December 6, 2020
~ Building Brockton Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies.
Thank you to Hope and Comfort for your generous donation of toiletries to
Mutual Aid Brockton!
This Mutual Aid Facebook group is a place for Brockton folks to identify community needs and develop community solutions to respond to those needs, particularly in this urgent time of pandemic.
*Please use this group to lift up both needs and solutions. We will be prioritizing actions and ideas which foster long-term relationships.*
We in Brockton Interfaith Community have been talking about being this kind of a community for some time now. We have worked hard to build the kind of community that sees every person as an integral part of the success of the whole. This is our time to demonstrate that there is more than enough if we go from thinking about our resources as “mine,” and move our minds to say “ours.” We can change the world, if we first live into who we truly are. We are good. We are love. We are who we have been waiting for.
Brockton Interfaith Community (BIC) is a multi-faith, multi-ethnic non-profit organization from the greater Brockton area which was founded in 1990. BIC’s mission is to work collaboratively on issues chosen together to promote racial and economic justice through prophetic, faith-rooted community organizing.
Much gratitude to the folks of Mutual Aid Worcester for sharing their process and encouraging us on this journey.
Historical Tidbit:
Augusta Govoni

"This beautiful 1919 graduate of Brockton High School is Augusta Govoni. I believe, in the 1950s, she and her husband owned a fruit stand that was located on Main Street near the corner of Belmont Street. Some of you may remember. Photograph was taken by Merrill Photographers, Brockton."
Story & Photo Credits: Lloyd F. Thompson II Downtown Brockton Museum's History FB
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City Hall
45 School St

Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 10 Father Kenney Way 508-580-7811
Email [email protected] & phone contact only

There are 13 food pantries in Brockton.
Cathy Curtin
won a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins! The Clean Revolution

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's!
(Route 106)
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
America The Beautiful... Shine Us into the
New Year
As we continue to show our love and support for each other... through the darkest days... lights are going up all over town.
Between now - January 14, 2021 we will be posting the pictures & videos you share.
Each week, one lucky submission will receive a $25 gift certificate to... where else... Johnny Macaroni's!
We want to hear the unique ways you are powering- up: tell us about your solar, wind and renewable energy projects!
Lets light the way to 2021!! [email protected]
Holiday Creative Contests
Theme: "The Holidays in 2020
Share your poetry & artistic skills with Brockton Public Schools
Submission Deadline 12/10/20
Home language & English submissions welcome.
Grades K-2 - Illustrations welcome.
Grades 3-5 - Show your writing skills.
Grades 6-12 - Give me your best!
Parents & Guardians can participate, too!
5- 20 sentence limit.
Any poetic forms welcome!
Many prizes.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum with astronaut
Victor Glover
This was a live discussion Dec 3, 2020 with astronaut Victor Glover, who is currently orbiting 200 miles above us on the International Space Station Glover speaks about the ISS, his experiences as astronaut, and so much more!

Check out the video of this historic interview!

This program is part of an ongoing partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture to celebrate Victor Glover's historic first trip to the ISS. When Glover arrived at the ISS as part of the SpaceX Crew-1 launch, he became the first Black astronaut to live on board the space station as part of a long-term mission.
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Virtual Everyone has a Voice
Poetry Series 09
Courtesy of the Brockton Channel
Suffrage Conversation: “Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.”
Video courtesy of the Brockton Channel
Now that it’s December- check out a holiday favorite- need more suggestions?
Call 508-894-1410 to place a book or movie on hold for curbside pickup.
Brockton School Committee Meeting
Video courtesy of the Brockton Channel
Meditate with Amy

Monday, December 14 2020; 7:00p Who couldn't use a bit of mindfulness and relaxation right now? Please join us for a Zoom hour of meditation on Zoom with Certified meditation instructor Amy Rutledge.

Read more

Have fun with us and bee entered to win $25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's!
(Route 106)
East Bridgewater, MA 02333

 Historical Tidbit Question:
On what street stood Augusta & her husband's fruit stand?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On December 9, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” ~ Marianne Williamson
Healing is a process. It takes time, it takes intention, and sometimes it takes work. Our love can heal those around us, our community, our world and ourselves. This season, give yourself & those in your life the gift of healing. Give time, compassion and forgiveness. We all need it! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Sebastian Ladoulis
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