Disability Awareness Book Club

Disability Awareness Book Club

Disability Awareness Book Club All Are Welcome Understanding Our Differences sponsors an ongoing  Disability Awareness Book Club. It meets the first Monday of the month (generally) at Newton Free Library, 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A and is open to all who are interested. Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 11th. Check the […]

Old Quincy School for National Register of Historic Places

Old Quincy School for National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places State Review Wednesday, June 14th, 1:00pm Massachusetts Historical Commission, Archives Building | 220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125  The Old Quincy School at 90 Tyler Street in Boston, c. 1903 (left) and 2017 (right).  CHSNE partnered with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England […]

Newton Pride Day Celebration and Pride Flag Raising

Newton Pride Day Celebration and Pride Flag Raising

Please join Setti Warren and the Newton Human Rights Commission on Tuesday June 6th at 6pm on the Newton City Hall South Lawn (Homer St.) for the 4th Annual Newton Pride Day Celebration, which includes the raising of the Pride Flag. At the event, he will announce a special appointment that reflects Newton’s commitment to being […]

Celebrate the Native Peoples of New England

Cultural Survival

Think Globally, Shop Locally: At International Art Festival, Celebrate the Native Peoples of New England On December 10-11, and on December 16-18, Indigenous artists and musicians from across the globe will come together in Boston and Cambridge for Cultural Survival’s free admission Native arts and cultures Bazaars. Among the many artists featured in the festivities […]

How to Report a Hate Crime

How to Report a Hate Crime

hate crime noun a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence. If you witness or are a victim of a hate crime, report it here here. Note that in Massachusetts a “hate crime” is an act that’s already a crime but has a hate element added to it. So painting […]

Get Tickets for Urban Nutcracker

Get Tickets for Urban Nutcracker

“Hip-hop holiday fun… [with] enthusiasm and a sense of inclusive community onstage.”  -The Boston Globe Tony Williams Dance Center presents the 16th year of the Boston holiday classic, Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker,December 16-31 at John Hancock Hall (180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116). This modern holiday classic has been praised as “a Nutcracker with real […]

Writing Contest for Teens and Adults

Teen Writing Contest

Story Shares, a nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring reading practice and improving literacy skills, has launched its annual “Relevant Reads Story of the Year” writing contest. The call-for-entries began Aug. 23, 2016 and has a submission deadline of Dec. 31, 2016. The contest is seeking submissions of books for young readers in a variety of […]

Asian Family Acceptance Workshop Tour for LGBT Children

Asian Family Acceptance Workshop Tour for LGBT Children

Asian Family Acceptance Workshop Tour Comes to Boston on Saturday, September 24, To Bring Families Together and Save Lives Workshop to Take Place at Old Oak Dojo in Jamaica Plain, 12:00-3:00 pm, to Help Asian Parents Support their LGBT Children To offer guidance and support to the parents of LGBT Asian American, South Asian, Southeast […]

Family Book Event

Understanding Our Differences FAMILY BOOK EVENT

SAVE THE DATE – TUESDAY OCT. 18, 2016 5th Annual UOD Family Book Event Featuring The War That Saved My Life with author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley This award-winning midddle grade children’s book is a story of triumph against all odds by a girl with a physical disability, set during World War II. Join Understanding Our […]

Racism and Hate Crimes on the Rise

Troubling the Ashes, racism on the rise

The #BlackLivesMatter movement may be making headlines across the country, but African Americans aren’t the only minority group experience prejudice. A new Pew Research poll reveals that more than half of Latinos living in the United States have experienced abuse, discrimination, and unfair treatment. According to author Shirley Aaron, the hate and injustice in today’s world […]