Boston Solidarity Event

2018 Mar 02

Harvard LGBTQ Conference: Mr. Gay Syria Documentary Screening

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
In conjunction with the Harvard LGBTQ Conference 2018, HDS Queer Rites is proud to present a screening of "Mr. Gay Syria," directed by Ayşe Toprak. Refreshments will be provided. "Mr. Gay Syria" follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul, living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria's LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their... Read more about Harvard LGBTQ Conference: Mr. Gay Syria Documentary Screening
2018 Mar 04

#StopCVE Youth Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

268 Humboldt Ave, Boston, MA 02121, 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 22

Harvard College Faith and Action Event Debrief

(All day)

Location: 

Grays Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
HDS Queer Rites, the organization by, for, and of LGBTQ+ students at Harvard Divinity School, is hosting a group debrief of the HCFA event with Jackie Hill-Perry during our regular weekly meeting on Thursday from 12-1pm in the Office of BGLTQ Student Life (Grays Hall, Lower Level). If you are feeling hurt, confused, silenced, or concerned in response to this event, we see you and you are not alone. All are welcome to join us. Refreshments will be provided. For any questions or comments, please reach out to us at queerrites@gmail.com. Read more about Harvard College Faith and Action Event Debrief
2018 Mar 03

Harvard LGBTQ Conference: Bridging Communities Faith-Based Leadership

(All day)

Location: 

Austin Hall, 1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Panel hosted in Austin Hall North.

Moderator: Reverend Cody J. Sanders, PhD, Pastor, Old Cambridge Baptist Church

Rabbi Steven Greenberg, Founding Director, Eshel Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Director of Public Theology Initiatives, Faith Matters Network; Visiting Scholar, Vanderbilt University Divinity School N. Ahmad Khan, Co-Founder, Queer Muslims of Boston  
2018 Feb 23

Interfaith Jummah

(All day)

Location: 

Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop St, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Where do Muslims run off to on Friday afternoons? What do congressional prayer and discussions look like? What is the faith significant of Friday in Islam? WELL... Come to learn! Come to eat! Come to engage with the Islamic Friday tradition of Jummah!
2018 Mar 02

Islam and Toleration

(All day)

Location: 

Cgis South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

9:30: Coffee

10: Panel One: Muslim Minorities in Non-Muslim Societies

Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Harvard University, Sugata Bose, Harvard University, Jocelyn Cesari, Harvard Divinity School, Yee Htun, Harvard Law School.William A. Graham, moderator

12:00: Break.

1:00: Panel Two: Minorities in Muslim-majority societies.

Orit Bashkin, The University of Chicago, Kristin Fabbe, Harvard Business...

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2018 Mar 01

Islam and Toleration

(All day)

Location: 

Cgis South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Keynote Address: "Reflections on Tolerance and Its Difficulty" Thomas M. Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Emeritus, Harvard University   Pluralism Project Summary: The annual Islam and Toleration conference was held on Harvard’s campus during a record-breaking rain storm in March 2018. The conference was sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University and featured speakers from Harvard and other universities around the country. On the opening night of the conference, Harvard... Read more about Islam and Toleration
2018 Feb 21

What is Judaism? A Religion? A Culture?

(All day)

Location: 

52 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join Greg Epstein, Harvard's Humanist Chaplain, Marya Axner, the Regional Director of the New England Jewish Labor Committee, and Adam Nahari, Harvard college sophomore, for a conversation on secular Judaism moderated by Theo Motzkin, '19.
2018 Mar 20

Celebrate Nowruz, A Persian New Year Celebration

(All day)

Location: 

Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional Haft Seen table. More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1397, the new year in the Persian calendar. This event is free and we request your advanced... Read more about Celebrate Nowruz, A Persian New Year Celebration
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 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 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

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