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Courageous Dialogues: Examining Class in the 21st Century

Courageous Dialogues: Examining Class in the 21st Century

When: Thursday June 17 at 7:00 PM

Where: Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain



Class impacts our personal identities, our institutions, and our work for social change. In the United States, discussing class issues is taboo; and often more challenging to talk about than race, sexuality and religion. Feelings of shame, and/or guilt at being poorer or richer than… Continue

Added by Liz W. on June 10, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

Dispatches From Mexico: John Ross and the Journey Through Mexico

When: Friday April 30 at 7:00 PM

Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain, UU 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130





Speaker: John Ross



Author and activist John Ross has spent many years traveling and chronicling struggles for human rights in Mexico. He has written ten books of fiction and non-fiction. His latest volume “El Monstruo – Dread & Redemption in Mexico City”, a street-level peoples’ history of the most polluted, overcrowded, corrupt and crime-ridden… Continue

Added by Liz W. on April 26, 2010 at 2:02pm — No Comments

The Coming Population Crash: Our Planet's Surprising Future – Author Fred Pearce

Speaker: Fred Pearce, author of When the Rivers Run Dry



When: Friday April 16 @ 7 PM

Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain



For more than two centuries there has been mounting concern that rapidly growing populations are putting an unsustainable strain on the Earth’s resources. However, much has been misunderstood about the current rate of population growth and its effect on the environment. Though the global… Continue

Added by Liz W. on April 13, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

At the JP Forum: Why We Can’t Get Ahead: Job Challenges for the American Worker – Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times

When: Thursday 8 April 2010 at 7:00 PM

Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist

6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain 02130



Speaker: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times business and economics correspondent



Since the recession’s peak, the U.S. unemployment rate has been hovering around 10 percent. But the challenges to the American worker go beyond the current economic crisis. Steven Greenhouse will talk about how American companies have squeezed… Continue

Added by Liz W. on April 1, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

This Week's Events at the Jamaica Plain Forum

Meet Your Chocolate Farmer: The Story Behind Your Treats

When: Friday March 19, 2010

Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain



Come meet a cacao farmer and a staff member of CONACADO cacao co-op in the Dominican Republic who will share their history. In 1988, the cacao industry in the Dominican Republic was dominated by four major exporters. Most Dominican cacao production was low quality, unfermented beans shipped to the… Continue

Added by Liz W. on March 15, 2010 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Backyard Keeping Basics

When: Sunday, March 14 at 3 PM
Where: First Church UU Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street


In this birdkeeping 101 class, Joan Teebagy will share the basic how-tos of safely rearing chickens in urban and suburban environments. She will touch upon the legal side of poultry-rearing, and discuss local city codes and recent citizen-backed changes to ordinances.

Added by Liz W. on March 8, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Dirt! The Movie

WHEN: Friday, March 12, 201 at 7:00

WHERE: First Church in Jamaica Plain, UU

6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130



DIRT! The Movie delves into the fascinating history of this lowly substance, explaining how four-billion years of evolution have created the dirt that recycles our water, gives us food, provides us shelter and can be used as a source of medicine, beauty and culture. But people have become greedy and careless, endangering this vital living resource with… Continue

Added by Liz W. on March 2, 2010 at 12:39pm — No Comments

The Carnivore's Dilemma: How To Eat Meat Responsibly (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)

The Carnivore's Dilemma: How To Eat Meat Responsibly

Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 P.M.

Speakers: Kim Denney, owner/operator of Chestnut Farm Meat CSA, cattle farmer Ridge Shinn, author and local food activist Jamey Lionette



All-natural. Organic. Free-range. Grass-fed. Are you a conscientious meat-eater trying to navigate this new terrain of labels and concerns? Are you wondering whether it's safe and sustainable to eat meat at all? Bring your questions to a discussion with three… Continue

Added by Liz W. on February 11, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Climate change, the economy and unending war: A new strategy in a time of crisis

Friday, February 5 @ 7:00 PM

First Church Unitarian Universalist, JP

6 Eliot Street



Health care, war, global warming and the economy: These are the greatest problems we're facing today. The media and our elected officials like to portray them as isolated issues, focusing on blame rather than solutions that are in line with a vast majority of Americans.



The Majority Agenda Project, a new Boston-based initiative, views these issues as profoundly intertwined and,… Continue

Added by Liz W. on February 1, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

Reportback from Copenhagen: Next Steps for the Climate Movement. Thursday January 28, 2010 @ 7:00 PM First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Man…

Reportback from Copenhagen: Next Steps for the Climate Movement.



Thursday January 28, 2010 @ 7:00 PM

First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist

6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130



Many people hoped that the December’s United Nation’s Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen would generate a decisive global stance to curb the planet’s warming. With world leaders joining journalists, policy makers, activists, business people, and grassroots… Continue

Added by Liz W. on January 22, 2010 at 11:07am — No Comments

Film Showing at the JP Forum!

Last Event of the Season!!



Sunday December 20, 2009 @ 7:00 PM

First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist

6 Eliot Street, JP, MA (Across from the Monument)



Get ready to rock with the most entertaining golden oldies you will ever meet in the senior citizen’s choir Young@Heart. With a show only weeks away, they must learn a slate of new songs ranging from James Brown to Coldplay. The chorus’ director leads them through tough rehearsals, proving that rock… Continue

Added by Liz W. on December 14, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments

Winterizing Workshop: Making a More Efficient Home

Friday November 6, 7:00 PM

First Church in Jamaica Plain UU, 6 Eliot Street



As part of our continuing Urban Sustainability Series, the JP Forum joins with the Massachusetts Municipal Association to present a 1-hour workshop on home energy saving strategies for the winter. Focusing on the simple steps to reducing the use of electricity, water and heat, this program offers a do-it-yourself approach to saving energy. Topics will include:



* Air sealing and insulation… Continue

Added by Liz W. on November 2, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Ralph Nader at the Jamaica Plain Forum

Friday October 30, 2009

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist

6 Eliot Street, JP 02130



America’s stalwart fighter against corporate abuse will talk about new strategies to build economic justice as well as his new novel, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us.



In his first work of fiction, Nader tells the story of what would happen if the country’s richest and most powerful decided to act for the common good, challenging corporate… Continue

Added by Liz W. on October 19, 2009 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Jamaica Plain Forum: Saving the Appalachian Mountains - Talk by Mike Roselle

Sunday October 4, 2009 @ 7:00 PM

First Church in Jamaica Plain, UU

6 Eliot Street (Across from the Monument)



If your house is on the electric grid, chances are at least some of your power comes from coal companies that use mountaintop removal in their mining practices. Mountaintop removal is destroying the landscape and threatening communities in Appalachia. Activist and author Mike Roselle has spent decades fighting the coal industry over these issues. Join him for a… Continue

Added by Liz W. on September 28, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

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