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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: May Sunday Forums
03 May 2012
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston for the month of May...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


"The International Nature of Migrant Worker Struggles"

The struggle for worker rights is not limited to the United States, the Belly of the Beast. Workers throughout the Global South are struggling for their rights and fighting neoliberal policies of structural adjustment. Privatization and union busting are alive and well throughout the world and the worker struggle for self determination is
under consistent attack. We will discuss the role of migrant worker struggles, their victories and set backs in the global campaign for worker liberation.

Sergio Reyes is a grassroots Boston-based organizer, torture survivor under Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile, and often described as 'a revolutionary that sings.'


May 13th -- Mothers' Day
"Unshackle Mothers: Realities of Incarcerated Moms"

Governor Patrick has issued a bond to construct two new women's jails and expand the jail in Chicopee Massachusetts, a project of stealing
women from their children. 85% of women who are incarcerated are mothers. Pregnant women and mothers in child birth are not protected from the violence of steel shackles here in Massachusetts. It is these realities that we will discuss today.

Marianne Bullock is co-founder of the Prison Birth Project. The Prison Birth Project (PBP) is a reproductive justice organization providing support, education, advocacy, and activism training to women at the intersection of the criminal justice system and motherhood. In
prison, 4-7% of women are pregnant, the same percentage as in the wider population; 85% are mothers, and 25% were pregnant upon arrest or gave birth in the previous year.


May 20th -- JENS RYBO
Music, Healing, and Joy"

People with mental illness are consistently stigmatized and relegated to certain segments of our society. Even though so many of us are impacted by mental illness, we are told to be ashamed or embarrassed by it. Speakers and musicians from Tunefoolery provide education and facilitate dialogue to work through the stigma of mental illness.

Tunefoolery is a musical group composed of and run by consumers (people receiving mental health services) who play and perform music to establish identities based on musical achievement.


"Operation Recovery"

Large portions of our military members and veterans are suffering from Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) yet their right to heal is violated on a mass scale. Traumatized service members have been forced to deploy against the best interest of their health and well being throughout the Global War on Terror. Now with the return of troops from Iraq, the military is trying to skirt it’s responsibilities to
care for service members. Military leaders and service providers are giving inadequate care, pushing improper diagnoses, and forcing thousands of service members to leave the military with no care or benefits by pursuing punitive discharges for troops who really need medical and mental health care. Members of IVAW will share about these realities and what is needed today.



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.



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.



Rev. Jason Lydon, Minister
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
info (at)

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