In the Community: Civil Rights Film, Confederate Monuments, Story Slam! and music

Civil Rights Film at Cary Library

Saturday, October 21, 11:00am, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington

The award-winning documentary film Passage At St. Augustine tells the story of the 15-month battle that led directly to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.  It is a thoughtful point of departure for a constructive and candid conversation about race, history and change led by the filmmaker, Clennon L. King and participant in the protest, Mimi Jones.  Details here.

Confederate Monuments and the Memory of Slavery: A Discussion with Historian Kevin Levin

Wed., October 25, 7:30–9pm, Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St., Medford

Historian, educator, and author Kevin Levin will discuss the historical origins of these monuments and how the divisive current debate on their future connects to our nation’s memory of slavery. Free admission for RH&SQ members; $10 for non-members.

UU Mass Action Story Slam!

Saturday, November 4, 7 pm, First Church Unitarian, Littleton, MA

Similar to NPR’s “The Moth,” this is a fundraiser for UU Mass Action. Information and tickets on Eventbrite

Every Voice: A celebration of marginalized voices with the Handel + Haydn Society

November 5, 3 pm, hosted by the UU Urban Ministry at First Church in Roxbury

Be uplifted at this musical festival in advance. Reception following.