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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: March Sunday Forums
03 Mar 2011
March is Women's History Month, including at CCB!
COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"

MARCH 2011 SUNDAY FORUMS

March 6th -- Marking International Women's Day
RICHARD KORITZ
"Two Brave Working Class Women Tested in a Time of Trial and Tribulation: A Legacy for Our Time"

In the summer of 1955, Sara Sue Koritz and her comrade Mary Walsh Carlson took their four children to the Massachusetts State House to protest to Governor Christian Herter the blacklisting of their husbands which prevented these two men from earning a living for their families. Herter, a major ruling class political force in the USA over many decades, also stood about six foot six inches tall. Nevertheless, he and his closest advisers took off on an elevator out the back way rather than have to face these two women. Both Sara Sue and Mary had a rich history of courageous struggle for justice before this event and long afterward as well. The moral of their story is that their nobility came from their willingness to struggle for justice for themselves and their husbands and families as well as for the oppressed and exploited of the earth. Their lives richly deserve celebration---and emulation.

Richard Koritz, proud son of Sara Sue, is a member of the North Carolina Human Relations Commission, a member of the Board of Directors of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum (which opened at the original Woolworth's Building site of the Sit-in here in Greensboro on February 1, 2010) and an elected member of the State Executive Board of the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO).

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March 13th -- GRACE ROSS
"Main Street Smarts: Who Got Us Into this Economic Mess and How We Get Through It"

Grace will explore the story of Main Street, what we've experienced and the challenges for reversing the economy for the regular people of Massachusetts. She will explore the need to reengage in a political process that is supposed to be for the people. In the long term ramp up to the market crash and the immediate foreclosure crisis the people were force fed the mythology of free markets and supply side economics, we need to equip ourselves with the tools to fight back against these lies.

Grace Ross brings 25 years of experience working with the grassroots and creating policy change from the municipal all the way up to the national and international political arenas. Among her many campaigns Grace is currently actively involved with the Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending, fighting to keep people in their homes.

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March 20th -- Rev. DOROTHY EMERSON
"Spirit, Money, and Justice"

How does our relationship with money affect us spiritually and emotionally? What does it mean to have a healthy relationship with money? How can we best use money to work for justice?

The Rev. Dr. Dorothy May Emerson is a Unitarian Universalist community minister with Rainbow Solutions in Medford, Massachusetts, where she focuses on connecting spirituality, money, and justice; consults with justice-making organizations; and is the coordinator of the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial. Her writings include Standing Before Us: Unitarian Universalist Women and Social Reform 1776-1936 and the new curriculum Becoming Women of Wisdom: Marking the Passage into the Crone Years. She is currently working on a memoir on the 1960s.

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March 27th -- JUDITH WOODRUFF
"An Event that Changed America: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire"

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers--mostly young immigrant women--lost their lives in the worst workplace disaster in New York City history (until "9-11"). While discussing the fire and its victims, we will also look at the history of sweatshops, the beginnings of union organizing and the dynamic people who ultimately forced fundamental reforms of working conditions nationally. Finally, we'll briefly consider workplace safety today.

Judith Woodruff is an educator, founder and director of International Arts for Peace, and producer of a video about that venture that was shown on PBS. She has organized three successful labor film festivals locally and created a sixty-panel labor mural project on the origins of May Day. Judith has written a book entitled The Treatment of Workers in Children's Literature [italics, please] and developed a curriculum for young people on the world of work.

- songs of labor struggle by Suzie Giroux

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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

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

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