Jamaica Plain Forum hosts CSFilm for Screening and Talk – 3/2

February 16, 2012

The Jamaica Plain Forum, featuring Community Conversations on the great issues that shape our neighborhood and our planet, will host a presentation by Community Supported Film and screening of The Fruit of Our Labor.

Friday March 2, 2012  7pm – 9pm, First Church, Unitarian Universalist. First Church is located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, across from the Soldiers’ Monument at the corner of Centre Street and South Street. Directions found here.

In a climate where the mainstream American media typically reports international news from an American perspective and with a focus on crises and conflict, can locally-told stories help us to better understand current events?  Come find out!


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