Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Global Strike for Climate

On the weekend of an international strike called by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, residents of the Upper Cape will stage demonstrations to raise awareness about the local impacts of climate disruption.

On Saturday, September 21 from 11 AM to noon, residents concerned about climate change will hold a dispersed demonstration at four sites in downtown Falmouth vulnerable to sea level rise. Find us at:

  • Clinton Road (near the Clam Shack) three feet of rise above current mean high water by 2040)

  • Surf Drive at Oyster Pond (four feet of rise by 2050)

  • Falmouth Mall (four feet of rise by 2050)

  • Falmouth’s Village Green (eight feet of rise from Siders Pond by 2100)

Demonstrators will call on state and local representatives to include net zero carbon emissions and climate adaptation in future planning, including the Cape Cod Commission’s 2020 Regional Policy Plan. The Falmouth demonstrations, organized by Engage Falmouth, 350 Cape Cod, the Coalition for Social Justice, Move to Remove, and the Upper Cape Cod Women’s Coalition, will coincide with similar events taking place in Sandwich, Truro, Barnstable and Dennis, and in churches across the Cape.

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Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Global Climate Strike #FridaysForFuture

On the weekend of an international strike called by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, residents of the Upper Cape will stage demonstrations to raise awareness about the local impacts of climate disruption.

On Friday, September 20, local participants in Thunberg’s “Fridays For Future” strike will take part in a die-in at Falmouth Village Green. At precisely 11 AM, while bells ring from the nearby St. Barnabas Church and Falmouth Congregational Church, demonstrators wearing life preservers will signal that it’s the “11th hour” to take climate action.

Demonstrators call on state and local representatives to include net zero carbon emissions and climate adaptation in future planning, including the Cape Cod Commission’s 2020 Regional Policy Plan. The Falmouth demonstrations, organized by Engage Falmouth, 350 Cape Cod, the Coalition for Social Justice, Move to Remove, and the Upper Cape Cod Women’s Coalition, will coincide with similar events taking place in Sandwich, Truro, Barnstable and Dennis, and in churches across the Cape.

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Breaking Down Barriers, Part 1: What Is Islam?
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Breaking Down Barriers, Part 1: What Is Islam?

Martin Bentz of the Islamic Society of Southeastern Massachusetts will lead a discussion following a screening of the acclaimed web series The Secret Lives of Muslims. 

Organizers invite community participation in this community series, designed to encourage conversation and clear up misconceptions that create divisions in society. 

The series is co-sponsored by: No Place For Hate-Falmouth; Falmouth Jewish Congregation; Islamic Society of Southeastern Massachusetts; St. Barnabas Memorial Church, Falmouth; St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sandwich; the Unitarian Universalist Church of Falmouth; and Waquoit Congregational Church. 

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Juneteenth
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Juneteenth

Join the Woods Hole Diversity Advisor Committee for a series of events honoring Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of legalized slavery in the United States.

On June 15, there will be a celebration at Peg Noonan Park from 11 AM to 1 PM, with Cape Cod African Drum & Dance, children’s activities, and more!

Additional events and reading lists are available at Falmouth Public Library.

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Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

BIRTHRIGHT: Documentary on Reproductive Rights

  • U Mass Dartmouth, Charleton College of Business, Rm. 149. 285 Old Westport Rd. (map)
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BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.

The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children.

The documentary explores the accelerating gains of the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is creating a public health crisis, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America.

This is the real-life “Handmaid’s Tale.”

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March for Racial Justice
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

March for Racial Justice

A coalition of grassroots organizations, including No Place for Hate, Engage Falmouth, Coalition for Social Justice, and the Falmouth Racial Justice League will lead a rally in solidarity with the March for Racial Justice.

The March for Racial Justice (M4RJ) is being held in Washington, DC on September 30, but like many of the sister marches taking place nationwide, the Falmouth event is being held on October 1 out of respect for Jewish observance of Yom Kippur. The M4RJ is a black and indigenous led multi-community movement organized to resist the U.S. laws, policies, and practices that remain steeped in racism and white supremacy, including the alarming persistence of police brutality against minorities across the country.

In recognition of the diversity of voices that are often overlooked and unheard, indigenous tribe members and people of color are invited to share their experiences of discrimination at the rally. Members of the Cape Verdean, Jamaican, Jewish, Wampanoag, Muslim, Brazilian, Asian, and other communities have been invited to give short testimonies about what life is like for minorities on Cape Cod. The event will close with remarks from Dr. Kristen Harper of the Unitarian Church of Barnstable on how to begin uniting Cape Codders of all racial backgrounds.

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Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

Chelsea Clinton, She Persisted


Signing only.

Ticket required.*

* You must have a ticket (wristband) to stand in line. Purchase at least one copy of She Persisted from Eight Couins to receive a ticket (wristband). One book purchase admits up to four family members.

Event includes signing of She Persisted and It's Your World ONLY. Photos, memorabilia, and other items will not be signed. Thank you for your understanding.

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Jul
21
5:30 PM17:30

Event in support of Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Beirut

The Falmouth and Woods Hole Friends of Burj al Barajneh will hold a Middle Eastern Evening on Friday, July 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fisher House of the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole.

The third annual Middle Eastern Evening event will support the Nour Center, an informal education program for Syrian and Palestinian youth created by residents of Burj al Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon.

The Falmouth community has supported the Nour Center since its creation in 2014, helping the Center expand from serving 25 children each day to now providing educational programming to over 150 children ages 5-20, most of whom do not otherwise have access to formal schooling. The Center provides academic programming, social-emotional support, and vocational training for its students, and is staffed by men and women from the camp. Lucia I. Mock, resident of Falmouth and consultant with the Nour Center, will give an update on current projects at the Center and hopes for the upcoming year.

The event will feature food, live music and pictures from the Nour Center. Admission is free and all are welcome. Tax deductible donations will be accepted. For more information please contact Lucia Mock at 508-524-7118.

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Jul
16
2:30 PM14:30

Cape Cod Town Hall with Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a town hall on Sunday, July 16 at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable. She will be making remarks and answering questions about what's happening in the Senate and how she's fighting for Massachusetts families. This is also a chance to talk with our staff about any questions or concerns you might have, or assistance you may need.

Doors open at 2:30 PM, and town hall will begin at 3:30 PM.

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