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Open Minds Social Justice Speaker Series Brings Diverse and Inspiring Speakers to the South Shore!
First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, Duxbury, MA announces its Open Minds Social Justice Speaker Series. Bringing thought-provoking information and timely ideas to the South Shore community, each evening of the series will include stimulating speakers and time for questions and discussion.
SPEAKER SERIES FOCUSES ON RESOLVE TO STOP THE VIOLENCE PROJECT
On Friday April 28, First Parish Church Duxbury’s Open Minds Speaker Series will focus on the Resolve to Stop the Violence Project (RSVP).
RSVP is an innovative violence prevention program that has been shown to reduce recidivism for violent offenses by as much as 83% and to virtually eliminate prison violence. Each dollar spent on the program results in four dollars in savings for the prison. The program, which is based on the principles of restorative justice, was developed through the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. RSVP helps violent offenders understand the roots of their violence and change their behavior. RSVP works with organizations that support victims of violent crimes and their families, some of whom have emerged as persuasive violence prevention advocates.
The event will include a showing of the Emmy nominated film Fatal Peril, a powerful documentary about RSVP. Charlotte Simpson, a Massachusetts resident and activist who is working with state legislators and others to secure funding to implement RSVP in Massachusetts, will describe the program, introduce the film, and take questions.
The event, which will start at 7:30, is free and open to the public. First Parish Church Duxbury is located at 842 Tremont Street (Rt. 3A) Duxbury.
When and where: First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, 842 Tremont Street (Rt. 3A) Duxbury. Events begin at 7:30. They are free and everyone is welcome. In case of bad weather, a notice will be posted at uudux.org.
Led by Rev. Jill Cowie
Isaac Newton said in 1676: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” One reason I became a Unitarian Universalist nearly 20 years ago is because of our cool history. I am now a member of a moral movement that informs my life and the lives of my kids. We now see further because we stand on the shoulders of giants. Please join me and members of the Women’s Alliance as we celebrate the prophetic lives of Rev. Olympia Browne, the first woman to be ordained, and the group of women ministers known as the Prophetic Sisterhood who stood by their faith during trying times of the 19 century and who by their words and action inform our faith today.
Beginning March 18th@ Coffee Hour