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Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm – Hello Privilege, It’s Me, Chelsea -POSTPONED

The Hingham Unity Council is pleased to present this documentary in which comedian Chelsea Handler explores how white privilege impacts American culture -- and the ways it’s benefited her own life and career. The viewing will be held at Congregation Shaa'aray Shalam, 1112 Main Street in Hingham and will be followed by moderated conversation.

By |February 24th, 2020|Categories: Hingham Unity Council Events|

POSTPONED: Mr. Joy at Hingham High School

The Hingham Unity Council is excited to promote the ArtsEmerson presentation of Mr. Joy, a play that explores issues of race and class in America to help us find our common humanity, being brought to Hingham High on March 12 at 7 pm by Hingham METCO.  The students will also being seeing this powerful one-person play. The evening performance is free and open to the public.

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: Hingham Unity Council Events, Past Events, Upcoming Events|

January 19, 2020: Gospel Concert – The Morning Star Baptist Church Gospel Choir 

Sunday, January 19 at 4 pm
Place: The First Parish Unitarian Universalist Meeting House on Cohasset Common
This FREE concert (donations welcome) is part of Cohasset’s MLK weekend celebration! Supported by the Cohasset Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is being presented by the Cohasset Diversity Committee and First Parish Unitarian Church. 

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Past Events, South Shore Unity Council Events|

January 20, 2020: MLK Breakfast Featuring Speaker Adrian Walker, Boston Globe Columnist

Martin Luther King Day breakfast featuring Boston Globe Columnist Adrian Walker. This event is sponsored by the South Shore Unity Council.

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Past Events, South Shore Unity Council Events|

February 5, 2020: Author Event – Jared Hardesty, Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England

Shortly after the first Europeans arrived in 17th-century New England, they began to enslave the area’s indigenous peoples and import kidnapped Africans. By the eve of the American Revolution, enslaved people comprised only about 4% of the population, but slavery had become instrumental to the region’s economy and had shaped its cultural traditions. Slavery existed in Hingham and its neighboring towns. In this concise yet comprehensive history, historian Jared Ross Hardesty focuses on the individual stories of enslaved people in New England, bringing their experiences to life. He also explores the importance of slavery to the colonization of the region and to agriculture and industry, New England’s deep connections to Caribbean plantation societies, and the significance of emancipation movements in the era of the American Revolution.

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: Past Events|
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