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March FREE Movie Event: Race: the Power of an Illusion

race:power of illusion

WHAT: Video presentation and discussion on the theme of exploring the nature of race

WHEN: Monday, March 20th from 7-9 pm
WHERE: Sherrill Hall/ St. Paul’s Church (side, rear entrance), 39 E. Central Street, Natick, MA

COST: FREE  Admission/ Everyone welcome.
WHO: Sponsored by Occupy Natick with guest facilitator, Michelle Chalmers, World of Wellesley.
WHAT ELSE: Good company; light refreshments; ample parking on street and in municipal parking lot

What is this thing called “RACE?”
Is it biological? economical? or cultural?

The world is divided into peoples who are black, white, red and yellow.  And yet, the concept of “race” is a modern phenomenon.  This provocative film questions the very idea of race as biology.  If it’s not biology, then what is it?

It is a political, economical and cultural construct—a social invention. But this social idea has serious consequences for society, and the effects of racism are very real. The Civil Rights Act was enacted more than 40 years ago, and yet we still struggle with institutionalized racism and White Privilege.  Come join us as we explore this very important and timely subject.

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February Free Movie: The Brainwashing of My Dad

The truth behind the right-wing media machine that changed a father–and divided the nation Join us on Monday, February 20th for a screening and discussion of the documentary film, The Brainwashing of My Dad.  When: Monday, February 20th, 2017 from 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall (side rear entrance, St. Paul’s Church) 39 E. Central Street, Natick… Continue Reading

November Event: Free Discussion: Election 2016: Debrief & Degrief

November Event: Free Discussion: Election 2016: Debrief & Degrief

Post-Election Points of Concern/Hope/Action Updated: November 28, 2016 We had a good turn out for our Debrief/Degrief event.  Each person had the opportunity to share their concerns and feelings about the election, as well as to contribute their ideas for what to do next. We began by asking why people came: Companionship. Organized direction. Visibility.… Continue Reading

October Free Movie & Discussion: Hacking Democracy

October Free Movie & Discussion: Hacking Democracy

Monday, October 17th, 7-9p.m., Natick, MA Electronic voting machines count almost 100% of America’s votes in county, state and federal elections. The Diebold voting machines and their hackable software are still used today in twenty seven states. The security holes and complete lack of transparency still pose an extraordinary risk to US elections. Filmed over… Continue Reading

June Free Movie & Discussion: Citizenfour

June Free Movie & Discussion: Citizenfour

CITIZENFOUR is a real-life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal
invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Continue Reading

May Free Movie & Discussion: “Bag It”

May Free Movie & Discussion: “Bag It”

We’re Drowning in a Sea of Plastic!! What: A free screening of the movie “Bag It” followed by conversation When: Monday, May 16th, 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall, St. Paul’s Church (side rear entrance), 39 East Central Street, Natick, MA Sponsored by: Occupy Natick What Else: Lots of street and municipal parking.  Light refreshments. Enlightened company.… Continue Reading

March Free Movie: Broken on All Sides

March Free Movie: Broken on All Sides

A movie about race, mass incarceration, and new visions for criminal justice in the U.S. What: Free Movie and discussion When: Monday, March 21st, 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall (St. Paul’s Church, side rear entrance). 39 E. Central Street, Natick MA (see map below) What Else: Ample parking in lot next to building and on street… Continue Reading

February Free Movie & Discussion: Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot

February Free Movie & Discussion: Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot

We are pleased to show this film that is part of the Teaching Tolerance program. What: Free movie and discussion: Selma: Bridge to the Ballot When: Monday, February 22nd, 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall, (St. Paul’s Church side rear entrance), 39 E. Central Street, Natick, MA (see map below) Price of Admission:  FREE! What Else: All… Continue Reading