May 8, 2008 — Vol. 43, No. 39
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An Evening Discussion and Book Signing with
Author David W. Blight
Two newly uncovered narratives and the biographies of the two self-emancipated men who wrote them are published in David Blight’s new book, “A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom.” David Blight magnifies the drama and significance by prefacing the narratives with each man’s life history. 5:30 p.m. — Reception. 6 p.m. — Program. or 617-725-0022 ext. 25. No admission fee. Museum of African American History. 46 Joy St., Beacon Hill, Boston.

Nadejda Marques “Born Subversive: A Memoir of Survival”
“Born Subversive” is the memoir of Nadejda Marques, a woman born in the midst of social upheaval, violence and transformation in Brazil. In 1973, when she is just nine months old, her father is kidnapped, tortured and murdered by the military regime that seized power in Brazil in 1964. Nadejda and her mother flee to Chile and arrive just days before the military coup d’état led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet in September 1973. They become refugees setting off on a journey that takes them to Sweden, Russia, Cuba, Panama and, finally, back to Brazil. Later, Nadejda continues her own journey, marrying an American human rights activist in Brazil, working in Angola and settling in Massachusetts. 7 p.m. Central Square Library, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge. FREE. For more details, contact Center for New Words at 617-876-5310 or cnw@centerfor


Uplift Your Soul While Living with Cancer at The Women’s Health Forum
This interactive workshop at The Dimock Center, will focus on the signs and symptoms of depression, available resources for cancer patients, and how friends, family and your faith system can help. Led by Nancy Gaulin, PsyD, of The Wellness Community, Larell Dennis, MS, LMHC, of the Dimock Center, Reverend Pamela Gillard of the Morning Star Baptist Church, and cancer survivor, Esterlene Jacks. 11-11:45 a.m. Please feel free to bring your questions. To learn more, please call Andrea Williams, 617-442-8800 ext.1790. All programs are free of charge. The Wellness Community at The Dimock Center, 55 Dimock St., Roxbury. A program provided in partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, The Dimock Center and The Wellness Community-Greater Boston.

SAT., MAY 10

Herb Pomeroy Memorial Concert: Celebrating MIT’s Father of Jazz
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will celebrate the life of Herb Pomeroy with a concert at 8 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Admission is $5 at the door. Performers will include the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr. Music Director; MIT Alumni Jazz Ensembles, and special guests Jamshied Sharifi, Greg Hopkins, Magali Souriau, Everett Longstreth, Ran Blake, Jeff Galindo and Mark Harvey. The concert will feature a world premiere by Sharifi for jazz orchestra and other works especially composed for Herb Pomeroy by Souriau, Hopkins and others. For more info:

SAT., MAY 10

Roxbury’s EarthWorks Leading Spring Home Landscaping Workshops
Hands-on workshops highlight the use of Native and Edible plants in the home landscape. Edible Landscaping 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. This class offers participants the planning and technical skills to incorporate fruit- and nut-bearing plants into an existing home landscape. Participants will develop ideas for their own spaces and practice new technical skills at the demonstration site where the class will take place. Participants will be encouraged to consider the aesthetics, maintenance implications, and environmental impact of their design. Takes place in Roslindale. Call Benjamin Crouch, Urban Forestry Program Director, at 617-442-1059, for more information.

Franklin Park Weeds As Feed Nature Walk — Finding Edible & Medicinal Plants and Herbs
Join local naturalist, Pamela Kristan, on a spring walk in the park to learn about the plants and greens that can feed and heal us. Sample treats, ask questions, and learn where to find recipes. Meet at the Glen Road Entrance to Franklin Park at 4 p.m. For more information, directions, and to RSVP: 617-282-2881 / www.franklin

SUN., MAY 11

12th Annual Mothers’
Walk for Peace
In the context of a 10-year high in teen homicides in the city of Boston, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute is preparing for its 12th Annual Mothers’ Walk for Peace, a fundraiser to support families statewide who have lost loved ones to violence. Starting at Field’s Corner in Dorchester. Registration starts at 7 a.m. The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute is named after 15-year old slain visionary Louis D. Brown. For additional information on the walk, including downloadable pledge forms, flyers, pre-registration information and this press release, please visit: www.motherswalk

MON., MAY 12

The Mathematics in Music
Pianist-engineer Elaine Chew will explore mathematical principles in music through the performance of contemporary pieces that employ rhythmic, melodic, and tonal combinations, permutations, and transformations. “The Mathematics in Music — a concert-conversation with Elaine Chew” will take place at 4 p.m., at MIT’s Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Dr., Cambridge. Admission is free. This presentation of the program in the Northeastern United States marks the ten-year anniversary of MIT Professor Peter Child’s Doubles III (1998) written for Chew, and will include the Boston premier of two new pieces: Sudoku Variations (2006) by Tamar Diesendruck, and A Simple Gift for Elaine (2008) by Rodney Waschka II, also composed for Chew, for this particular concert program.

Senior Safety Forum
Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey will host a community discussion regarding senior safety and housing during a forum from 10 a.m. - noon at the Mattapan Family Service Center, 535 River St, Mattapan. Councillor Yancey will moderate the discussion between community members and guest panelists from the Boston Police Department, the Boston Society of Vulcans, the Mattapan Family Service Center, the Rental Housing Resource Center, and Greater Boston Legal Services. Call Owen Toney at 617-635-3131 for further details.

WED., MAY 14

Next Steps in Starting-up and Growing Your Business
Free workshop in your neighborhood! We offer technical and legal assistance on building your new business or growing your existing business with information on finding and obtaining capital. Vietnamese American Community Center, The Great Hall, 42 Charles St., Fields Corner, Dorchester. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Workshops are free! To register or for more information call: 617-305-8096 (English), 617-305-8094 (Español). Sponsored by: City of Boston Office of Business Development; Codman Square NDC; Dorchester Bay EDC; DotWell; Goodwin Procter LLP; Hung Tran Law Offices; Jamaica Plain NDC; Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Economic Justice Project; Nuestra Culinary Ventures; Roxbury CommunityCollege; VietAid, Inc.

HIV/AIDS Related Cancers & Depression
This program will provide information about HIV/AIDS related illnesses. Kimberly Rawlins, MD, Consulting Psychiatrist and Larell Dennis, MS, LMHC, both of The Dimock Center, will discuss HIV/AIDS in families and friends, compromised immune systems, stigma related to HIV and cancer, and symptoms and treatment of depression. 12:30-1:15 p.m. All programs are free of charge. The Wellness Community at The Dimock Center, 55 Dimock St., Roxbury. A program provided in partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, The Dimock Center and The Wellness Community-Greater Boston.

Open Sings
Come join Dedham Choral Society in its Open Sings! A great opportunity to sing great music with a choral group led by Jonathan Barnhart, Music Director. Verdi Requiem — Wednesday, May 14; Gilbert & Sullivan HMS Pinafore — Wednesday, May 21. Location: Allin Congregational Church, 683 High St., Dedham. 7:30 - 10 p.m. $10 per session. or 781-326-1520.


Stories In A Black Box
Stories In a Black Box is an art exhibit by a group of eight emerging artists. The show incorporates a variety of media including photography, video and encaustic wax. Opening Reception May 15, 7 - 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through May 30. Gallery hours: M-F, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Brant Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, 621 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-879-7333. Free and open to the public.

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