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Announcement :: Politics
After the Elections: What Challenges for Progressives?
02 Nov 2004
Mark Solomon, professor emeritus of history at Simmons College, sees this election as among the most vital in the nation's history. It will play a major role in determining whether right-wing domination continues--replete with preemptive wars, assaults on labor & oppressed nationalities, undermining of constitutional rights and growing threats of U.S.-style clerical fascism--or if space will be won to turn the country towards peace and justice.
SUNDAY, November 7th, 2004 at 10:45am


Prof. MARK I. SOLOMON
"After the Elections: What Challenges for Progressives?"


Mark Solomon, professor emeritus of history at Simmons College, sees this election as among the most vital in the nation's history. It will play a major role in determining whether right-wing domination continues--replete with preemptive wars, assaults on labor & oppressed nationalities, undermining of constitutional rights and growing threats of U.S.-style clerical fascism--or if space will be won to turn the country towards peace and justice. While the urgency of defeating Bush cannot be minimized, it is virtually indisputable that a Kerry victory will present a challenge to end the occupation of Iraq, build a constructive foreign policy and put people's needs before corporate power.

Professor Solomon is a frequent speaker at CCB. He has written scores of articles on African-American history, race & racism, U.S. foreign policy, globalization, and war & peace issues. Prof. Solomon has also traveled and lectured in Europe, Asia & the Caribbean. He has authored or edited five books--the most recent are The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans, 1917-1936 and the editing and writing of an extended "Afterword" for Victor Grossman's Crossing the River: A Memoir of the American Left, the Cold War & Life in East Germany. He is a past member of the presidential committee of the World Peace Council and currently a national co-chair of The Committees of Correspondence for Democracy & Socialism.

-- music by David Carl Olson



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NEXT WEEK (November 14th):


Honoring Our Veterans:
LEE VANDER LAAN
"Veterans for Peace: In the Fight against War in Iraq"

- music by Pat Scanlan


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SPEND THE MORNING WITH US:

at 9:45 a.m.--Adult Religious Education and Bagel Nosh
at 10:45 a.m.--Sunday Service and Speakers Forum
at 12:00 noon--Conversation with our guest speaker


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CHILDREN'S SPACE
There is space for children's activities, as well as arts and crafts supplies for children. Church volunteers can provide childcare supervision when needed -- please call the church office, in advance if possible, to let us know the names and ages of your children (617)266-6710.

COMMUNITY LUNCHEON
Following the Sunday Speakers Forum we share a community luncheon prepared by chef Luis Alonso Guzman. A voluntary contribution of $5 is requested to cover luncheon costs.

DIRECTIONS/PARKING
The Community Church is located at 565 Boylston Street in Copley Square, between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets. By public transportation, the closest stops are Copley on the Green Line and Back Bay on the Orange Line.

Public parking is available on Sunday mornings at the Back Bay Garage. Entrances are on Clarendon Street and St. James Ave. A red coupon is available at the church for discounted parking ($3 until 1:30 p.m.).

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON is an independent-minded, radical religious community, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

The leader of our community is REV. DAVID CARL OLSON, minister.

"Unleashing the Human Spirit for Justice and Peace"

Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

(617)266-6710
(617)266-0449 (fax)
commchurch (at) igc.org
http://www.commchurch.org
See also:
http://www.commchurch.org

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