From LWV of Worcester: Media Literacy and Fake News: Decoding Media in 2017

League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Worcester Area

Media Literacy and Fake News: Decoding Media in 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 PM
First Baptist Church, Lee Room
111 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA

Please join the League of Women Voters – Worcester for an informative evening that will challenge your concept of what is “news”—what you read, see, and hear. Expert panelists will bring their ideas and opinions on how they decode the daily flow of information.   [Read more…]

From the City of Newton: Drop-In Recovery Resource Night

Environmental Issues Committee meeting on Thursday

The Environmental Issues Committee will meet on Thursday, November 16th at 11 am at Panera Bread in Newton Center.  If you’re interested in issues ranging from updating our water and sewer systems to gas leaks to green energy in Newton, come join us!

WSCC Movie Screening–The Divine Order on December 1

Join the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition for the Opening Night Screening of “The Divine Order” at Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, Friday, December 1 at 7 pm!

About the movie:  Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as the reason why women still did not have to right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a quaint village who must learn to become an unflinching suffragette leader. After organizing the village’s first meeting to support women getting the right to vote, her family is mocked, bullied, and shunned. Despite the obstacles and backlash, Nora perseveres and convinces the village women to go on strike, abandoning their homes and families. A strong ensemble cast brings the story to its inspirational conclusion when Swiss women finally secure the right to vote in 1971. The Divine Order is a heartfelt and captivating film about regular people demanding their right to an equal voice. (Dan Hunt, Tribeca Film Festival Guide, 2017) [Read more…]

More discussion of Home Rule petition by City Council on Wednesday, November 15th

The Programs and Services Committee of the Newton City Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:45 pm in the Council Chamber at Newton City Hall.  The committee will be discussing what recommendation to put forward (if at all) to the whole City Council on December 4th.  The docketed item is for a reduction in the size of the City Council from 24 to 16, and a new structure of 8 at-large councilors and 8 ward councilors.  Our current structure has 16 at-large councilors and 8 ward councilors.

This meeting will not include a public hearing.  If you wish to comment on this proposal, you can email the members of the committee through the committee clerk at kdean@newtonma.gov or you can email the entire city council at citycouncil@newtonma.gov.

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