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Dr. Shabazz will speak about Juneteenth, the newest State Holiday in Massachusetts. This year Juneteenth will be celebrated as a state Holiday. Dr. A Shabazz will talk about its history, significance and meaning as well as how Amherst and the Valley will celebrate and why it’s so relevant as we move toward being a more inclusive society.
The Amherst Neighbors Board of Directors holds a monthly meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month from 5-7 pm.
It’s time to get on your movie critic mojo and sign up for Amherst Neighbors’ inaugural film discussion group to discuss the highly acclaimed “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, with an all-star cast including Chadwick Boseman in his final role. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is an adaptation of an August Wilson play of the same name which tells the story of a turbulent recording session of the real-life Ma Rainey in a Chicago recording studio in the 1920s.
Come join Sandy Roth for a discussion of "Girl, Woman, Other", by Bernardine Evaristo. Goodreads‘ review says the book is "Teeming with life and crackling with energy — a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years.