delgado Relinde Moors. He has performed at dance festivals worldwide.

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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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