Race Amity Zoom Event, May 5, 2021


Lecture and presentation at 7PM on May 5th by award-winning race relations producer, writer and documentarian William H. Smith, Founding Executive Director, National Center for Race Amity. Sign up online at www.duxburyfreelibrary.org or by phone at 781-934-2721.

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Antisemitism: Here and Now May 6 @ 7:30 p.m.


Professor Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University in Atlanta will discuss her book Antisemitism Here and Now. She is an international expert on the subject. The program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Click the link below to register with the Lappin Foundation for this virtual presentation. You may also want to have a bit more background on Professor Lipstadt. Check out this link to TED Talks. https://www.ted.com/speakers/deborah_lipstadt

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Join the May 1st Litter Sweep!


We urge everyone to join in the town wide Litter Sweep on May 1s, sponsored by Interfaith Council member Duxbury Church. Here are some details: Weather forecast for the May 1st Litter Sweep is excellent. Sign-up at Tarkiln begins at 8:00 AM. You can pick up trash bags there, and there is a limited number of grabbers and neon safety vests that you can borrow. We will be following COVID protocols at the sign up (mask, social distance, etc.). In addition, there are the usual advisories about being attentive to vehicles, wearing gloves,and being tick and poison ivy savvy, If you encounter hazardous materials such as needles or toxics, note their location and report to us. Also, if there are objects too large to handle, please let us know about those, too. If you know that you will be going to a certain area, let us know that so that we can direct folks to other areas. (So far, people have committed to the Old Cove neighborhood, Cross Street, parts of North Duxbury, the area near the intersection of Temple and Keene, portions of Bay Road, Summer Street between Bongi's and Osborne's.) As in the past, if you want to get started ahead of Saturday's event, you can still bring us the trash at Tarkiln on Saturday -- no trash will be refused! Thanks to the contributions of many, there is plenty of litter out there to keep us busy!

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Community Gathering for Healing & Hope, Sunday, May 2, 2021 4 - 5 PM


JOIN FAITH & CIVIC LEADERS WITH MESSAGES OF HOPE AND UNITY The Duxbury Interfaith Council is hosting a Community Gathering for Healing and Hope on May 2 from 4:00 to 5:00 on the lawn of First Parish, with overflow onto the lawn of Town Hall. Rev. Bill Ferguson of Pilgrim will give the keynote message. Other participants will include Selectwoman Amy MacNab, Rabbi Cohen, Ling Wong, Fr. Daniel Dice from St. John's, Fr. Bob Deehan from Holy Family, and representatives the Bahai Faith and the police and school departments.Sponsored by the Duxbury Interfaith Council. (Front Lawn of First Parish Church UU next to Town Hall) COVID Protocols apply

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Duxbury for All Discussion Groups April 27th & 28th


In response to the revelation of the use by the Duxbury High School football team of anti-Semitic play calls, Duxbury for All is convening two Member Forums this week, on Tuesday April 27 and Wednesday April 28, both starting at 7 pm. The format of these Forums and the questions to be discussed will be identical each evening, and you need attend only one. We are holding the Forum twice, simply to enable as many members as possible to participate. Two critical questions will be presented for discussion, and we will divide participants into breakout rooms with a moderator to enable everyone to have their say, before regrouping to discuss the responses. These are the questions: 1. What thoughts or emotions did the Duxbury Football Team incident bring up for you? 2. What kind of actions should DfA take to process the interconnected issues of racism, anti-Semitism, justice and equity? Tuesday, April 27 at 7 pm https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqc--hqDIiGdBOSHnaOK6lfzHax-Gu61j3 Wednesday, April 28 at 7 pm https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocuCuqTkvHdbE3bsAVWZw7FZ0TfQGiK1P

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Justice for Black America


Duxbury for All is saddened my the memory of George Floyd’s death, and hopeful that now that his murderer has been brought to justice, the process of police reform in America will accelerate, and more tragic deaths in the Black community like Floyd’s will be averted.

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After news of anti-Semitism on Duxbury's football team, where does the town go from here?


Duxbury for All Steering Committee member Karen Wong spoke on WGBH's show "Greater Boston", offering her own thoughtful and heartfelt reflection on what happened, and her hopes for what everyone in town--parents, students, teachers and coaches--can do to learn from and rectify the situation. Watch it on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxNaf8cNsts

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Visions Condemns Violence and discrimination against Asians in America


Anti-Asian violence and discrimination has been on the rise throughout the pandemic; and we must all stand up and speak up against it. These incidents are antithetical to the values we continue to claim we hold as a country. Tuesday's senseless murders of eight individuals are only the most recent tragedy amongst too many. Stop AAPI Hate reports that there were 3,795 reported hate incidents in the last 12 months, which represents only a fraction of the actual number of hate incidents.

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Anti-Asian Hatred: Atlanta is just the latest.


A Pew Research study dated 7/1/20 said 30% of Asians have been subject to jokes and racial slurs since the pandemic began. More than 25% of Asians fear someone may threaten or physically attack them. ***************************** BE AN ALLY********************************************************* Visit the Massachusetts Asian American Commission's Action Guide

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Select Board Unanimously Endorses Anti-Discrimination Resolution on Feb. 1, 2021


At a meeting on February 1st, the Select Board unanimously endorsed a resolution proposed by Prejudice Free Duxbury, a joint initiative of the Duxbury Rotary Club and the Interfaith Council. Click the "Read More" link to see the full text.

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