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     Printable program:  Fall 2019 [pdf]

Fall 2019

Am I Here? Waking Up to What Matters

Every Thursday from 19th September to 21st November expert speakers offer their insights
into the some of the some of the things that really matter. In the world. In our lives.

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Focus talk:

To set the issue a WomenExplore participant gives a short talk describing how the day's topic has intersected her life and affected her thinking.

Schedule of Events:

11:30 am

Focus talk

12 noon

Main Lecture and questions

1:00 pm

Participatory discussion

Note:

On 19th September, 10th October, and 7th November the first main talk begins at 11.30 am and the second around 12.15 pm.

See program for Fall 2019

Location:

Democracy Center

45 Mt Auburn St.

Cambridge, MA 02138

Directions

Rivers of Life

11.30 am: Christina Gasbarro

member of the Charles River Association working to maintain the health of the river

Followed by a Water ritual, facilitated by Lindsa Vallee

SEP
19

Focus and Sound Healing: Comma Williams

Music as Healer

Annette Philip

vocalist, composer-arranger, recording artist, choir conductor, artistic director of Berklee India Exchange at Berklee College of Music

SEPT
26

Focus Talk: Sue Edwards

Cleaning Up Our Act

Mariama White-Hammond

pastor at New Roots AME Church, minister for Ecological Justice at Bethel AME Church, Boston, and fellow with the Green Justice Coalition, a partnership for environmental justice

OCT
3

Resources: How Many People Can the World Sustain?

 

11.30 am: Jonathan Harris

Tufts University Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE)

 

12.15 am: Anne-MarieCodur

Tufts University Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), North American coordinator of Dialogues en Humanité

OCT
10

Focus lecture: Dorianne Low

Why is Life So Busy?

Pamela Kristan

and author of Awakening in Time: Practical Time Management for Those on a Spiritual Path, and The Sprit of Getting Organized

OCT
17

Focus lecture: Liz Wilson

Inflation and Poverty: Erosion of the Middle Class

Charles Derber

Boston College, sociologist focusing on today’s global social, economic and environmental crises

OCT
24

Focus: A panel of WomenExplore participants

Affordable Housing: Keeping Our Communnity

Larry Field

deputy director Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, promoting equitable, sustainable communities

OCT
31

Overcoming Our Internalized Patriarchy

 

11.30 am: Ukumbwa Sauti

creator of men's work initiative, educator, cultural studies facilitator, consultant

 

12.15 pm: Judith Jordan

director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women

NOV
7

Focus lecture: Mary Rose Muti

Autism Touches Us All

Dania Jekel

executive director of the Asperger/Autism Network, supporting those on the autism spectrum

NOV
14

Focus lecture: MaryMargaret Halsey

Mindfulness: Being Present to What Matters

Narayan Liebenson

Cambridge Insight Meditation guiding teacher, author of The Magnanimous Heart and Life as Meditation

NOV
21

     Printable program:  Fall 2019 [pdf]

 


     Printable program:  Spring 2019 [pdf]

 

Spring 2019

Struggles, Strengths and Strategies

Focus lecture: Muna Killingback

Advocating for Women's Rights

Nada Mustafa Ali

lecturer of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and
 Human Rights at UMass, Boston, author of
 Gender, Race and Sudan Exile Politics

MAR
21

11.30 am: Film: The Immigrant

Filmed locally, this is the narrative story of a young Bosnian immigrant as she faces social, cultural and economic challenges in new surroundings.

12.45 pm: Discussion with Sanja Zdjelar, the award-winning filmmaker

MAR
28

Focus lecture: Maria Muti

Responding to the Challenges Facing Women Immigrants

Anita Sharma

executive director of Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project which provides free legal services to asylum seekers & detained immigrants

APR
4

Focus lecture: Virginia Loftus, Susan
 Kains, Marcia Boehlke

Who Cares for the Caregivers?

Anne Keefe and 
 Kris Wiitala

elder care advisors with the Family Caregiver Support Program at Somerville Cambridge Elder Services

APR
11

Focus lecture: A WomenExplore participant

Sex Trafficking in New England

Heather Thornburg

program director for Amirah, which uses individualized approaches to rebuild the lives of survivors of sex trafficking throughout New England

APR
18

Focus lecture: Luis Ramirez

Caring for Women Around the World

Elizebeth Tucker

principal of Philanthropy & Strategic Engagement for the Grameen Foundation which takes a broad approach to tackling the multiple dimensions of the complex problems of poverty

APR
25

Focus lecture: Susan Nulsen

Living with Our Global Sisters: Embracing and Resisting Change

Rosalyn Negrón

socio-cultural
 anthropologist at UMass Boston, author of
 Ethnic Identification among Urban Latinos: 
 Language and Flexibility.

MAY
2

Focus lecture: Carol Goldman

Memory Loss: Coping and Caring

Julie Brody Magid

clinical director of the Mclean Memory Disorders Assessment Clinic, instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School.

MAY
9

Focus lecture: Marcia Boehlke

Am I My Sister's Keeper?

Lyn Brakeman

retired Episcopal priest, author of two books and a memoir God Is Not a Boy’s Name. Becoming Woman. Becoming Priest, and a weekly blog.

MAY
16

How Do I Share My Money, Time And Love? — A Woman's Dilemma

11.30 am: A Story Quilt with contributions by everyone attending who wishes.
Bring your stories to share.

Facilitated by Lindsa Vallee

MAY
23


      Printable program:   Spring 2019 [pdf]