Join us for the 29th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival, presenting premieres of documentary and narrative films from around the world. Watch films with Jewish themes and hear stories of Jewish life from around the globe and throughout history. Films are followed by in-depth conversations with filmmakers and other special guests.
$14 for ICA, BJFF, WGBH, or MFA members, seniors + students/ $16 nonmembers
Women on the Verge: Short Film Program | 2:30 PM
approx 100 minutes
Hinda and Her Sisterrrz
A Portrait of a Beautiful Woman
And, the winner of the BJFF Short Film... Read more about Boston Jewish Film Festival
In its 19th year Jamaica Plain's Latin American Cultural Family Network, La Piñata returns to Spontaneous Celebrations with their traditional Latin American Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration! A holiday remembering and connecting with family and friends who have passed on.
OUTSIDE, a traditional community altar (with fire) will be built, where all are welcome to come and remember/celebrate loved ones lost. As always, the fire ceremony will include traditional live music and dancing by the kids of La Piñata (... Read more about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
The Christianity, Race, and Mass Incarceration conference will gather scholars of various disciplines in conversation alongside activists, organizers, and formerly incarcerated persons. We hope to advance through this workshop a critical study of carceral punishment, especially as it relates to questions of Christian thought and practice, and to provoke awareness and activism around incarceration in America.
Organized by Professor Mathew Potts and Assistant Professor Michelle Sanchez. Hosted in the Sperry Room of Harvard Divinity School.
Free and open to the public. Registration required:... Read more about Christianity, Race, and Mass Incarceration
"I'm Not A Racist, But..." Examining the White Nationalist Efforts to Normalize Hate
Graduate Student in History and Medieval History
Former White Nationalist Activist
Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Correspondent, VICE News Tonight
Former Senior Editor, The New Republic
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) fundraiser, "Global Harmony and Empowerment Through Music Featuring Internationally-Renowned Pianist Kimball Gallagher." Kimball Gallagher, virtuoso classical pianist, teacher, and Director of 88 International, fosters musical humanitarian projects with NGOs throughout the world. 88 International’s mission is to access the universality of music to bring together people from diverse backgrounds.
Join in a vigil against violence with members of the Wayland Interfaith Leaders Association, the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable, and the Lauren Duane Astley Memorial Fund.
The walk is planned to start at 5:45 PM at Community Methodist Church (5 Damon Street, Wayland), and end at 7pm at First Parish UU (50 Cochituate Road, Wayland), when the vigil will start and run until about 7:45. Purple lights will envelope First Parish as they have the Community Methodist Church for two weeks in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Community members are... Read more about Shine a Light: Community Walk and Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness
The 32nd Islamic Conference of New England is hosted by the Interfaith Alliance and the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College, under the guiding eye of the Islamic Center of New England.
Cost: Student- $15, Adult- $20, Family of 4- $50
Join us for the next CAIR Massachusetts Ambassadors training at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC)! Our Government Affairs Director, Nazia Ashraful, will lead a workshop on building meaningful relationships with elected officials, especially in the local context. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
*How does our Islam impact our civic participation?
*How can Muslim youth become active in the local political process?
*How do we meaningfully engage with our elected officials?
Presented by Sr. Nazia Ashraful, Government Affairs Director, CAIR-MA.
Program is open to all!
MIT Museum Building, 265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Join MIT Professor Ceasar McDowell in a salon-style conversation on interpersonal conflicts, including how empathy can be used to overcome tribalism, and creating human connections across lines of ideological division.
Free. No Pre-registration necessary.
This program is offered in conjunction with The Enemy, on view October 5, 2017.
About Christian Picciolini:
At the age of 14, Christian Picciolini joined Chicago Area SkinHeads (CASH), the first neo-Nazi skinhead gang in the United States. Now, he directs EXIT USA, an organization dedicated to helping others gain the knowledge necessary to counter all types of racism and violent extremism. Join us to hear his story.
What to expect at this event? The event will begin with a brief networking reception followed by a conversation between Christian Picciolini and ADL New England's Regional Director, Robert Trestan. Time will be reserved at the end to... Read more about ADL Breaking Barriers: Leaving Hate Behind with Christian Picciolini
A cross cultural collaboration of dance and music showcasing the richness of Jewish and Muslim cultures. Five poignant dances, punctuated by text from the Torah and Quran and performed by artists from Jordan, Israel, Morocco, Syria and the US illustrate the impact of fear and what is possible when the heart and mind are open.
In a Q&A following the performances audience members will have an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with each other and the performers.
Saturday, October 14, 8pm
Sunday October 15, 6pm
A teach-in & solidarity with the Boston Muslim community. Join together with our Muslim neighbors from the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and other Greater Boston Interfaith Organization leaders for an evening of learning, relationship-building and solidarity. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Muslim faith and to hear stories from individuals of their experiences being Muslim in Boston. We’ll also learn about specific threats facing the Muslim community in these troubling times and about what we can do to be of support.
When you witness hate, harassment, and microagressions happening to someone else, what do you do? Learn to strengthen civic life and interrupt hate by attending this workshop facilitated by True Story Theater. Space is limited, so please register here:... Read more about Tufts Bystander Intervention Workshop
Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Standing Together Against Violence and Hate
In the wake of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting on August 5th, 2012, Serve 2 Unite emerged in a spirit of defiance. The hate behind the murders was met with an ongoing practice of fearless, creative, compassion. Rooted in the principles of service to others, and relentless optimism in the face of adversity, Serve 2 Unite today engages young people of all backgrounds to value humanity and the aspiration of living a genuine, honest life as a peacemaker.
Join us for a conversation with the founders of Serve 2... Read more about Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Serve 2 Unite