Weekly events



Thursday, August. 17, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Dorchester Standout for Black Lives

Please join us and take a stand against white supremacy and for racial justice and human rights.

Dorchester People for Peace (617) 282-3783

Ashmont T Station plaza, corner of Dorchester Ave. and Ashmont St.

thin blue line

And if you can’t make this standout, or want to do this more than once a month, the Jamaica Plain Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter is the FIRST THURSDAY of every month, same time as Dorchester’s,
in front of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., JP.


Harvest of Empire posterSunday, August 20, 3 pm

Harvest of Empire
The Untold Story of Latinos in America

Screening and Discussion
(90 min. film followed by 50 min facilitated discussion)
Tickets are Free
Donations to the work of the Medford Film Collaborative (via Sanctuary UCC) are welcomed.

Synopsis of the Film:
At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx Films is proud to present Harvest of Empire, a feature-length documentary that reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.
Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! Co-host Juan González, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape... As Juan González says at the beginning of the film “They never teach us in school that the huge Latino presence here is a direct result of our own government’s actions in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America over many decades — actions that forced millions from that region to leave their homeland and journey north.”

For information about all of the films in the series: www.MedfordFilm.org.

This Film is Free - but ticket/registration is requested: www.sanctuaryucc.org/harvestofempire

This screening and discussion is being presented by the Medford Film Collaborative in conjunction with the Medford Conversations Project, and hosted by the Office of Community Relations at Tufts University as part of a series on Race and Ethnicity in Medford and Beyond.

Tufts’ ASEAN Auditorium, Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford


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