#WoburnUnites Programs

#WoburnUnites is a homegrown effort dedicated to making Woburn a welcoming place for ALL by creating programming that fosters community and understanding.

#WoburnUnites Partners:
The Woburn Public Library
Social Capital Inc. (SCI)
North Suburban YMCA
YMCA International Learning Center
The Boys & Girls Club of Woburn
The Council of Social Concern
Woburn Public Schools

Upcoming Programs:

Woburn Public Library’s Social Justice Book Club
November 2 at 7:00pm
Join us to discuss Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is necessary.

Woburn Public Library’s Film Series at Showcase Cinemas Woburn
I Am Not Your Negro

6PM-7PM Free Appetizers & Cash Bar

7PM-8:30PM Screening

8:30PM-9:00PM Discussion with Professor Tracy Heather Strain and Dr. Quentin Miller

Tickets are free, but space is limited.  Reserve your tickets online here.

I Am Not Your Negro is as much a work of art as it an up-to-the-minute examination of race in America. James Baldwin died in 1987, leaving 30 pages of an unfinished manuscript behind. Filmmaker Raul Peck uses Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material to complete the story Baldwin started. Following the screening, we’ll be joined by two scholars to unpack the the themes and ideas presented in the film.

Woburn Public Library’s Podcast Discussion Group
Join us as we delve into the debate about DNA tests, identity, and experience by listening to and discussing CodeSwitch’s Who’s Your Great-Great-Great Grandaddy. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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Get Involved with #WoburnUnites

Past Events:

SCI: Community Forums on Race Relations
To date, we have had three very successful community forums focusing on the topic of race relations within the City of Woburn. Out of these forums has come a number of ideas and volunteers willing to move them forward. These include: a Welcome Wagon program for newcomers in the City of Woburn, an ‘Unlearning Racism’ class for racist stereotypes and a Student-Parent Mentor program for the Woburn Public School system. Please contact [email protected] if interested in helping out with any of these!
Woburn Public Library: Podcast Discussion Group: Just a Little Nicer
Woburn Public Library: Beware False News! with Melissa Zimdars