[act-ma] 3/14 “Puerto Rico's Present and a Peek into Its Future”with Amílcar Antonio Barreto/Music by Sol y Canto

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Mar 11 06:01:11 PST 2021

CCB SUNDAY (3/14): “Puerto Rico's Present and a Peek into Its 
Future”with Amílcar Antonio Barreto/Music by Sol y Canto
Here is what's happening virtually in March at Community Church of Boston!

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*CCB Sundays & More*
*Sunday, March 14th
at 11 AM EST*

*“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.

•*Amílcar Antonio Barreto*JD, PhD is a professor in, and chair of, the 
Department of Cultures, Societies & Global Studies at Northeastern 
University where he has taught for the past 24 years. He is the author 
of six books. Four of them have focused on Puerto Rico's contemporary 
political, cultural, and social upheavals. The most recent was "The 
Politics of Language in Puerto Rico Revisited" (University Press of 
Florida, 2020).

*music by Sol y Canto*(Brian & Rosi Amador)

*Sol y Canto***is the award winning Pan-Latin ensemble led by Puerto 
Rican/Argentine singer and bongo player Rosi Amador and New Mexican 
guitarist and composer Brian Amador. Featuring Rosi’s crystalline voice 
and Brian’s lush Spanish guitar and inventive compositions, Sol y Canto 
is known for making their music accessible to Spanish- and non-Spanish 
speaking audiences of all ages./More about Sol y Canto here. 

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*Attn. CCB Members: Congregational Retreat. Your input is needed!*

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*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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