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Feb
19
Mon
Queer Books for Teens Website Launch Party @ Trident Booksellers and Cafe
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Queer Books for Teens Website Launch Party @ Trident Booksellers and Cafe | Boston | MA | United States

Join us to celebrate the launch of Queerbooksforteens.com! Created in part with a grant from the Carnegie/Whitney Foundation and with the support of the American Library Association GLBT round table, this website should act as a resource for anyone who wants to find, read, recommend or purchase Young Adult literature with significant LGBTQ content published between 2000 and 2017. We’ve been working on this project for the past year and we are excited to show you the finished result!

Feb
20
Tue
Amplifying Voices: A Conversation with Leaders of Color @ Boston Center for the Arts
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Amplifying Voices: A Conversation with Leaders of Color @ Boston Center for the Arts | Boston | MA | United States

This event is free, bust RSVP is required.

Boston’s vibrant cultural landscape is made possible by leaders on a quest for change. Join the Network for Arts Administrators of Color as we hear from arts luminaries whose mission-driven work with underrepresented communities celebrates the stories and people within them.

Learn about their triumphs, the challenges to overcome, and what these forerunners envision for the future of Boston. Amplifying Voices: A Conversation with Leaders of Color in the Arts is the second in a series of three conversations shining a spotlight on people of color in arts leadership in Boston.

Feb
22
Thu
Wee Wear the Crowns! Celebrating Black History and Identity @ Fuller Craft Museum
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wee Wear the Crowns! Celebrating Black History and Identity @ Fuller Craft Museum | Brockton | MA | United States

Join Wee The People for a kid-powered workshop celebrating black history, black identity, and unapologetic black JOY: Wee Wear the Crowns!

Kids will explore the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the world-famous artist whose paintings crowned Black American heroes as kings — musicians, athletes, writers, and revolutionaries. Kids will then dive into their own art-making with Identity Crowns, a collage activity for all ages designed to elevate identity, culture, and kids’ hopes for change in the world.

Mark your February vacation week calendars and come through!

Dreams Of Our Future Rally @ Old South Church in Boston
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dreams Of Our Future Rally @ Old South Church in Boston | Boston | MA | United States

The biggest annual youth justice event in Massachusetts is back and we are ready to make our voices heard. Our demands are;

1. Getting $14 Million Dollars for Youth Works
2. Expungement
3. Having the Raise The Age Bill passed.

In order to be fully engaged with the rally here’s some more information on who we are as I Have A Future and what this rally really means:

We are a statewide community of hundreds of young people and allies, organizing to build power to win youth jobs and end youth criminalization. We believe that the DREAMS of young people are not acknowledged in today’s society and we need to be change that. Young people are the FUTURE, and they are fighting for the DREAM of a state where all youth have equal opportunities to thrive. The time to act is now, If you believe that the youth are the FUTURE, then let us create a state of opportunity in MA.

Rally day is always a well-mapped and busy day. Here’s how the day is looking this year;

The rally will begin at 11:00 AM, and it’ll include performances from local teens, speeches from local public figures, testimonies and more!

After we wrap up at Old South Church, we will march through Copley Sq and Downtown Boston, ending at the State House. At the State House, young people + adult allies will meet with elected officials to advocate for the Raise The Age legislation, Expungement & Youth Works funding.

We hope to see you all here at Old South Church on February 22nd!

Breaking Thru: Celebration of Queer & Trans Artists of Color @ Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Breaking Thru: Celebration of Queer & Trans Artists of Color @ Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge | Jamaica Plain | MA | United States

FREE & open to the public! RSVP at the EventBrite link.

This February, TTO invites you to break barriers with us as we bring local queer and trans artists of color to the stage. Join us as we celebrate the diversity of LGBTQ artists from Boston and bring the stories of LGBTQ people of color front and center. Featuring spoken word, music, story sharing, theater, and more, we welcome all to honor these artists and their unique contributions to the culture and vibrancy of our city.

Breaking Thru will feature performances by Tyahra Angus, Eziah Blake, Dominique Coley, Danny Harris, Liz James, Eddie Maisonet, Seraah Oose, Quisol, & Ny Wallace.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall | Boston | MA | United States

_for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf_ is a cornerstone of contemporary American theater due to the vibrancy of its language, its powerful sense of urgent determination, and, ultimately, its universal message –delivered by seven women of color who share their stories, and find strength in each other through this sharing and “a layin on of hands.” In “for colored girls…” the women dance out and declare their everyday joys, hurts, loves, and tell us: “my love is…too delicate…too beautiful…too sanctified…too magic…too saturday nite…too complicated…too music to have thrown back in my face!” This innovative theater piece is composed of 21 poems, linked by music and dance. Although it won an Obie for poet/playwright Ntozake Shange, was nominated for a Tony for Best Play when it transferred to Broadway, and remained a cherished text for generations of readers, it is too infrequently revived in the Greater Boston area. Praxis Stage’s production is directed by our resident director, Dayenne C B Walters, and runs February 15 through 25 at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square.

Locked Up: Mass Incarceration Rates In The U.S @ Haley House Bakery Cafe
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Locked Up: Mass Incarceration Rates In The U.S @ Haley House Bakery Cafe | Roxbury | MA | United States

Last summer, ‘Locked Up’ took place so that folks could discuss the massive problem mass incarceration has become in the black community for the past decade. We are coming together for a second time on Thursday, February 22nd at 7pm. This event will be hosted by Danny Rivera.

There will be a circle, a time to reflect, and a panel with community members who are dedicated to ending this issue and a time to meet with other community members. Refreshments will be provided.

The Fashionscape of Boston @ Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Fashionscape of Boston @ Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building | Roxbury | MA | United States

On behalf of the City of Boston’s Black History Month Committee, you are cordially invited to attend our first Fashionscape of Boston networking event. Fashionscape of Boston is one of six Black History Month events curated by the City of Boston’s Black History Month Committee. The premise of this event is to celebrate Black creatives in Boston and highlight their successes.

Designers in Boston will feature their work and contributions to the fashion and design landscape in Boston.

Featured Designers:
I AM KREYOL
Claude Michelle
Envieux
Denim Nation
Josefa Da Silva
Alleb Asor
Final Touch Boutique
Fly Girl Couture

The Fashionscape of Boston will take place on Thursday, February 22nd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event will be held in the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, which islocated at 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119.

This is a FREE event but please register here www.fashionscapeofboston.eventbrite.com

Attendees will have the pleasure of viewing the designers’ latest collection, network, learn more about the designers and their journey. In addition, guests will be able to shop pieces from the designers.

Sincerely,
City of Boston Black History Month Committee

The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan @ Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Harvard University
Feb 22 @ 4:15 pm
The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan @ Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Harvard University | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

June Millicent Jordan (1936–2002) called herself a “dissident American poet,” and she counted among her forebears powerful voices ranging from Walt Whitman to Phyllis Wheatley. She began writing verse at the age of seven; her papers at the Schlesinger Library contain stunning material about the girlhood that prefaced her remarkable career as creator and critic, educator, and activist.

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the arrival of the Papers of June Jordan at the Schlesinger and the 75th anniversary of the library’s founding, this panel discussion features scholars, poets, and activists exploring the many and ongoing facets of Jordan’s work.

The panel will be followed by a public reception and an evening of poetry and performance featuring Harvard and community poets. The poetry portion of the event is organized by Alicia Hamilton ’18 and Joshua Bennett. Danielle Legros Georges, the poet laureate of Boston, will serve as host.

A panel discussion with:

  • Mariame Kaba, founder and director, Project NIA
  • Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University
  • Solmaz Sharif, poet; lecturer, Creative Writing Program, Stanford University
  • Moderated by Joshua Bennett, director, June Jordan Fellowship Program, Center for Justice at Columbia University; 2016–2019 junior fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University

Free and open to the public.

Feb
23
Fri
FINDING THE QUEER RADICAL PAST @ UMass Amherst Student Union Ballroom
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day
FINDING THE QUEER RADICAL PAST @ UMass Amherst Student Union Ballroom | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Scholars and Activists on the Legacies of the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights

This conference will commemorate a moment in which LGBTQ politics were intimately bound up with anti-racism and left solidarity movements: against apartheid, war, and US imperialism. Our goal is to reflect back on the queer left and its legacies for today. Over two days, we will bring students and activists working for racial justice and LGBTQ freedom into dialogue with historians and veteran activists.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Emily K. Hobson, Dean Spade

Other speakers include: Nathalie Amazan, Joan E. Biren, Umayyah Cable, BC Craig, Kenyon Farrow, Gil Gerald, Joan Gibbs, Kwame Holmes, Jim Hubbard, Jason Lydon, , Gerry Scoppettuolo, Marc Stein, Carmen Vázquez, Jessica Wender-Shubow

​Panels include a training in civil disobedience

ORGANIZERS
UMass Amherst Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Department of History; Stonewall Center; Advocacy, Inclusion, and Support Programs Cluster of Student Affairs and Campus Life

CO-SPONSORS
UMass Amherst: College of Humanities and Fine Arts, College of Education, Commonwealth Honors College, College of Information and Computer Sciences, Graduate School, W.E.B. DuBois Library, College of Social and Behavioral Science, BDIC (Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration), Philosophy Department, Political Science Department, Program in Social Thought and Political Economy, Theater Department, Institute for Social Science Research, Center for Women and Community, UMass Students for Reproductive Justice / Amherst College: Sexuality, Women and Gender Studies / Hampshire College: Feminist Studies / Mount Holyoke College: Gender Studies / Smith College: Study of Women and Gender / Five Colleges Lecture Fund, Five College Queer and Sexuality Studies Certificate / Committee on LGBT History

Skillset No. 5 Writing for Artists with Kathryn Boland @ Studio at 550
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Skillset No. 5 Writing for Artists with Kathryn Boland @ Studio at 550 | Cambridge | MA | United States

The Skillset Series is a series of professional development workshops geared toward artists and independent contractors that aims to sharpen the business side of things. Topics range from web development, legal concerns, money matters, writing, and PR.

A talk with Dance Informa Critic and Staff Writer Kathryn Boland – How can journalists and artists work together?
Kathryn Boland, Dance Informa Critic and Staff Writer, has had the honor of pleasure of reviewing and interviewing several Boston-based dance artists. This experience has shown her that journalists and writers can actively support each other in the service of raising up innovative, strong dance artists – and the art of dance itself. She looks forward to a frank, open discussion with dance artists in this workshop about the ways in which these goals can be achieved.
Bio – Kathryn Boland grew up dancing in a hometown dance studio in Rhode Island. She knew she had to continue dancing and deepening in her art, so she studied Dance at The George Washington University (BA Dance 2011). She became increasingly interested in the healing and empowering aspects of dance during that time. She subsequently became a yoga instructor (E-RYT 500) and Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT, MA Lesley University Expressive Therapies: Dance/Movement Therapy 2015). Dance writing has always been intriguing and powerful to her, and she has written for Dance Informa (danceinforma.us) since October 2015. Apart from dancing and yoga, to relax she enjoys time in nature, comedy, and music.

JAN26
Skillset No. 1 Exploring Web Options with Leah Brunetto
https://www.facebook.com/events/1973958462843658/

FEB2
Skillset No. 2 Money Mindset for Artists with Sonya Highfield
https://www.facebook.com/events/175251526557687/

FEB16
Skillset No. 3 Accounting for Artists with Anna Koon
https://www.facebook.com/events/1786348905000595/

FEB23
Skillset No. 4 Writing for Artists with Kathryn Boyland
https://www.facebook.com/events/1997182317231506/

MAR2
Skillset No. 5 Legal Things with Eve Brown
https://www.facebook.com/events/147316155924628/

Money Moves Financial Workshop
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Money Moves Financial Workshop

Join Jenny Geffrard, Founder of Surplus Financial Consultants and Livingstone Church of Boston for:

Makin Money Moves: A Financial Empowerment Workshop! http://ow.ly/l0ZM30iaA4L

Jenny Geffrard, Certified Financial Education Instructor, and blogger will be leading this fun, interactive workshop. Featuring games, quizzes, and worksheets to challenge your money mindset and to help you create an actionable financial plan.

Gain control of your finances with Jenny’s 3-step program:

1. Money Mindset: How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Money Past and Gain Power

2. ReclaimingYour Dime: Money-Saving Hacks that Will Transform your Habits and Give You Cash Back

3. Budgeting 101: Different Tactics that Fit your Lifestyle

When: Friday, February 23rd, 2018 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: 555 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (Side closest to English High School and the basketball courts)

This will not be your average financial workshop, so bring a friend and learn how to develop healthy habits to reach financial empowerment.

Refreshments will be served.

For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall | Boston | MA | United States

_for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf_ is a cornerstone of contemporary American theater due to the vibrancy of its language, its powerful sense of urgent determination, and, ultimately, its universal message –delivered by seven women of color who share their stories, and find strength in each other through this sharing and “a layin on of hands.” In “for colored girls…” the women dance out and declare their everyday joys, hurts, loves, and tell us: “my love is…too delicate…too beautiful…too sanctified…too magic…too saturday nite…too complicated…too music to have thrown back in my face!” This innovative theater piece is composed of 21 poems, linked by music and dance. Although it won an Obie for poet/playwright Ntozake Shange, was nominated for a Tony for Best Play when it transferred to Broadway, and remained a cherished text for generations of readers, it is too infrequently revived in the Greater Boston area. Praxis Stage’s production is directed by our resident director, Dayenne C B Walters, and runs February 15 through 25 at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square.

Feb
24
Sat
Proposals Due Today: Boston-area Education for Social Justice Conference
Feb 24 all-day
Proposals Due Today: Boston-area Education for Social Justice Conference

BESJ 2018 is now accepting proposals!

Proposals due February 24, 2018

Presenters will be notified by March 3rd

Click Here to Propose a Workshop

Thinking of proposing a workshop at BESJ 2018? Here are a few suggestions:

Keep in mind this year’s theme:
Our Stories, Our Future: The Struggle for Self-determination in Education

Consider the BESJ Conference Aims:
• Facilitate dialogue, share resources, and build strategy among those interested in learning and teaching about education for liberation
• Develop youth leadership and youth voice in education
• Build an education for liberation movement that combines the visions of youth, communities, families, and teachers

Take a look at workshops from previous years.

Little Voices Big Change: Black Lives Matter! @ Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Little Voices Big Change: Black Lives Matter! @ Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library | Dorchester Center | MA | United States

Join Wee The People for a workshop of kid-powered resistance with our social justice storytime event “Black Lives Matter.” Through stories and activities, kids will explore themes of protest and racial justice, taking lessons from the past to understand today’s Movement for Black Lives.

Best for kids 5 and up.

Little Voices, Big Change is presented by Wee The People, a Boston-based social justice project for kids.

Free, Whole & Happy Black Boys Kick-Off Brunch @ Make Shift Boston
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free, Whole & Happy Black Boys Kick-Off Brunch @ Make Shift Boston | Boston | MA | United States

We believe in the importance of #blackboyjoy

Join us for the first monthly social for all of those raising free, whole, and happy Black boys.

Meet folks who are parenting for liberation, who hold joy and happiness of our Black boys at the center, and are seeking to create community for them.

This is a potluck. Please bring your family’s favorite dish.

This event is the kick-off to a monthly brunch for boys and their families. We’re planning on adding an additional monthly outing that is educational and affirming as well.

A few more things:
-we have a broad definition of family
-we have a broad definition of gender and boys and boyhood
-we are QPOC centered
-we are hoping to create a cohort of families parenting and raising up Black boys, so when you RSVP, please let us know how old your boypies are
-do you have a skill or workshop you’d like to do with other families and would like to share? let us know!

For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall | Boston | MA | United States

_for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf_ is a cornerstone of contemporary American theater due to the vibrancy of its language, its powerful sense of urgent determination, and, ultimately, its universal message –delivered by seven women of color who share their stories, and find strength in each other through this sharing and “a layin on of hands.” In “for colored girls…” the women dance out and declare their everyday joys, hurts, loves, and tell us: “my love is…too delicate…too beautiful…too sanctified…too magic…too saturday nite…too complicated…too music to have thrown back in my face!” This innovative theater piece is composed of 21 poems, linked by music and dance. Although it won an Obie for poet/playwright Ntozake Shange, was nominated for a Tony for Best Play when it transferred to Broadway, and remained a cherished text for generations of readers, it is too infrequently revived in the Greater Boston area. Praxis Stage’s production is directed by our resident director, Dayenne C B Walters, and runs February 15 through 25 at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square.

For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall | Boston | MA | United States

_for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf_ is a cornerstone of contemporary American theater due to the vibrancy of its language, its powerful sense of urgent determination, and, ultimately, its universal message –delivered by seven women of color who share their stories, and find strength in each other through this sharing and “a layin on of hands.” In “for colored girls…” the women dance out and declare their everyday joys, hurts, loves, and tell us: “my love is…too delicate…too beautiful…too sanctified…too magic…too saturday nite…too complicated…too music to have thrown back in my face!” This innovative theater piece is composed of 21 poems, linked by music and dance. Although it won an Obie for poet/playwright Ntozake Shange, was nominated for a Tony for Best Play when it transferred to Broadway, and remained a cherished text for generations of readers, it is too infrequently revived in the Greater Boston area. Praxis Stage’s production is directed by our resident director, Dayenne C B Walters, and runs February 15 through 25 at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square.

Feb
25
Sun
FANG Art Build Training Series: Stencils & Signage // 02.25.18 @ The FANG Collective
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
FANG Art Build Training Series: Stencils & Signage // 02.25.18 @ The FANG Collective | Pawtucket | RI | United States

This first in a series of Art Build Trainings of 2018 will focus on stencil making and creating signs for protests and nonviolent direct actions (NVDA).

There will be a presentation of historic and contemporary protest signs and as well as a discussion on how to come up with effective messaging and the means to turn slogans into powerful works of movement visuals.

Learn about materials, tools, and tips for quick art production on any budget. Participants will also have an opportunity to share what movement visuals have been impactful to them and have an opportunity to work on signs to be used in campaigns around Providence.

When: February 25th 11:30am – 3pm
Where: The FANG Collective office
545 Pawtucket Ave. Pawtucket, RI
Suggested donation $5 – 50; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/8d2C5LroomDY9RNr2
***registration is highly recommended so we can plan to have the appropriate amount of supplies available / if you do not feel comfortable using google forms please email sherrie@thefangcollective.org***

please contact sherrie@thefangcollective.org for any accessibility/childcare needs.

*this unfortunately cannot be a scent free event

For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall | Boston | MA | United States

_for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf_ is a cornerstone of contemporary American theater due to the vibrancy of its language, its powerful sense of urgent determination, and, ultimately, its universal message –delivered by seven women of color who share their stories, and find strength in each other through this sharing and “a layin on of hands.” In “for colored girls…” the women dance out and declare their everyday joys, hurts, loves, and tell us: “my love is…too delicate…too beautiful…too sanctified…too magic…too saturday nite…too complicated…too music to have thrown back in my face!” This innovative theater piece is composed of 21 poems, linked by music and dance. Although it won an Obie for poet/playwright Ntozake Shange, was nominated for a Tony for Best Play when it transferred to Broadway, and remained a cherished text for generations of readers, it is too infrequently revived in the Greater Boston area. Praxis Stage’s production is directed by our resident director, Dayenne C B Walters, and runs February 15 through 25 at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square.

Hecho en Puelto Rico @ Villa Victoria Center For The Arts
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hecho en Puelto Rico @ Villa Victoria Center For The Arts | Boston | MA | United States

In the aftermath of Hurricane María, Puerto Rico’s economic situation is more dire than ever before. Actor and director, Angel Vázquez, explores the history and magic of the island in a powerful monologue developed by Puerto Rican students from a variety of backgrounds and social classes. These students concerned themselves with emigration, poor economic conditions, and what it means to be puertorriqueño in order to produce work that could educate and entertain. Meant to inspire audiences to search for solutions, this one-man show utilizes humor and personal anecdotes to celebrate Puerto Rico’s rich culture.

Show your support for the island by learning something new about its history!

Check out the rest of our season here: http://bit.ly/spring18arts

FANG FOUR (year anniversary party!) @ The FANG Collective
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FANG FOUR (year anniversary party!) @ The FANG Collective | Pawtucket | RI | United States

*come celebrate with us as we reflect upon 4 years of FANG!

our low-key birthday party will include many of the wonderful things we FANGers enjoy and hope to share with you as we prepare for our 5th year as an organization!

x memory montage
x tea bar + fancy herbal mock-tails
x raffles! games! puzzles!
x fang member’s favorite snax and foods
x CAKE

If you’re interested in getting us a gift please check out our wishlists:
medic wishlist: http://a.co/41hWAJc
kitchen wishlist: http://a.co/cBb1uuM
office wishlist: http://a.co/0YTuadv
action wishlist: http://a.co/ePRpZzn
*items don’t have to be purchased on amazon!

or donate here:
http://bit.ly/2Dpzfhe

thanks for helping us getting this far!
see you soon!

For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
For colored girls who have considered suicide @ Hibernian Hall | Boston | MA | United States

_for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf_ is a cornerstone of contemporary American theater due to the vibrancy of its language, its powerful sense of urgent determination, and, ultimately, its universal message –delivered by seven women of color who share their stories, and find strength in each other through this sharing and “a layin on of hands.” In “for colored girls…” the women dance out and declare their everyday joys, hurts, loves, and tell us: “my love is…too delicate…too beautiful…too sanctified…too magic…too saturday nite…too complicated…too music to have thrown back in my face!” This innovative theater piece is composed of 21 poems, linked by music and dance. Although it won an Obie for poet/playwright Ntozake Shange, was nominated for a Tony for Best Play when it transferred to Broadway, and remained a cherished text for generations of readers, it is too infrequently revived in the Greater Boston area. Praxis Stage’s production is directed by our resident director, Dayenne C B Walters, and runs February 15 through 25 at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square.

Feb
27
Tue
Intro to NVDA // 2.27.18 @ The FANG Collective
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Intro to NVDA // 2.27.18 @ The FANG Collective | Pawtucket | RI | United States

Intro to NVDA: This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of Nonviolent Direct Action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care.

When: Tuesday, February 27th 6-930pm

Location: The FANG Collective, 545 Pawtucket Ave.#113 Pawtucket, RI

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/OC4SRBkwOKqtlIO52

Please contact sherrie@thefangcollective.org for any questions about the training or for any childcare/accessibility needs.

About the facilitators:

The FANG Collective has been resisting Spectra’s fracked-gas pipeline expansions for three years. FANG was the first organization to carry out direct actions targeting Spectra’s “AIM” project in 2014. Since then, their group continued to grow and now host the NVDA centric campaigns: StopSpectra, TakeOnTextron, NoDAPLSolidarity, NoNewPowerplant. NoLNGinPVD, as well as provide trainings — Intro to NVDA, Social Media in Action, Jail Support/Police Liaisoning, Security Culture, and Kingian Nonviolence.

FANG believes in empowering and supporting frontline communities to learn and develop the skills they identify as effective in their own campaigns. This has led to meaningful partnerships and collective resistance to fracked gas infrastructure along the East Coast.

Mar
1
Thu
Seed, Root + Bloom: Application Due Today
Mar 1 all-day
Seed, Root + Bloom: Application Due Today @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Every first SAT + SUN from 10am – 5pm, Apr-Dec 2018
Seed, Root+Bloom a POC-centered folk wisdom based herbal educational program in Roxbury, MA

Open to Black, Indigenous and POC folx

Accepting applications until 1 March.

200 herbal hours (125 weekend gatherings/75 home study)
$1500 (payment plans, scholarship + barter available)