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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: October Sunday Forums
01 Oct 2013
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston for the month of October...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


October 6th -- CAPITALISM AND OTHER KID STUFF, a film by Paddy Shannon
Presented by Karla Rab

Using a kindergarten classroom as a model, this documentary explains in non-jargonized terms, the insanity of a system that places profit before human need. We are slowly introduced to the concept that capitalism is unnecessary and breeding many of the problems that it proposes to fight and solve - slavery, injustice, sexism, racism, civil unrest, selfishness, inadequate distribution of resources, mass suppression of information, and that competition is not necessary to provide us with our wants and needs.

Music by Constellations


October 13th -- JAMIL RAQUIB
“Nonviolent Struggle: The Real Power for Peace”

Jamila Raqib will introduce participants to Dr. Gene Sharp's work on strategic nonviolent struggle and its impact on social and political movements worldwide. Jamila will speak about the operation of this powerful technique of action, and how it is being used by groups in diverse conflicts around the world to struggle against oppression and for greater freedom.

Jamila Raqib serves as the Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution in Boston, MA. She works closely with Dr. Gene Sharp, this year's AFSC nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and the foremost scholar on strategic nonviolent struggle. She is a Research Affiliate at the Center of International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


October 20th -- JEFF PERRY
“Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race”

Dr. Jeffrey B. Perry will offer a slide presentation and talk on Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race. Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005) was an anti-white-supremacist, working-class intellectual and activist whose work focuses on the centrality of the struggle against white supremacy to efforts at progressive social change.

Music by Vessela Stoyanova and Nate Greenslit


October 27th -- LINDA JENKINS
“Turning Oppression Inside Out Together”

CCB's Social Justice Congregational Director Linda Jenkins will review what we've heard this fall from our presenters about oppression and lead us in a discussion about what anti-oppression work for CCB looks like and might look like. Today we lay some ground-work for the Program Committee's continuing focus on oppression and upcoming presenters, particularly Lisa Graustein on Nov 10, speaking on "Working through Privilege: A Process for Moving Forward"

Linda Jenkins is the Congregational Director of the Community Church of Boston.



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.



Linda Jenkins, Congregational Director
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
info (at)

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