January 24, 2008 — Vol. 43, No. 24
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“Letting Go of the New and Emerging the Old”: A workshop at the BK Learning Center for Peace.
This workshop is part of the “insightful dialogue” serried held monthly and sponsored by the Boston branch of the Brahma Kumaris. The event, which is open to the public and free of charge, explores the possibility that our whole way of looking at our lives, our history, our present, our future is completely upside down. Ancient spiritual and mystical explanations of our existence on earth seem almost entirely at odds with what we understand through both science and our direct experience of everyday life. Come and enjoy an evening with a yogi as he shares his experience of how he has aligned modern scientific thinking with ancient truths. All that is required is an open mind (remember, your mind is like a parachute – it works best when it’s open!) and a sense of wonder and fun as we delve into the ‘mysteries of the distant and forgotten past’. Our goal is to share with participants a whole new perspective on life and world affairs, providing a new lens through which to ask the questions: “Where have we come from? What are we doing here? And where are we going?” Please come early and join us for our evening meditation session. 7:30-9 p.m. Please RSVP. BK Learning Center for Peace, 75 Common St., Watertown. RSVP at boston@us.bkwsu.org or 617-926-1230. Directions/ www.bkboston.org.


Mind/Body Approaches to Depression and Anxiety
A FREE program for people affected by, or at risk for, depression or anxiety, and their family and friends. Presented by The Mood & Anxiety Disorders Institute Resource Center of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Check-in from 9:15-10 a.m. Complimentary lunch will be served. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. To register or learn more about the program, visit MADI Resource web site, www.moodan danxiety.org, or call 617-724-8318.

Special Education Conference
A Free Training and Clinic for Parents on Children’s Special Education Rights in Spanish and English. 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Hibernian Hall 184 Warren St., Roxbury. Morning Session: Overview of the special education process; Presentations on IEPs, inclusion, mediation, appeals, discipline and transition; Afternoon Clinics: Individual consultation time with attorneys from the Disability Law Center and other legal services agencies. Lunch will be provided. Registration by website, mail, email, fax, phone or TTY. Website: www.dlc-ma.org. Mail: Disability Law Center, 11 Beacon Street, Suite 925, Boston, MA 02108. Email: mail@dlc-ma.org. Telephone: 800-872-9992. Fax: 617-723-9125. TTY: 800-381-0577. Registration is FREE! Registration is required to prepare the materials for the event and to schedule a half hour consultation. This training is supported by the Massachusetts Bar Foundation Special Education Outreach Project Grant #1943.

Franklin Park Oral History Gathering
10 am-Noon. Come tell your stories about Franklin Park. Did you ride the trolley down Blue Hill Avenue to the park on Sundays as a child? Watch the elephants bathing? Buy hot dogs at the old refectory? If you grew up around Franklin Park or have lived nearby for a long time, please come share your memories of the park. Bring photos of you, your family and your neighbors in the park. Newcomers to the park are welcome to come listen. We are collecting stories and photographs for a book about Franklin Park. Light breakfast refreshments. At the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, Franklin Park Road, Roxbury. For more information and directions: 617-282-2881 / www.franklinpark



Health and the Developing World – Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Dr. David Gere is Director of MAKE ART/STOP AIDS, an international network of artists intervening in the AIDS epidemic. He also is Director of the Art | Global Health Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures. Dr. Gere’s most recent book, “How to Make Dances in an Epidemic: Tracking Choreography in the Age of AIDS,” is the recipient of the award for outstanding book publication from the Congress on Research in Dance. Dr. Gere’s lecture is entitled, Health and the Developing World — Alternative and Complementary Medicine. A reception will take place immediately following the lecture in the Marran Gallery, where an exhibition of scroll paintings related to the MAKE ART/STOP AIDS initiative will be on display prior to opening at the Fowler Museum at UCLA next month. Lesley University, Marran Theater in the Margaret A. McKenna Student Center at 47 Oxford St.,Cambridge, 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Carol Krems at 617-349-8286 or email ckrems@lesley.edu.


Race, Class and Obesity in the African American Community
Come learn about the changing history of diet in our community and how it’s affecting our health. 6-8 p.m. at the Roxbury YMCA, 285 Martin Luther King Blvd., Roxbury. Welcoming Remarks: Senator Dianne Wilkerson. Featured Speakers: Shiriki Kumanyika, Associate Dean of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Robert Hall, Acting Chair, African American Studies Department, Northeastern University. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Terry Mason at the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA): 617-524-6696, ext. 103 or tmason@mphaweb.org.

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