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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: Upcoming Sunday Programs
31 Jan 2007
A list of upcoming Sunday forums for the month of February.
THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON
SUNDAY SPEAKERS FORUM presents...

February 4 -- Superbowl Sunday
JARROD J. CHIN
"What Are You Watching?: Deconstructing Superbowl Commercials"

The Superbowl is not only a time to watch football; it also serves as the biggest day for corporate America to sell their products. By deconstructing their advertisements, we will take a critical look at what the media is actually "selling" on Superbowl Sunday. Specifically, this talk will explore audio-visually how the media portrays men & women, reinforces stereotypes and promotes gender roles through commercials.

Jarrod Chin is manager of outreach at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society, where he oversees all their local diversity and violence prevention programs. Chin has also trained numerous colleges, organizations and companies in Sport in Society's curriculum.

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February 11 -- Mallory Hanora
“A Woman’s Right to Choose”

This talk will focus on the reality of the "right to choose" in our political moment where abortion remains protected by law but is prohibited socially, economically, and geographically for many women. In an effort toward building accountability and a bridge to the reproductive justice movement, we will engage in a critique of the choice movement which includes addressing forced sterilization, racist experimentation, and compulsory birth control. Additionally, we will look at ways the choice movement has centered around middle class white women to the exclusion of women of color, queer and trans people, and poor women.

Mallory Hanora is a young radical queer finishing up her undergraduate education in Writing, Literature, and Gender Studies at college in Boston. Mallory is proud to work for access to abortion at Planned Parenthood as a Clinic Assistant. Mallory is an artist who creates dance, poetry, and performance primarily about sex and sexuality.

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February 18 -- SEAN GONSALVES
“Annual W.E.B. DuBois Memorial”

Dr. DuBois was a prophet of Black Liberation and anti-imperialism. He was a frequent speakerat the Community Church of Boston and gave his last public address in this country at the Community Church. The Church has hosted the yearly W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Address since 1982, where we invite activists and leaders who honor the memory of Dr. DuBois to share their work, words, and passion with us.

Sean Gonsalves is a Cape Cod Times staff writer and syndicated columnist.

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February 25 -- JASON LYDON
“From a Liberal Religion to a Radical Faith: Unitarian Universalism and the Community Church of Boston”

Clarence Skinner was one of the greatest Universalist theologians of his time. John Haynes Holmes was one of the most influential Unitarian ministers of his time. Both are held as founders of the Community Church of Boston. In the mid 1960's the Unitarians and the Universalists came together to form the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. This church has always held a role of pushing the margins within the religious community. We will discuss what our relationship is to Unitarian Universalism today.

Jason Lydon is our Congregational Director. He was raised in both Christian communities and in Unitarian Universalist churches. Jason theologically considers himself a Universalist Humanist and finds deep ties to the roots of the Community Church movements in New York and Boston.

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SHARE THE MORNING WITH US

10:00am Coffee, Tea and Bagels
11:00am Sunday Speakers Forum
12:30pm Luncheon

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CHILDREN & YOUTH: A NEW SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM

We are proud to announce that, beginning on Sundays in early 2007, the Community Church of Boston will initiate a new Social Justice Education
Program for children and young people. The Program is being developed for a mixed-age group of children/youth ages 6-15, and will seek to actively create a social justice community of, by and for young people in the Boston area. Visit our website to learn more about the Social Justice Education Program, or contact the church's Congregational Director, Jason Lydon, at
(617) 266-6710 if you have questions or would like to get involved.

Until the Social Justice Education Program begins, the church has a comfortable space on its 2nd floor where parents and caregivers can be with
their children during the Sunday Service & Forum. The space includes books, games, arts/crafts, etc.. Please speak with Jason Lydon at (617) 266-6710 should you have specific childcare needs.

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COMMUNITY LUNCHEON

After the Sunday Speakers Forum we share lunch with one another, prepared by Luis Alonso Guzman. We ask for and appreciate your contribution, which helps cover luncheon expenses.

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DIRECTIONS/PARKING

The Community Church is located at 565 Boylston Street in Copley Square, between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets. Parking is available on Sunday
mornings at the Back Bay Garage (entrances on Clarendon Street or St. James Ave.). We can provide a sticker to affix to your parking receipt and you will be charged only $3 until 1:30pm.

By public transportation, take the Green line to Copley or take the Orange line to Back Bay station. Community Church is a 2-4 minute walk from either station.

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A PEACE AND JUSTICE CONGREGATION SINCE 1920

The Community Church of Boston is a free community of human beings united for the study and practice of universal religion, seeking to apply ethical ideals to individual life and the democratic and cooperative principle to all forms of social and economic life.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US

Jason Lydon, Congregational Director
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617)266-6710
(617)266-0449 (fax)
info (at) commchurch.org
http://www.commchurch.org
See also:
http://www.commchurch.org

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