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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: November Sunday Forums
31 Oct 2012
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston for the month of November...
COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"

NOVEMBER 2012 SUNDAY FORUMS

November 4th -- EILEEN FELDMAN
"Death With Dignity?"

This forum will revolve arond Ballot Question 2, a statewide initiative to legalize assisted suicide. How would this impact lower income and vulnerable people in Massachusetts? Only 2 out of 25 states who have considered this measure voted it in- Oregon and Washington. Are things working out as well as proponents say they are, for the 99% in Oregon and Washington?

Eileen Feldman is a disability rights activist since childhood, having been born with a so-called "terminal" condition that made her unable to go out and play. She is on the steering committee of Second Thoughts, who are people with disabilities opposing the legalization of assisted suicide.

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November 11th -- PAKI WEILAND & LOIS MASTRANGELO
"CODEPINK: A Reportback from the Pakistan Peace Delegation"

From October 3-10, 2012, the activist group CODEPINK sent a Peace Delegation to Pakistan. The goal of the delegation was to reach out to people in Pakistan, especially the areas hit by drone strikes, to show that we care about their lives; and to show the American public how civilians are being targeted by drones. The larger goal is to stop the drone strikes and get compensation for the families of civilians killed by the strikes.

Paki Wieland has engaged in clinical social work in agencies and in private practice since 1986, and engages in peacekeeper and non-violence training/education. Lois Mastrangelo is a member of the Justice and Peace Task Force of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, Code Pink Boston, and the Planning Committee of United for Justice with Peace.

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November 18th -- KADE CROCKFORD
“Boston Police Spying on Activists: What's the Big Deal?”

The Boston Police Department and its fusion spying center, the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, have for years been tracking and creating criminal “intelligence reports” on the lawful political activity of peace groups and local leaders. This collection and retention of data regarding people’s constitutionally protected speech and beliefs and violates federal privacy regulations and the BRIC’s own privacy policies.

Kade Crockford is the Director of the ACLU Massachusetts ‘Technology for Liberty Project’. Kade blogs at www.aclu.org/blog/author/kade-crockford and www.privacysos.org/blog ("Privacy SOS: Sunlight on Surveillance").

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November 25th -- DANIELLE DELUCA
“We Are All Barillas”

This talk will focus on a recent campaign to stop a hydroelectric dam in the Mayan community of Barillas, Huehuetenango in Guatemala, and how it relates to a broader trend towards neo-liberalism and militarization by the government there.

Danielle DeLuca is originally from the Boston area but has been living in Guatemala for the past three years, working with Indigenous Peoples on different programs through Cultural Survival.

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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

Linda Jenkins, Congregational Director
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
info (at) commchurch.org
http://www.communitychurchofboston.org

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