Boston Solidarity Event

2017 Nov 06

Khizr Khan at First Parish Church

(All day)

Location: 

1446 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Harvard Book Store welcomes Khizr Khan—the Muslim American Gold Star father well known for his 2016 Democratic National Convention speech—for a discussion of his debut memoir An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice. Learn more at ... Read more about Khizr Khan at First Parish Church
2017 Nov 19

Boston Jewish Film Festival

(All day)

Location: 

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210, USA
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 116 Cameras Hinda and Her Sisterrrz A Portrait of a Beautiful Woman Wig Shop And, the winner of the BJFF Short Film... Read more about Boston Jewish Film Festival
2017 Nov 04

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

(All day)

Location: 

45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, USA
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)
2017 Oct 19

Christianity, Race, and Mass Incarceration

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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
2017 Oct 18

Analyzing White Nationalism’s Efforts to Normalize Hate

(All day)

Location: 

79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
"I'm Not A Racist, But..." Examining the White Nationalist Efforts to Normalize Hate Derek Black Graduate Student in History and Medieval History Former White Nationalist Activist Khalil Muhammad Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Elle Reeve Correspondent, VICE News Tonight Former Senior Editor, The New Republic

Pluralism Project Summary:

On October 18, 2017, Harvard Kennedy School hosted a panel examining white nationalism, featuring the following speakers: Professor Khalil Muhammad, a professor of... Read more about Analyzing White Nationalism’s Efforts to Normalize Hate
2017 Oct 16

Global Harmony and Empowerment Through Music Featuring Kimball Gallagher

(All day)

Location: 

160 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459, USA
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.
Music cuts through all differences, bringing...
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2017 Oct 17

Shine a Light: Community Walk and Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness

(All day)

Location: 

5 Damon St, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
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
2017 Oct 07

Constructive Engagement in a Turbulent Environment: Islamic Conference 2017

(All day)

Location: 

315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
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
2017 Nov 05

Building Meaningful Relationships with Elected Officials

(All day)

Location: 

100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
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!

Pluralism Project Summary:

The CAIR Massachusetts Government Affairs Director, Nazia Ashraful, led a training for a group of twenty-five Muslims on how to build relationships with and contact their local officials. The... Read more about Building Meaningful Relationships with Elected Officials
2017 Oct 15

CAIR-Massachusetts & ICB-Wayland Present: Civic Engagement Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

126 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
*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!
2017 Oct 03

Empathy for Conflict Resolution

(All day)

Location: 

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.
2017 Oct 19

ADL Breaking Barriers: Leaving Hate Behind with Christian Picciolini

(All day)

Location: 

50 Milk St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
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
2017 Oct 14

Emerging Dance Performance

(All day)

Location: 

185 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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. Two performances: Saturday, October 14, 8pm Sunday October 15, 6pm Cost: $20-$25
2017 Oct 22

Out of Many One, A Teach-in & Solidarity with the Boston Muslim Community

(All day)

Location: 

1566 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
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.

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