Racial Justice Awareness

When What Intended Audience Where
January 18 – April 26

Admission details here.

Exhibit: Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

The first museum exhibition of the series of paintings Struggle: From the History of the American People (1954–56) by the best known black American artist of the 20th century, Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000).

 

Created during the modern civil rights era, Lawrence’s thirty intimate panels interpret pivotal moments in the American Revolution and the early decades of the republic between 1770 and 1817 and, as he wrote, “depict the struggles of a people to create a nation and their attempt to build a democracy.” Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street

Salem, MA

 

978-745-9500

www.pem.org

February 1-16

Ticket prices from $25

Phone 617.824.8400

tickets@artsemerson.org

Ages 14+

Detroit Red

The world forever knows him as Malcolm X, but when he lived in Roxbury, they called him “Detroit Red.” Internationally renowned playwright Will Power combines the accuracy of a historian with the lyricism of a poet to shine a contemporary light on a pivotal coming-of-age moment in the celebrated, controversial civil rights leader’s life.

Boxed in by race and class in 1940’s Boston, he transformed from a rowdy teenager into a street hustler. Detroit Red vividly brings this world to life, depicting a brutally honest, human portrayal of the future activist as he navigates street life and the criminal underworld, taking the first steps in his quest to define the type of man he would eventually become. Arts Emerson

Emerson Paramount Center

Robert J. Orchard Stage

559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

February 25

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Free

Registration

 

Knotty Conversations for Anti-racist/Multicultural Ministries: Calling Out, Calling In, Staying Together

Hosts:

Rev. Michael Crumpler, LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director for the UUA.

Rev. Erica Baron and Meck Groot, Congregational Consultants for New England Region UUA​

What strategies can be used for offering feedback when an individual or a group has behaved in racist, oppressive, or harmful ways? How does the experience of covenant inform these strategies? What new strategies might be cultivated? How can groups stay together as they work through moments of harm and avoid “canceling out” individuals? Webinar

 

Details here.

Feb. 26

6 pm-9 pm

Free

BHM Film Fest: Glory

Arlington Celebrates Black History Month presents a screening of the Oscar winning film Glory (R) staring Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick and Morgan Freeman.

This screening is accompanied by a special presentation by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Plus, meet the artist who created our Black History Month banners, Joey James!

Film description: Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, the Massachusetts 54th regiment, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

Regent Theatre Arlington

7 Medford St

Arlington, Massachusetts 02474

Feb. 25

7 pm – 9 pm

Women Take Action Film Series: Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders

 

Discussion will follow this presentation if time allows.

A compelling story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement as told by the remarkable and courageous women who changed the course of history.

“Meet the women of the film… Unita Blackwell, a sharecropper turned activist, who became Mississippi’s first female black mayor; Mae Bertha Carter, a mother of 13, whose children became the first to integrate the Drew County schools against dangerous opposition; white student activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland who not only participated in sit-ins but took a stand on integration by attending an all black university; Annie Devine and Victoria Gray Adams, who, along with Fannie Lou Hamer, stepped up and challenged the Democratic Party and President Johnson at the 1964 Convention.

Town of Needham – Needham Free Public Library

1139 Highland Ave

Needham Heights

Feb. 29

1 PM – 2:30 PM

 

 

Wee The People: Imagine Your Self! Get ready for the second of back-to-back ICA Playdates with Wee The People, as we dive into the exuberant world of mixed-media artist Tschabalala Self! This drop-in workshop will guide kids and caregivers in celebrating our limitless selves, creating silhouettes collaged with a wild mash-up of shapes, colors, and textures. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

February 29

7:30 – 10 pm

Non-members: $25

Members & Low-income tickets: $15

Muslim Justice League’s 5-Year Anniversary Celebration “Be Seen, Not Watched”

You’re invited to celebrate with us our five years of organizing and advocacy in Massachusetts!

Come enjoy live music and performances, delicious snacks and refreshments, art and poetry, and most of all – a space to build community.

Unplug from surveillance culture and plug into community. Be seen, not watched.

Chinatown, at an ADA accessible venue close to the red and orange lines. Location will be sent to ticket holders before the event.
Through March 9, 2020

Monday through Saturday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Angela Davis: Freed by the People

Radcliffe now houses a trove of archival materials that capture the complex world Davis navigates in the ongoing struggle for freedom.  Freed by the People documents a global history, a personal journey, and a quest for a more equitable future.

No single person sits more squarely at the intersection of transnational struggles for freedom than the controversial political activist and pioneering philosopher Angela Yvonne Davis. Lia and William Poorvu Gallery of the Schlesinger Library

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Harvard University

10 Garden Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

 

March 12

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free, open to all, and wheelchair accessible.

RACE: The Power of An Illusion: Episode I – “The Difference Between Us”

A Film Screening and Facilitated Community Discussion

RACE—The Power of an Illusion is a provocative three-episode series that questions the very idea of race as biology.  Scientists tell us that believing in biological races is no more sound than believing the sun revolves around the earth.  So if race is a biological myth, where did the idea come from?  And why should it matter today?  RACE—The Power of an Illusion provides an eye-opening discussion tool to help people examine their beliefs about race, privilege, policy, and justice. Cambridge Main Library

449 Broadway

Cambridge, MA

March 15

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Suggested donation $5-$15.

The Condor & The Eagle Movie Screening and Fundraiser

Winner of several FESTIVAL AWARDS

Screening & Fundraiser to benefit UU Indigenous Solidarity ministries, and historic Nashobah Praying Indians Strawberry Moon Unity Powwow  in Littleton   6/20/20.

Four Indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of Climate Justice.

 

Littleton High School Performing Arts Center

 

Littleton, MA

February 29

 

7 to 9:30 PM

 

Free

GENTRIFIED

ETHNIC CLEANSING: AMERICAN STYLE

 

This free film series explores the lives and experiences of the “other”

and expands our awareness of our neighbors as well as often

marginalized individuals and groups. Please join us for a lively

discussion. All are welcome.

 

 

Most people say gentrification is about the poor, but this documentary

explores how government and private industry work together to target

black people for removal in order to remake whole cities you can’t

afford to live in. This film travels coast to coast to show the evidence on

the ground of who’s being gentrified, who’s not and the devastating

consequences for black people if the forces at work achieve their goal of

raising their standard of living by destroying yours. It isn’t just class

warfare.

First Church Unitarian

19 Foster St.

Littleton, MA

 

 

WATCH:

This is My Story with LeVar Burton, YouTube

In This is My Story, viewers can witness Burton masterfully deliver stories about racism throughout the U.S., combining the adroitness of a seasoned thespian with the heart of an impassioned activist.

 

READ:

LISTEN:

  • Development Arrested, Reveal Investigative News podcast (goes with article Bound by Statute above)

 

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