[act-ma] 11/14th: “Campaign to End Life Without Parole” with Joseph Irizarry-Music by Dean Stevens & Rob Flax

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CCB Sun., Nov 14th: “Campaign to End Life Without Parole”with Joseph 
Irizarry-Music by Dean Stevens & Rob Flax
*Here is what's happening virtually and in person at Community Church of 

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*Nov. 14th - Dec. 12th - 11 AM *(EST)

*Nov 14th: **“Campaign to End Life Without Parole”*
*with  Joseph Irizarry*

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*Sunday, November 21st at 11 AM:*

*Live & in Concert at CCB: "Song To A Refugee"
with Diana Jones*

With her new release, Song To A Refugee, *Diana Jones* brings her 
signature brand of storytelling to the worldwide refugee crisis. The 
UK’s Guardian/Observer calls Song To A Refugee “a record for our time.” 
  This powerful song cycle reflects renewed empathy for, and common 
cause with the plight of refugees. “None of us know where our footsteps 
will fall,” Jones suggests. From a woman walking miles to the US border 
carrying her child, to the young children separated from their parents 
fleeing their homeland, Jones gives immediacy to the stories of our time 
while illuminating the more generic themes within. Song To A Refugee 
artfully considers the times we live in, speaks for those often without 
a voice and encourages a humanitarian response.

*Sunday, November 28th at 11 AM: *

*“Poetry and Questions: Cuba and Nicaragua”*
*with Margaret Randall*

A commentated poetry reading addressing the current situations in Cuba 
and Nicaragua.

*• Margaret Randall* I am a US poet and author who lived for 11 years in 
Cuba (1969-1980) and 4 in Nicaragua (1980-1984). I have published widely 
on issues relating to both countries, principally women and culture. 
Among recent book titles are: Exporting Revolution: Cuba's Global 
Solidarity, The Road/Solo El Camino–Eight Decades in Cuban Poetry, and I 
Never Left Home: Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary (a memoir), all published 
by Duke University Press; Thinking About Thinking (Casa Urraca Press); 
and Out Of Violence Into Poetry (Wings Press).

*Music by Dean Stevens*

*Sunday, December 5th at 11 AM:*

*“Beyond Afghanistan: Patriotic Dissent Against U.S. Militarism”
with Maj. Danny Sjursen*

Maj. Sjursen will begin with the current hot topic, to an extent, of the 
relatively recent Afghanistan withdrawal and the failure of the war 
effort there. He will explain the scope and scale of ongoing U.S. 
military operations – a new "American Way of War" waged in the shadows 
as a nearly invisible campaign of abstraction. It pivots towards an 
acknowledgment that war is now waged for profit, profiting a select 
few–now loaded with blood money; blood, however, that's on all of our hands.
*• Maj. Danny Sjursen *is a retired U.S. Army officer, the director of 
the Eisenhower Media Network (EMN), a senior fellow at the Center for 
International Policy (CIP), contributing editor at Antiwar.com, and 
co-hosts the podcast “Fortress on a Hill.” His work has appeared in the 
NY Times, LA Times, The Nation, The Hill, Salon, The American 
Conservative, and Mother Jones, among other publications. He served 
combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and taught history at West Point. 
He is the author of three books, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, 
Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge, Patriotic Dissent: America in the 
Age of Endless War, and most recently A True History of the United 
States. Follow him on Twitter @SkepticalVet.

*Music by David Rovics*

*Winter Fridays • 7PM*
*/A Mostly Virtual Concert series/*
*Dec. 10:  Annual Holiday Concert:
Magpie & Dean Stevens
Dec. 17: “Push Away the Darkness, Sing in the Light!”
Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, & Dean Stevens
Jan 7: The Boners (Suzie Williams and Bill Burnett)
Jan. 14: Bob Lucas and Family
Jan. 21: Eric Kilburn
Jan. 28: Jacqueline Schwab
Feb. 4: John and Rachel Nicholas
Feb. 11: Geoff Kaufman
Feb. 18: Danielle Miraglia
Feb. 25: Suzy Williams and Brad Kay*

/*Concerts are Free: Donations Accepted, Sign up on Eventbrite,
100% benefit for the musicians.*/

*Sunday, December 12th at 11 AM: *

*"**The Infamous Proposal: Family Abolition as Queer Feminism and Trans 
with Sophie Lewis*

In 1847, Marx and Engels referred to abolition of the family as the 
'infamous proposal of the communists.' Although the demand for 'family 
abolition' was relatively well-known in the 1960s and 70s, critical 
conversations about the private nuclear household, family ideology, and 
their functions within capitalism, colonialism and patriarchy, have 
largely vanished from the Euro-American left since the 1980s. However, 
in recent years, the anti-work philosopher Kathi Weeks has proposed 
family abolition as the 'infamous proposal of the feminists,' and queer 
theorists of social reproduction, as well as partisans of 'transgender 
Marxism,' have sought to resurrect this oft-forgotten politics. What is 
the family? And why should we seek to abolish it?

*• Sophia Lewis* (@reproutopia) is a free-lance writer living in 
Philadelphia. She is the author of /Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against 
Family/, as well as /After the Family: The Case for Abolition/ 
(forthcoming in 2022). Sophie gained her PhD in geography from 
Manchester University in 2017, and was a Fulbright Scholar before that 
(MA Politics) at the New School for Social Research. Her BA (English 
Literature) and MSc (Nature, Society and Environmental Policy) are from 
Oxford University. Nowadays, Sophie teaches courses on feminist and 
queer social movement history and theory at the Brooklyn Institute for 
Social Research and is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Research in 
Feminist, Queer and Transgender Studies at the University of 
Pennsylvania. You can access and support her writing, if you wish, at 

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