In the Community: Lobbying, Screening, OmegaLab, and Mass Incarceration

“How to Be an Effective Citizen Lobbyist”

Monday, September 18, 7- 9 pm, First Parish UU of Arlington

Dr. Willie Parker Speaks at Brookline Women’s Health Services
Tuesday, September 19, 6:45pm, Brookline Holiday Inn

Dr. Willie J. Parker is an OB/GYN specializing in abortions and a reproductive justice advocate. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Michigan. Dr. Parker currently provides abortion care for women in AL, MS, PA, GA, and IL, and is the former Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington, DC. He is the physician plaintiff in the federal lawsuit preventing the closure of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, a case currently in request for hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court.

His work includes a focus on violence against women, sexual assault prevention, and reproductive health rights through advocacy, provision of contraceptive and abortion services, and men’s reproductive health.

Read/Download the Dr. Willie Parker Event Flyer

“I Am Not Your Negro” Free Screening
Monday, September 25, 7pm, Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College

About the film: At the time of his death in 1987, writer James Baldwin was working on a book, Remember This House, that was to be a personal account of lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. In reaching back and envisioning the book as Baldwin might have finished it, filmmaker Raoul Peck creates a profound and urgent exploration of the contemporary American racial narrative.

Kimberly McLarin, Associate Professor at Emerson College and critically-acclaimed novelist, will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.

More information and to RSVP

MIT AgeLab Recruits High School Students for Omega Summit
October 21, 2017, MIT

The MIT AgeLab is recruiting high school students across New England for the OMEGA Summit, a fun, informative, and collaborative event on October 21, 2017.
  • Brainstorm with students, professionals, and community members ways of strengthening intergenerational connections in their communities
  • Learn about scholarships available for juniors and seniors who demonstrate excellent efforts in their schools to build relationships with older adults
We invite students grades 9 – 12 to participate in the Summit at MIT on October 21, 2017, from 10am-2pm. Questions can be directed to or 617-253-1894. RSVP here by October 16, 2017.

Christianity, Race, and Mass Incarceration Conference
Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, Harvard Divinity School

The Christianity, Race, and Mass Incarceration Conference will gather scholars of various disciplines, activists, organizers, and formerly incarcerated persons and place them in conversation with each other. We hope to advance through this workshop a critical study of carceral punishment, especially as it relates to questions of Christian thought and practice, and to provoke awareness and activism around incarceration in America.


See HDS public calendar for more info on the conference