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"Race: The Power of an Illusion" Viewing & Discussion

October 11 ~ 12 Noon

Rev. Karen invites us to view the second of a three part educational documentary that investigated race in society, science and history. Over three successive months, on Sunday afternoons, we will watch a segment and then engage in conversations. We hope to use this resource so that we at Beverly Unitarian have a common understanding of our shared history and a common language to use as we engage in the work of continuing to dismantle the systemic racism that exists in our country.

About the film: The division of people into distinct categories—“white,” “black,” “yellow,” “red” peoples—has become so widely accepted and so deeply rooted in our psyches, that most people would not think to question its veracity. This three-hour documentary tackles the theory of race by subverting the idea of race as biology, tracing the idea back to its origin in the 19th century.

Sept. 20 Chapter One - The Difference Between Us

examines the contemporary science - including genetics - that challenges our common sense assumptions that human beings can be bundled into three or four fundamentally different groups according to their physical traits.

Chapter Two - The Story We Tell

uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, the 19th century science that legitimated it, and how it came to be held so fiercely in the western imagination. The episode is an eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify, American social inequalities as "natural."

Chapter Three - The House We Live In

asks, If race is not biology, what is it? This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions "make" race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people.

Race: The Power of an Illusion (2003) was produced by California Newsreel and originally screened on PBS. It was primarily funded by CPD, the Ford Foundation and PBS.

Saturday, June 13 at Beverly Unitarian Church ~ Artemis Singers Present: PROUD TO BE . . . ME!

At 7:00pm in Beverly (concert is wheelchair accessible; dance is not).

Ticket are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. $10 for seniors (65+) and children (12 and under). The ticket price includes admission to both the concert and the dance.

Join us to share the Pride and celebrate with a community dance!

This PROUD TO BE . . . ME! concert celebrates our pride in ourselves, expresses our self-love and acceptance of all we areyoung, old, thin, fat, tall, shortany and every aspect of ourselves. We are in this world to be fully ourselves, not to live up to others' standards or expectations. We are here to live, love, explore, grow, try, fail, succeed, and celebrate our authentic selves. This concert is to celebrate this journey and remind us to stand strong in the face of pressure to conform and ill-fitting societal expectations. And it's gonna be fun!!

In the proud tradition of Artemis Singers, we will be performing woman-affirming choral music written or arranged by women, providing opportunities for lesbians to be visible, expressing sometimes-radical political perspectives, and being an integral part of the Chicago feminist women's community.

Songs in this year's Pride Concert evoke elements of the strength and vibrancy the feminist community:
* The world premiere of "Whispering of Angels" by current Artemis Singers member Karen Mooney.
* "I Enjoy Being a Dyke," parody of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic, "I Enjoy Being a Girl").
* k.d. lang's "Big Boned Gal."
* "All About That Bass," with a few feminist twists.
* The Wyrd Sisters "Warrior."
* "True Colors"
* "You Get Proud by Practicing," brought to us vai our connection to Sister Singers Network, with words by Laura Hershey and music by Diane Benjamin
* "Common Woman," by Marla Beth Elliot of The Righteous Mothers.
* "We Are" by Ysaye M Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock speaks to the pride theme in a special way, reminding us of the power of perspective.
* And more! You'll have to come listen for yourself!!

About Artemis Singers
Still going strong after 35 years, Artemis Singers: Chicago's Lesbian Feminist Chorus is comprised of women with diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to performing music written or arranged by women. The chorus works to effect positive change in cultural attitudes toward women and women artists, as well as to increase the visibility of lesbian feminists.

Our goal in selecting and performing music is to provide an emotionally moving, spiritually and aesthetically uplifting, and politically motivating experience to our audience. We want to entertain, amuse, and educate; to highlight historical, political, and personal events and experiences common to women; and most of all, to share a sense of community with our audience. We put on public concerts once or twice a year, as well as performing at private functions and fundraisers by invitation.

Membership is open to all women singers, regardless of musical background. No audition is required.

We are a self-directed chorus; we have no paid director. Women who choose to direct Artemis Singers may direct one or many songs, and we may have six or more different directors during the course of any single performance. Our music is selected at meetings open to any member who chooses to participate.

For more information, go to www.artemissingers.org

Castle Benefit Auction 2013

      

A good time was had by all!  Workers and patrons.

    

                                                              Auctioneer Bill

  Beautiful displays

 

 

 

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Buddhist Meditation

Reverend Marcia Curtis is temporarily canceling the Sunday evening meditation until further notice. For more information please click redlotussangha.org.
We hope to resume the meditation and dharma talks in the next few weeks.

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