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.”
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.
* 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.
The Lecture on July 23rd is: “The Trump Administration and the Middle East: A Six-Month Report” – presented by Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr.; Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (1994-1997); former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Tunisia and Bahrain.
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.
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.
Senator Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a town hall on Saturday, July 15 at the Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs. 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 9:30 AM, and the town hall will begin at 10:30 AM.
A communal gathering celebrating the Cape's LGBTQIA community!
Organized by PFLAG-Cape Cod and No Place for Hate-Falmouth, there will be music from Provincetown musician Zoe Lewis and a DJ, excellent food available for purchase, vendors, family-friendly games & activities and more!
A portion of event proceeds will be donated to Freedom Massachusetts to fight at 2018 ballot initiative that seeks to repeal a transgender anti-discrimination law.
You have the power to make a difference in your community. Learn from the women who have, build the skills to tell your story, and grow your network to get involved!
Sponsored by Cape Cod Women for Change, this workshop will include a panel of powerful women leaders, training on skills you need to be civically active, and a discussion about opportunities that exist to change the world.
If you want to become more politically involved, or meet other women who are, join this free public event!
Vote for selectmen, town meeting members for your precinct, and representatives to various town committees as well as four ballot questions concerning a new senior center, legal marijuana shops, town meeting procedures, and the closing of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station!
Join us as we unite in solidarity across Cape Cod to honor the memory of Jordan Edwards, a 15 year-old Black teenager who was shot by Texas police while leaving a party recently.
Rather than just being another victim of police violence, we're standing up and saying enough is enough! Black Lives Matter!
Barnstable -- St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Brewster -- First Parish Brewster
Falmouth -- Village Green
Provincetown -- Town Hall
Wellfleet -- Town Hall Green
Co-sponsored by Wellfleet Families for Peace and Justice, Racial Justice Provincetown (UU), Falmouth Racial Justice League, Engage Falmouth, No Place for Hate Falmouth, First Parish Brewster, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, and The Unitarian Church of Barnstable.
*All vigils are contingent on the wishes of the Edwards' family.