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Art Workshop: Creative Climate Commitment with Susan Israel

Susan Israel, AIA, LEED AP, President and Founder, Climate Creatives Saturday, September 28, 9:30am–12:30pm [Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building]   What will motivate you to do more about the climate crisis? Perhaps something fun and visible? What is preventing you from acting? Maybe fear, and lack of belief that your actions matter? Susan Israel founded Climate Creatives to use art and design that engages people in change because data alone doesn’t do it: behavioral change begins…

Boston Day of Reparations to African People

The Days of Reparations to African People is an annual, international speaking tour to raise white reparations to African (black) people and discuss how we as white people can be in genuine solidarity with African liberation. It is a campaign by the African Peoples Solidarity Committee and its mass organization, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, both founded and led by the African People’s Socialist Party. WHERE: First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist (6 Eliot St,…

*Sandra Steingraber* Toward an Unfractured Future: Science, Civil Disobedience, and Feminism in the Fight Against Fossil Fuel Expansion

This talk examines the science behind the social movement to secure an unfractured future for our children and the role that civil disobedience and feminist activism are playing in opening a space in the culture for that science to speak. The award-winning documentary film Unfractured tells the story of the successful fight for a ban on fracking in New York State. Steingraber’s public lecture, which will immediately be followed by a screening of the film,…

Playdate & Politics: Fighting for Universal Pre-K

It’s time for universal pre-kindergarten to be a reality in Massachusetts. Join us for a discussion with State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz about how we can make this happen. KIDS ARE WELCOME. Coffee will be served. This discussion is being organized by a group of local JP parents and friends. Co-sponsored by Boing! JP’s Toy Shop.

Cultural Survival Bazaar

Immerse yourself in the songs, colors, textures, and stories of Indigenous artists and their cultures from around the world at this free admission, family friendly festival. Since 1975, Cultural Survival’s Bazaars have brought Indigenous artists from the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tibet, India, Nepal, China, and more! Buy finely embroidered tapestries and scarves; jewelry of silver, glass, and stone; aromatic woven natural fiber baskets; brilliantly colored paintings; handmade clothing; carved,…

Cultural Survival Bazaar

Immerse yourself in the songs, colors, textures, and stories of Indigenous artists and their cultures from around the world at this free admission, family friendly festival. Since 1975, Cultural Survival’s Bazaars have brought Indigenous artists from the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tibet, India, Nepal, China, and more! Buy finely embroidered tapestries and scarves; jewelry of silver, glass, and stone; aromatic woven natural fiber baskets; brilliantly colored paintings; handmade clothing; carved,…

JP Conversation with Marty Walsh

MWe invite you to join us in an ayor Walsh is running for re-election in November 2017, and JP Progressives invites you to join us in an in-depth one-on-one conversation with Mayor Walsh on July 20th at 7:30pm (which will be preceded by an open JPP monthly meeting at 6:30pm to get involved in neighborhood activism). City Councilor Tito Jackson will join JP Progressives for a similar conversation with our community members on July 18th…

JP Conversation with Tito Jackson

City Councilor Tito Jackson is running for Mayor in November 2017, and JP Progressives invites you to join us in an in-depth one-on-one conversation with Councilor Jackson on July 18th at 7:00pm. Mayor Walsh will join JP Progressives for a similar conversation with our community members on July 20th at 7:30pm (which will be preceded by an open JPP monthly meeting at 6:30pm to get involved in neighborhood activism). RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-progressives-community-conversation-with-city-councilor-and-candidate-for-mayor-tito-jackson-tickets-35715046666

Pros and Cons of Assisted Plant Migration

Climate change poses many challenges to plants that are adapted to particular environmental conditions. Conservation biologists ask: How best can we protect plant diversity in light of these challenges? Should we actively move plants or genes, protect land that enables plants to migrate on their own, or take other steps? Engage in a moderated, lively discussion based on provided readings and your own opinions.