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Phillis In Boston

Join Revolutionary Spaces for the debut of Phillis in Boston, an original new play dramatizing a key moment in the life of both the nation and the celebrated poet Phillis Wheatley, enslaved author of the landmark book “Reflections on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.” Published in London in 1773, it was the first known book […]

25th Anniversary Empowerment Gala

Come support a fabulous organization celebrating our 25th year and looking forward to the next 25! Meet Girls’ LEAP Honorees, past and current program participants, and supporters! Have a great time dancing to Sympli Whitney Productionz and enjoy the breathtaking views of Boston from the one-of-a-kind State Room venue!

Worldwide Elder Abuse Awareness Walk

Elder Abuse Awareness Walk on Boston Common on June 15 Sponsored by CBES, Ethos, Boston Age Strong Commission, Boston Senior Home Care, on Worldwide Elder Abuse Awareness Day Central Boston Elder Services joins with three other groups serving Boston-area seniors on the global June 15th “Elder Abuse Awareness Day” to bring concerned residents of all […]

Convergent Waves: Boston

Be the first to experience a new site-responsive, immersive, multimedia dance performance by Lenora Lee Dance and Pao Arts Center. The performance celebrates the contributions of activists and non-profit leaders, and reclaims space by eliciting stories of community agency, resilience, and transformation. Thursday, April 21 | 7:00 – 8:00 pm Friday – Saturday, April 22 […]

Virtual Book Talk: Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War

Pulitzer Prize finalist Howard W. French presents a sweeping narrative that traverses 600 years. The economic ascendancy of Europe, the anchoring of democracy in America, and the fulfillment of so-called Enlightenment ideals all grew out of Europe’s dehumanizing engagement with the “darkest” continent. Born in Blackness dramatically retrieves the lives of major African historical figures whose […]

A Free Celebration of Veterans at the Boston Athenæum

Free and open to all: Dr. Ginny Badgett highlights military history within the Boston Athenæum’s Special Collections. From Generals Washington and Knox through World War II, examine a selection of fine art, posters, prints, and other materials that depict and celebrate the service members of the United States Armed Forces. Featured artwork: The News, 1945. […]

Book Talk with Pulitzer Prize-winner Farah Stockman

Bay State Banner readers: register for FREE! American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears In this story about race, class, and American values, Farah Stockman explores how jobs serve as a bedrock of people’s lives and drive powerful social justice movements. This revealing book shines a light on our political moment, when joblessness […]

Virtual Book Talk: The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers in conversation with Sarah Burnes Registration is requested VIRTUAL TICKETS | Members and VESP holders free and Visitors $5 LOCATION | Zoom The 2020 National Book Award–nominated poet makes her fiction debut with this magisterial epic—an intimate yet sweeping novel that chronicles the journey of one American family, from the centuries of the colonial […]

George B. Henderson Foundation Applicant Forum

The George B. Henderson Foundation is hosting a virtual applicant forum on September 9 from 1-3 pm to discuss applications to the Foundation’s fall grant cycle, for historic preservation, outdoor spaces, and public art. Organizations city-wide are welcome. For more details and to register please visit

Education & Career Programs for Refugees & Immigrants

**Please note, this event has been cancelled. You can sign up using the link provided and JVS will contact you about our programs and how to apply.** Learn more about JVS and how our different programs can help you achieve your career goals. We have no wait-lists and are looking to enroll people now! We […]

George B. Henderson Foundation applicant forum

The George B. Henderson Foundation’s grants provide support for projects focused on the enhancement of the appearance and preservation of outdoor elements in the city of Boston. The Foundation encourages applications for projects in all neighborhoods of Boston that concern parks, city streets, buildings, monuments and architectural and sculptural works. The George B. Henderson Foundation […]

Ladies & Gents! Holiday Mixer 2019 at Savvor by Boston Men’s Dinner Group

Join Boston Men’s Dinner Group (BMDG), along with our partners, for our Holiday Mixer 2019! This event is open to all! So, Ladies & Gents join us for an evening of Convening, Networking & Holiday Cheer at Savvor Restaurant and Lounge! Food will be available for purchase at Savvor, as well as cash bar. Tickets […]