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Announcement :: Radical Culture
Upcoming Events at the Lucy Parsons Center
by Lucy Parsons Center
12 Feb 2014
Modified: 12:27:35 PM
Check out these three upcoming events at the Lucy Parsons Center!
Where are we?
Lucy Parsons Center 358A Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Telephone: (617) 522-6098 Email: lucyparsons (at) tao.ca web: http://lucyparsons.org/
What are we?
The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston's collectively run radical bookstore features an extensive selection of radical books and magazines, internet access, space for talks and meetings, and free movies Wednesday nights. Located at 358 Centre Street in the Jamaica Plain, the store is about 10 blocks from the MBTA Orange Line Jackson Square T station and easily reached with the #41 and #39 bus. Regular store hours 12-9pm weekdays and 1-7 on weekends.
Thursday March 6, 2014, 7-9pm Book Talk & Fundraiser Upper Bunkies Unite Andrea C. James
NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED! It is now on March 6, not February 13.
Andrea C. James will be presenting her book "Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration" and the work she is doing with Families for Justice As Healing, a criminal justice reform organization that was formed by formally incarcerated women. Her book will be for sale during the event and the proceeds will go towards the Families for Justice as Healing as well as the FREE HER campaign.
There is no admittance fee but donations are gladly accepted. All donations will go towards Families for Justice As Healing.
More about the book: "Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration"
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, 7 pm Radical Film Night: Made In Dagenham
Radical Film Night: Made In Dagenham (2010)113mins.
Based on a true story, Made in Dagenham portrays a decisive moment in that decade of upheaval, when the fight for equal rights and pay was led - unexpectedly- by ordinary working-class women with one foot in the kitchen, one foot on the factory floor. The issue of equal pay turns the women's grievance from a minor annoyance to a potentially explosive problem for Ford: if these 187 cogs in the wheel set a precedent, what will that mean to female Ford employees all around the globe? Upholstery seamstresses go out on strike- later expanding their campaign to other underpaid women throughout the union.
Real Life: The strike by the Dagenham sewing machinists and Ford's subsequent settlement led to the introduction of an Equal Pay Act. It became law in 1970. Web site
Thursday, February 27th, 2014, 6-9pm The State Of Our Neighborhood - held at Kennedy Elementary School
A community conversation about racial justice and equity, co-sponsored by us, along with the JP Transition folks, JPNDC, City Life/Vida Urbana and others. Event is being held at Kennedy Elementary School (7 Bolster Street).
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