Meetinghouse Lecture Series
The Social Action Committee is offering to the community at large, a forum for the exploration of social justice issues of current concern. Each lecture will feature speaker who speaks with authority on the topic under consideration, and offers an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
This series takes place on Sunday afternoons at 4 PM on an occasional, as announced basis. The Meetinghouse Lecture series originated as part of the celebration of our 300th anniversary on Meetinghouse Lane is in keeping with our Unitarian Universalist values.
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
Join us to view four fascinating one-hour films, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. You will come away with a solid understanding of how the themes of Reconstruction, when African Americans enjoyed a brief "moment in the sun", and Redemption, the backlash that followed, persist to this day.
Nov 17, 2019
The Environment, Inequality & Social Justice: A Critical Convergence!
Climate change is triggering mass migration and Draconian immigration policies across the globe. Polluting industries are disproportionately located near poor and people of color. Join us as we explore the intersections between the environment, immigrant justice, the state of our democracy and what we need to do to protect vulnerable communities.
Laura Wagner Executive Director, Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network
Cassandra Bensahih Senior Organizer, Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network
Adam Eichen Coauthor, Daring Democracy
Feb 3, 2019
Dr. Alexandra Pineros Shields Director of ECCO and Dr. Aviva Chomsky Professor at Salem State College who will give the history of the US relationship with the Central American countries from which most of the refugees are coming. They will also talk about the situation for immigrants here in MA and what we can do to support them. There will also be a refugee present at the presentation whose identity will not be advertised in advance.
Oct 21, 2018
Why are communities replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day?
Focus on Indigenous People, i.e. American Indians and their treatment by European colonizers of this country, both in New England and across the country. Mahtowin Munro of UAINE (United American Indians of New England) will be the speaker and will unsettle our national mythology about our relationship with the people who preceded us on this continent. A long term goal is to get the town to rename Columbus Day, Indigenous People Day.