August 23, 2007 — Vol. 43, No. 2
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The New Face of AIDS: Our Mothers, Our Sisters, Our Daughters
The W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University presents their annual Martha’s Vineyard forum entitled “The New Face of AIDS: Our Mothers, Our Sisters, Our Daughters,” to take place at the Old Whaling Church, located at 89 Main St. in Edgartown at 5 p.m. The evening will begin with a rigorous discussion of the topic among the panelists, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Admission is free, but advance tickets are required. Tickets are available beginning on August 22 at Alley’s General Store, located on State Road in West Tisbury (508-693-0088), Bunch of Grapes, located at 44 Main Street in Vineyard Haven (508-693-2291) and C’est La Vie, located 51 Circuit Avenue in Vineyard Haven (508-693-6181).


Citywide Girls Summit
Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Honorary Chairwoman Mrs. Angela Menino and Boston Centers for Youth & Families invite Boston girls, ages 12 to 18, to attend the city’s second Girls Summit. 9 a.m. at Northeastern University’s Curry Student Center. Through interactive workshops, panel discussions, entertainment, and presentations, girls will gain access to information and resources focused on these areas: Safety: dating violence, crime, harassment, self-defense and Self-esteem: media images, sexuality, empowerment. Girls speak2, in a town meeting format, will be preceded by a panel discussion. The goal of this FREE summit is to demonstrate to girls that there are both individual women and organizations that care about them and stand ready to help them develop into healthy, educated, strong and successful members of the community. The summit will connect girls to a variety of resources and opportunities across the city as well as facilitate dialogue and relationships between Boston’s girls and local women who have achieved success and are positive role models. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The Summit is sponsored by Boston Centers for Youth & Families and Boston Children’s Hospital and hosted by Northeastern University’s Sport in Society. To register, or for more information, please call 617-635-4920 x 2804, or download the registration form at

Latin Jazz Concert in the Garden
Fredrick Douglas Peace Garden Presents Latin Jazz Concert in the Garden. 2-7 p.m. An event aimed to build on the unity of the neighborhood, featuring music, great food, and produce from local garden! For more information call Nataka S. Crayton



25th Anniversary Celebration of the Gifting of the Schooner Ernestina to the United States from the Republic of Cape Verde.
Dockside activities for all ages include: multi-cultural music and food, a commemorative ceremony to mark this milestone in her passage, and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the State Pier located downtown on MacArthur Drive and off of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway in New Bedford. Commemorative Ceremony at 12 noon will feature the Cape Verdean Consul General to the United States, federal, state and local elected officials, and other distinguished guests. Admission is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call 508-992-4900 or visit: or

Boston Caribbean Carnival 2007
In 1973 Ken Bonaparte Mitchell and a group of Trinidadians residing in Boston, Massachusetts started the “Trinidad style” Carnival. It is now known as Boston Carnival. The annual street parade attracts hundreds of thousands of participants and attendees. Most of them have Caribbean heritage from the countries in the Caribbean archipelago from the north Jamaica through to Guyana in South America. Starts on Martin Luther King Blvd. to Blue Hill Ave at Franklin Park (Boston). For more info


Boston Young Artists Showcase
Bring down the curtain on the summer season with special performances from Zumix, Riverside Theatre Works and Boston City Singers. 6-8 p.m. at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. For more information go to

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