Boston

2018 Feb 21

The End of White Christian America

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
America is no longer a majority white Christian nation. Join journalist, author, commentator, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr, and Dr. Robert P. Jones, author of "The End of White Christian America," for a conversation on this seismic change, its impact on the politics and social values of the U.S., and its implications for the future. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
2018 Feb 24

Diaspora Night

(All day)

Location: 

20 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA 02155, USA
The end of black history month is drawing near, and we are going out with a bang! On Saturday February 24th, join us for Diaspora Night— a celebration of the diversity of blackness through performance art featuring special guest presentations exploring the intersections of Black Muslim identity! Brought to you by Tufts’ Black Student Union and Muslim Student Association with co-sponsorship by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Tufts’ University Muslim Chaplaincy, and Tufts’ University Muslim Alumni Association.
2018 Feb 27

Understanding Anti-Semitism in 2018

(All day)

Location: 

52 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

What makes Jews safe/privileged in today’s political moment? What puts us at risk? How is anti-Semitism shaping the Jewish community’s response to Trump? How can a better understanding of anti-Semitism help us show up for ourselves and others?

Our guided discussion will use a modern framework for understanding anti-Semitism to explore how trauma and assimilation play out for us, our families, and our communities in the current political moment.

We will examine our personal experiences using a modern framework for understanding... Read more about Understanding Anti-Semitism in 2018
2018 Mar 04

Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series

(All day)

Location: 

1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
Course Description: Boston Workmen’s Circle is pleased to host a Jewish Identity and Racial Justice Course, written and facilitated by members of the Moishe Kavod community. This course is a four-module series in which participants explore race and racism within a Jewish context. Participants examine their own racial identity, the diversity of the multiracial and multiethnic American Jewish community, White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the US, the history of Jews in racial justice work, and the current landscape of racial justice work in Boston. Participants begin the workshop grounded in... Read more about Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series
2018 Mar 18

Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series

(All day)

Location: 

1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
Course Description: Boston Workmen’s Circle is pleased to host a Jewish Identity and Racial Justice Course, written and facilitated by members of the Moishe Kavod community. This course is a four-module series in which participants explore race and racism within a Jewish context. Participants examine their own racial identity, the diversity of the multiracial and multiethnic American Jewish community, White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the US, the history of Jews in racial justice work, and the current landscape of racial justice work in Boston. Participants begin the workshop grounded in... Read more about Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series
2018 Mar 03

#STOPCVE Youth Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

89 South St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
This is a follow up to the January workshop on policing of Muslim youth and the impacts of programs like CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) that criminalize young Muslims - in Boston, these often focus on the Somali community. You can check out all of the CVE programs we know of in Boston, as well as a digital pamphlet on the harms of CVE at ... Read more about #STOPCVE Youth Workshop
2018 Feb 25

Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series

(All day)

Location: 

1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
Course Description: Boston Workmen's Circle is pleased to host a Jewish Identity and Racial Justice Course, written and facilitated by members of the Moishe Kavod community. This course is a four-module series in which participants explore race and racism within a Jewish context. Participants examine their own racial identity, the diversity of the multiracial and multiethnic American Jewish community, White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the US, the history of Jews in racial justice work, and the current landscape of racial justice work in Boston. Participants begin the workshop grounded in... Read more about Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series
2018 Mar 11

Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series

(All day)

Location: 

1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
Boston Workmen’s Circle is pleased to host a Jewish Identity and Racial Justice Course, written and facilitated by members of the Moishe Kavod community. This course is a four-module series in which participants explore race and racism within a Jewish context. Participants examine their own racial identity, the diversity of the multiracial and multiethnic American Jewish community, White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the US, the history of Jews in racial justice work, and the current landscape of racial justice work in Boston. Participants begin the workshop grounded in their family history... Read more about Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series
2018 Feb 12

Eliminate the Muslim: Science, Religion, and the Future of Brown

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
A talk and talk-back lecture with SRC Program Director Ahmed Ragab, Richard T. Watson Associate Professor of Science and Religion. In a present punctuated by bans, walls, registries, violence, and deportations, what is the future of black, brown, and queer? The B/B/Q person is stuck in a timeplay where the future is only a repetition of the present, and affirmation of the past. Thinking through science (fiction), religion, and culture, we discuss what the future means, what time entails, and what implications a timeplay has on present and future identities. The talk/talk-back in the Sperry... Read more about Eliminate the Muslim: Science, Religion, and the Future of Brown
2018 Feb 15

The Story of The Sikhs Launch Party

(All day)

Location: 

360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
The Story of The Sikhs is a new podcast that is being launched on February 15at an event hosted by the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University. Written and narrated by Sarbpreet Singh, the CSDS Sikh spiritual advisor, the podcast endeavors to impart an understanding of the Sikh faith through storytelling. Please join us to celebrate this small step towards greater interfaith understanding. The event will be held at the Sacred Space, 200 Ell Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 A vegetarian meal, in the Sikh tradition of Langar will be served as... Read more about The Story of The Sikhs Launch Party
2018 Mar 04

ADL's 11th Annual "A Nation of Immigrants" Community Seder

(All day)

Location: 

100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA

The Anti-Defamation League welcomes you as we continue our tradition of bringing diverse communities together to build bridges of understanding. At this special event, we will model the traditional celebration of the Passover Seder and also share readings, songs, and stories from the diverse backgrounds that make up our great nation.

The Passover Seder celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. This message of hope, liberation, and freedom is universal. The event also serves as an opportunity to inspire...

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2018 Feb 08

Diversity in Islam Panel

(All day)

Location: 

160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155, USA
n celebration of Black History Month, the Fletcher Islamic Society (FIS) will be hosting a Diversity in Islam panel on Thursday (2/8/18) from 630-8PM. We would like to invite any Muslim-identifying students at Fletcher to apply to serve on this inaugural panel. This is an incredible opportunity for you to engage with the wider Fletcher community as well as share your lived experiences and perspectives. More importantly, we highly encourage all members of the Fletcher community to attend this special panel and hear from your peers. Please be on the lookout for more information as we approach... Read more about Diversity in Islam Panel
2018 Mar 04

Second Annual Voices of Freedom Concert

(All day)

Location: 

Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
This extraordinary multicultural event features three choirs: the Zamir Chorale of Boston, America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble; VOICES 21C, a diverse choir dedicated to positive interactions, social justice, and global understanding; and the Boston Community Gospel Choir, which often performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Each group will separately perform songs from the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian cultures, respectively, and then join together to perform music that transcends the collective cultures. The idea of shared values, especially in these turbulent times, rises above... Read more about Second Annual Voices of Freedom Concert
2018 Mar 22

2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The 2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality, & Culture Conference will take place March 22-23, 2018 at Harvard Divinity School! Our Conference seeks to advance the exploration of Black religion, spirituality, and culture across the Diaspora. We look to interdisciplinary scholarship and engagement for training in ethical leadership to address the world's most pressing issues. The Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference aims to (1) ask and explore questions of religion, spirituality, and culture from a Black perspective; (2) provide a gathering space for Black scholars,... Read more about 2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference
2018 Feb 07

Claiming God's Peace When Whiteness Stands Its Ground

(All day)

Location: 

Center for the Study of World Religions, 42 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Please join us for the Annual Greeley Lecture for Peace and Social Justice, delivered by Kelly Brown Douglas. This lecture will examine the social/political and theological implications of whiteness as an impediment to living into God’s justice. Special attention will be given to the implications for the church as well as theological education. Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas is Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary. Ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1983, Douglas holds a master’s degree in theology and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Union. She is the author of... Read more about Claiming God's Peace When Whiteness Stands Its Ground

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