Monthly Archives: October 2013

North Shore Labor Council’s Women Committee Solidarity Breakfast

On Saturday, November 16th at 10 Church Street, Lynn, MA the North Shore Labor Council’s Women Committee is hosting a Women’s Solidarity Breakfast. RSVP at 781-595-2538 or northshorelaborcouncil@gmail.com. Image

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The Boston Jewish Film Festival

The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media.  Throughout the year, the Festival engages and inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values and culture.

 Background on the Festival: 

Founded by filmmaker Michal Goldman in 1989, The Boston Jewish Film Festival has grown from 10 screenings to more than 50 at our Boston and Brookline venues – the Museum of Fine Arts and the Coolidge Corner Theatre – and additional screenings throughout the Greater Boston area. In the past 25 years the Festival has presented over 1,000 films – many of them US or Massachusetts premieres – and welcomed more than 250,000 audience members. Many of the films we have shown have gone on to be nominated for or win Academy Awards, including The Pianist (winner, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, 2002), Nowhere in Africa (winner, Best Foreign Film, 2002), and The Personals (winner, Best Short-Subject Documentary, 1998). We bring visiting artists from around the world to introduce their films, answer audience questions, and participate in panel discussions. We also offer many live events, from pre-screening music, to new scores to accompany silent films, to full-fledged post-screening concerts and dance performances.

In 2007, departing Artistic Director Kaj Wilson was honored for her work by a commendation from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

In 2009, the Festival received the “Cat’s Meow” award from the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film. The award noted that The Boston Jewish Film Festival is “not just a great Boston film event, it’s a great champion and friend to all Boston things film related, and we think it’s the cat’s meow.”

Learn more: http://www.bjff.org/

6 Service Ideas For Halloween

With the spooky holiday before us, let us remember that we can still give back, serve others, and connect with our community. The season’s spookiest holiday is just around the corner, but let’s not forget that the scariest things in life don’t come out on Halloween night. Can you imagine what it would be like to not have have a house, to not have food, to not have clean water, to not have a school to go to, or not to have a family? Facing life’s toughest challenges and uncertainties is scary. This Halloween, apart from the ghosts and the jack-o’-lanterns, try to imagine what really scares you and find ways to impact your community and help people in dire situations. Why not celebrate this year with these service ideas

Learn more at: http://blog.noblehour.com/blog/bid/343996/6-service-ideas-for-halloween?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2393026 

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Bread and Roses 2013: Women in Poverty

Join us on November 12th at 4 PM for a discussion and panel sponsored by Community Works and the Schlesinger Library…

According to U.S Census Bureau data released in September 2013 Women’ poverty rates were once again substantially above the poverty rates for men. More than one in seven women – nearly 17.8 – and more than one in five children – over 16 million – lived in poverty in 2012. More than half of all poor children lived in families headed by women.

Community Works and the Schlesinger Library present a discussion with

Toni Troop, Director of Communications for Jane Doe Inc.

Georgia Mattison, Program Director for Poor People’s United Fund

Carolyn Villers, Executive Director for Mass Senior Action Council 

Isabel Lopez, Domestic Worker Organizer for the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development 

Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, Executive Director for Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

on the factors that contribute to women’s economic insecurity (domestic violence, low-paying occupations, unpaid caregiving) and the barriers and dangers facing women living in poverty.

See you on November 12th at 4 PM at The Schlesinger Library at 3 James Street in Cambridge, MA 02138! 

Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary

Film screening of Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary at Hibernian Hall at 184 Dudley Street (Dudley Square) in Roxbury. There will be a community discussion at 6 PM and the screening will be at 7 PM. Featured speaker: Former City Councilor, Chuck Turner. 

To learn more visit: http://www.mumia-themovie.com Image

Today is Food Day

Today is Food Day

What is Food Day?
Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies.

“Food Day aims to help people Eat Real. That means cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods, and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and sustainably raised protein. Food Day envisions shorter lines at fast-food drive-throughs—and bigger crowds at farmers markets”

Lean more at: http://www.foodday.org

Come Check Us Out: Community Works Tables Through Boston

Below are the dates, times, and places of where Community Works will be tabling with our community partners!

October 31st from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Brandeis University’s Hassenfeld Building (joined by WATCH – Waltham Alliance to Create Housing) 

November 1st from from 10 AM – 2 PM: Emerson College’s Bill Bordy Theatre – 216 Tremont Street (joined by ACLU and Asian American Resource Workshop)

November 5th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Resevoir (Cleveland Circle) Operators Lobby 400 Chestnut Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA

November 6th from from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Cabot Bus Garage Operators Lobby 275 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA

November 6th from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM: University Hall (1815 Massachusetts Avenue) room 3-094 (joined by OWLL and OBOS)

November 8th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Harvard Vanguard Kenmore site 133 Brookline Ave Conference rooms B,C,D (joined by Communities Without Borders)

November 12th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Wellesley’s Alumnae Hall (joined by Boston Women’s Fund)

November 13th from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Charles Town Bus Garage, Breakroom, 21 Arlington Street, Charlestown, MA

November 15th from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM: Transportation Building, 2nd Floor Lobby, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA (joined by Jane Doe)

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Boston Asian American Film Festival 2013

Join the Asian American Resource Workshop in attending the Boston Asian American Film Festival! The festival will include the following films:

– “Linsanity”  on Thursday, October 24th at 9:45 PM at the Brattle Theatre. Buy tickets at: http://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/11268/chk/4e00

– “Rock: Shorts I” on Friday, October 25th at 7:00 PM at the Bright Family Screening Room at Emerson College (559 Washington Street). Buy tickets at: https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=BAAFF_shorts1

– “Sake-Bomb” (New England Premiere) on Friday, October 25th at 9:15 PM at the Bright Family Screening Room at Emerson College (559 Washington Street). Buy tickets at:  https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=film_sake_bomb

– FREE community screening – Community Stories on Saturday, October 26th at 1:30 PM at the Josiah Quincy School, Chinatown at 885 Washington Street. Get tickets at: http://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/11257/chk/d042 

– “The Haumana” (New England Premiere) on Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 PM at the Bright Family Screening Room at Emerson College (559 Washington Street). Buy tickets at: https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=film_haumana

– Community screening of “Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful” (New England premiere) on Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 PM at the Josiah Quincy School, Chinatown at 885 Washington Street. Buy tickets at: http://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/11256/chk/b8c4

– “Paper: Shorts II” on Saturday, October 26th at 4:00 PM at the Bright Family Screening Room at Emerson College (559 Washington Street). Buy tickets at: https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=BAAFF_shorts2

– “Someone I Used to Know” (New England Premiere) on Saturday, October 26th at 6:45 PM at the Bright Family Screening Room at Emerson College (559 Washington Street). Buy tickets at: https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=film_someone_used_to_know

– Centerpiece Film “Innocent Blood” (New England Premiere) on Saturday, October 26th at 9 PM at 559 Washington Street. Buy tickets at:  https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=film_innocent_blood

– “Scissors: Shorts III” on Sunday, October 27th at 1:00 PM at the Bright Family Screening Room at 559 Washington Street. Buy tickets at: https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=BAAFF_shorts3

“Lost Child” (Boston Premiere) on Sunday, October 27th at 3:00 PM at the Bright Family Screening Room at 559 Washington Street. Buy tickets at: https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=film_lost_child

– “The Way We Dance” (East Coast Premiere) on Sunday, October 27th at 5:00 PM at 559 Washington Street. Buy tickets at: https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=film_waywedanceImage

Elevate Boston Rally – Let Our Voices Be Heard

Elevate Boston Rally - Let Our Voices Be Heard

Advocates, staff, and supporters of Elevate Boston (a coalition that’s dedicated to three areas of policy focus: health equity, economic equity, and safe communities for all) congregated outside WBZ Studios to rally and let the candidates know just how important these issues really are to the people of Boston. For more information on Elevate Boston and ways you can get involved visit: http://elevateboston.info/about