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Chris Edwards

Clark University
950 Main St.

March 16 at Clark University: regional transgender author to discuss new memoir, ‘BALLS: It Takes Some To Get Some’

Boston-area author and transgender advocate Chris Edwards will talk about his life-changing journey and read from his memoir, “BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some,” at Clark University at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 16, in the Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons, 2nd Floor.

The event is part of the Higgins School of Humanities’ spring dialogue symposium, “What’s so funny?” which includes lectures, community conversations and exhibits on humor.

Edwards grew up in the Boston suburbs and started the process of transitioning from female to male at the age of 26 when he was a copywriter at a high profile ad agency in Boston.

Edwards, who came out at a company board meeting before his white, middle-aged colleagues, endured 28 painful and extensive surgeries to become the man he is today.

He’ll reveal how humor helped him negotiate his gender transition and gain acceptance from his family, friends, and colleagues at a time when the word “transgender” was almost non-existent.

Edwards has been interviewed by O Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Refinery29, Vice.com, the Improper Bostonian, New York Post and NECN about his book, and about being young and transgender in the workplace. He was recently interviewed by The Boston Globe about his decision to attend his 10-year high school reunion while transitioning from Kristin to Chris.

“That’s when it hit me … everyone was going to assume I didn’t show up because I didn’t have the, well, balls,” Edwards told the Boston Globe. “And while technically that might have been true (that surgery was years away), after publicly transitioning in front of 500 coworkers I’d developed quite a set of cojones. I was not about to let my former classmates think I was ashamed. I was going.”

Books will be on sale and a signing will follow Edwards’ talk. This free, public event is sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

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EB3KP2 Flintlock pistol display at Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Flintlock pistol display at Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire, Scotland

March 16 at Clark University: historian to give talk, ‘Controlling Guns, Then and Now’

Historian Lois Schwoerer will present, “Controlling Guns, Then and Now,” at Clark University at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16, in the Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons, 2nd Floor.

This lecture offered as part of the Roots of Everything Series.

Currently in the U.S. much of the debate around gun control focuses on the second amendment, however, struggles between government effects to regulate gun ownership and public gun culture date back to the 16th and 17th century England. When the English government tried to limit possession and use of gun to wealthy subjects, the policy was met with outrage and willful disobedience.

In this timely talk, Professor Schwoerer will examine the impact of gun ownership and regulation on both the government and private subjects of early modern England. Mark Miller, professor of political science and director of Clark’s Law and Society concentration, will offer commentary.

Schwoerer is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor Emerita of History at George Washington University and Scholar in Residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library; she was a member of GWU’s History Department for 32 years. Professor Schwoerer’s recent book “Gun Culture in Early Modern England” identifies and analyzes England’s domestic gun culture from 1500 to 1740, uncovering how guns became available, what effects they had on society, and how different sectors of the population contributed to gun culture.

The Roots of Everything is a lecture series sponsored by the Early Modernists Unite (EMU) — a faculty collaborative bringing together scholars of medieval and early modern Europe and America—in conjunction with the Higgins School of Humanities. The series highlights various aspects of modern existence originating in the early modern world and teases out connections between past and present.

This free, public event is co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities, the Early Modernists Unite, and the Department of History.

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Purchase these NOT-TESTED-ON-BUNNIES cosmetics and personal care products at Walgreens, CVS, Target and your local super-market. Go cruelty-free!!

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Rose’s fave saint – ST. FRANCIS XAVIER – Patron Saint of Animals. This little St. Francis sits by Rose’s back door, blessing Lilac and Jett as they enter and leave the apartment. pic: R.T.

St. John’s Church
Temple Street, Worcester

ST. FRANCIS NOVENA

THE 94th ANNUAL NOVENA OF GRACE IN HONOR OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER will begin Saturday, March 4 and run through Sunday, March 12.

Mass and Novena prayers will be held on the weekdays at 9:15 AM, 12:15 and 6:15 PM and on the regular weekend schedule (Saturday 4:15 and 7:15 PM, Sunday 8 and 10:15 AM, 12:15 and 7:15 PM).

Benediction and Novena prayers will be celebrated at 2:15 PM on March 4th and March 11th.

This year’s theme is “The Love of Christ Impels.”

All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this great Lenten tradition!

Hallelujah!

From Mauro DePasquale:

There is a Mount Carmel Preservation Society General Meeting …

… Wednesday, October 26

172 Shrewsbury St.

All are invited to attend for the latest update and more.

We have good news about Our Lady of Mount Carmel church! The Historical Commission has delayed demolition for a year, the diocese is doing the construction work to make the church safe to use, and we’ve established the non-profit Mount Carmel Preservation Society. We hope the church can be re-opened soon.

We’re raising $120,000 to support the current phase of construction.

To donate on-line, go to:
https://www.gofundme.com/23uc7q4

For our friends wishing to join our email list: http://eepurl.com/ck3vgn

To mail a donation, send to:

The Mount Carmel Preservation (Fund)
in care of Commerce Bank
P.O Box 15020
Worcester, MA. 01615-9954
attn. Kelly Jacobson

Thank YOU,
Mauro DePasquale, President, MPS

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Operation Ranger Rosary

Putting a rosary into the hands of every member of the U.S. Armed Forces around the globe who wants one.

The immense power of our Lady’s intercession, especially through her favorite prayer of the rosary, is offered to those in harm’s way.

Operation Ranger Rosary will hold their next meeting on November 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Phelan Center, Blessed Sacrament Church, 551 Pleasant Street, Worcester.

Cecelia M. Mason

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St. John’s church – Temple Street, Worcester

Mass schedule:

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Today! Saturday morning! 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FREE FRUIT AND VEGGIE GIVE AWAY AT ST. JOHN’S CHURCH …

… food center, TEMPLE STREET. Every Saturday!

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Thank you, Stop and Shop, for donating your fruits and veggies to St. John’s church! (Oh, Lord, stay with us!)

The greening of Rosalie’s shack continues, unabated. Boughs bend, heavy with fruit! Petals of many colors curl and unfurl while Lilac naps…(do they make a sound?)

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Can you grow strawberries in a fourth-floor, Green-Island apartment?

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Rose pays 2, 3 and 4 bucks for her flowers. Her spider and tomato plants were free – gifts from friends. Babies at the time – you see their cousins strewn on Home Depot cement floors … big box store scraps… Don’t you see? They are Uranus looking for Puck and the other moons!

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I wish moonlight made my plants grow.

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I dig dirt! I dig digging my plants new digs!

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The furtive, mistress-up-the-street Sabino, my Italian grandfather. With 10 kids, wife and hound dog. An avid gardener… When building his house in North Worcester, by hand, with his sons, he directed them: not too big!

Sabino wanted most of his land for growing

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Empty pots beckon.
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I – Rose, named after my Polish grandmother, named after the velvety petaled flower – will drive around Worcester today, in search of the most perfect imperfect rosebud!

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– text+pics: Rosalie Tirella

Worcester! City of murals! City of artists! … and …

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Love her eyebrows! pic: R.T.

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Law, Anna, Constitution Day lecturer
Professor Anna Law

FREE! At Clark University

950 Main St.

Immigration law the focus of lecture on Constitution Day, Sept. 14

Clark University will host “Immigration Law: Does the Constitution Trump Building a Wall and Mass Deportations?” a lecture by Anna Law, Hebert Kurz Chair in Constitutional Rights at Brooklyn College, at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center, 950 Main St.

This event is a part of Clark’s official observance of Constitution Day.

Professor Law investigates the interactions of law, legal institutions, and politics. She is author of “The Immigration Battle in American Courts,” which examines the role of the federal judiciary in U.S. immigration policy, and the institutional evolution of the Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Professor Law is a former program analyst at the bipartisan, blue-ribbon United States Commission on Immigration Reform.

She has shared her expertise with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

She has received funding from the NSF for her current research, which focuses on immigration, federalism and slavery in American history.

This lecture is sponsored by Clark’s Law & Society Program, Pre-Law Advising, the Political Science Department, and the office of the Provost. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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TOMORROW!

EVERY SATURDAY MORNING!

FREE vegetables and fruits!

Free fresh fruits and vegetables will now be available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday mornings …

…. at St. John’s Church, at the St. Francis Xavier Center soup kitchen.

20 Temple St.

The St. Francis Xavier Center also has a food pantry and serves hot breakfasts, Mon. – Fri.

For you and your family!

At St. John’s!!

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A reminder… tomorrow:

Farmers Market 1-1-2

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Parents for a Better Worcester and
Families of the Worcester East Middle Neighborhood…

Invite you to…

A ‘Community Unity’ Event
And Resource Fair

FREE

Thursday September 15

5-7pm

at Mulcahy Field (right next to East Middle School), 15 Dorchester St.

We are Working to Make Our Community Safer!

Come and be part of the solution and
Find out What We All Can Do!

Together We Can Make A Difference!!

There will be a Resource Fair in the Cafeteria of Worcester East Middle School right after the program with information on after school programs, crime watches and programs for youth.

Be there!

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More murals, please!

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Help us END THE STIGMA – Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day at UMass Medical School!

As part of National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week, September 5 – 11, and World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, UMass Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry will host a day to raise awareness and provide education about suicide prevention.

Please join us Wednesday September 7th from 9:00-12:00, Medical school lobby and from 1:00 – 5:00, Sherman Building lobby.

There will be a short program beginning at 11:30.

Displays will include information tables and awareness ribbons to be distributed.

Each year, 42,773 Americans die by suicide, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

Of those, more than 6,000 are military veterans.

For every suicide there are ~ 25 attempts, resulting in over one million attempts annually.

Suicide has lasting impacts on individuals, families, friends and communities.

Estimates indicate the number of survivors of suicide loss in the U.S. is 15.09 million (1 of every 21 Americans in 2014).

Please stop by to express your support and to share your thoughts!

Today and every Saturday!!! 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. …at the mighty St. John’s church! The beginnings of a FOOD HUB???

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FREE!

EVERY SATURDAY MORNING

at ST. JOHN’S CHURCH

TEMPLE STREET

FREE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES!

For you – and your children!!!

THANK YOU STOP AND SHOP!!!!

Free fresh fruits and vegetables will now be available from 9:30 to 11:30 Saturday mornings at the St. Francis Xavier Center soup kitchen.

St. John’s Church

20 Temple St.

The St. Francis Xavier Center also has a food pantry and serves hot breakfasts, Mon. – Fri.

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Also, today! 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. REC’s Farmers Market at Crystal Park, Main Street!

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Go, REC, go!!!!

– R.T.