Newsletter: Week of July 10, 2017

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet

What can we learn about American attitudes toward our most marginalized populations by examining the ways in which movies treat poor people and the places they live? This Sunday, join author Stephen Pimpare for a tour of a century's worth of American cinema as we try to makes sense of how culture might matter for the making and unmaking of social policy.
Stephen is the author of the award-winning A People's History of Poverty in America and, most recently, Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

Upcoming Programs

July 23: Rick Heller: Mindfulness, Loneliness, and Creating a Community 
What makes people feel like they fit or don't fit with a community? As a journalist, Rick Heller has interviewed scientists on how the brain experiences social rejection. As a meditation leader, he's shared practices that can make people more welcoming toward each other. Yet as an introvert, he sometimes feels like a misfit. Join us for a discussion of rejection and belonging. 1 :30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street.  Read more here.

July 30: Lillian Medville: Your Privilege is Showing
The fundamental philosophy of the new game YPIS is that systems of oppression (sexism, racism, privilege, ableism, classism, among others) are both deeply personal and universal.  Join us for a special event, where you'll learn more about Lillian, the game, and the founding principles behind it. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

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Remembering Brendan Randall
We're deeply saddened to announce that a long-time Hub community member, BQL founding member, and friend died this weekend. You can read more details in this post by Greg.
Special Thursday Meditation/ Discussion (7/13)
7pm: Join Jennifer Howd, author of the new book Sit, Walk, Don't Talk: How I Survived a Silent Meditation Retreat. Read more here.
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Our full Summer Sunday Speaker Series is available on the website: Click here to see it all!
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