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Stories of Ukraine from my grandmother and her grandmother

Opens October 8, 2014, Ongoing Exhibition What is the historical context of the current crisis?  How do political and economic interests affect the keyplayers involved? What roles do culture and language play in the conflict? How would potential resolutions affect the people of (what's left of) Ukraine? And most importantly, what would my Ukrainian grandmother have thought about all this?

In the main hall of encuentro5, an exhibit is unfolding of familial and cultural artifacts, photographs, videos, books, maps, and stories. Visitors are invited to explore some of the historical pivots and present-day nuances of this multifaceted crisis through a varied display of articles that were passed down from my grandmother or collected from journeys across Ukraine over the past decade.

The exhibit's collection will gradually expand and culminate into a multi-media presentation that will span the life-story of my Ukrainian grandmother, Natasha (whose name means hope), and consider some of the more controversial topics underpinning recent events in Ukraine. Presentation will be followed by discussion (date TBD).

Screening: Knowledge is Power!

Friday, February 3, 2012, 5:00 p.m. El Movimiento hosts a screening of "Knowledge is Power: The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975." For more information and to plug in, contact Fernando, fjrodriguez787 [at] gmail [dot] com or call 857-222-9203. $5.00 suggested donation. See full page (click on title above) for a short preview.

Crossing the Crises - with Documentarians Michael Fox & Sílvia Leindecker

Friday, February 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m. Join documentarians Michael Fox and Sílvia Leindecker for the Boston premiere of their latest work, Crossing the Crises: From Collapse to Action - a new feature-length documentary into the heart of the economic crisis. Here's their summary: On September 15, 2008, the United States fell into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The same day, we set out on a trip around the country to ask the “American” people what they had to say about it. In 2010, we went back to see how things had changed. The financial forecasters say the recession is over, but the reality is otherwise.

Michael Moore's Sicko - Mass-Care Screening

Monday, June 29, 2009, 1:30 p.m. Join Ben Day, Mass-Care's executive director, for a timely introduction to the health care debate and a screening on Michael Moore's Sicko. One highlight of the meeting will be a live conversation with one of the folks whose story was featured in the documentary.

US Health Care – Moving the Debate Left

Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 6:00 p.m. Please join the Radical Education Project for a screening of Salud" (the documentary on Cuba's health system) followed by a discussion of how the left can intervene in the current health debate in the US to promote the ideas that health care is a human right; that health should not be a commodity; and that a healthy society would mean a lot more than universal access to a doctor.