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At the YWCA … Abby’s House and Our Story Edutainment … Tom Petty … and more!

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Abby’s House and Our Story Edutainment present Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Spoken Word and Lyrics

In Honor and Remembrance of Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

When: Wednesday, October 19

Where: Worcester Public Library

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Please join us for an evening of caring and remembrance as Worcester’s finest
poets and singers Honor victims and Celebrate survivors of Domestic Violence.

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Oct. 20 at Clark University, 950 Main St. …

Tom Petty biographer talks about men’s emotion in rock music

Clark University presents “Men, Masculinities and Emotion in Rock and Roll,” a conversation with Warren Zanes, author of “Petty: the Biography,” and executive director of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, beginning at 7 p.m., Oct. 20, in the Daniels Theater at Atwood Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Zanes’ book about Petty, released in late 2015, has been hailed as a masterpiece in biography, revealing “an X-ray of the most fragile, most volatile, and most sublime social unit ever invented: the rock-and-roll band. The alliances, the distortions, the deep bruises and the absurd elations that can never be explained to an outsider” (Journalist/author Stephen Dubner).

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Warren Zanes

Zanes, who has taught at several U.S. universities, also was vice president at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His writing subjects range from Jimmy Rogers to Dusty Springfield, to the Willburn Brothers to the History of Warner Bros. Records. Additionally, Zanes made three records with the 1980s rock and roll band the Del Fuegos and three as a solo artist.

Michael Addis, professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University, organized the talk and will serve as moderator. Addis is director of the Research Group on Men’s Well-Being. He is an expert on men’s help seeking, masculinity, depression and men’s health issues, and is the author of “Invisible Men: Men’s Inner Lives and the Consequences of Silence.”

“Rock and blues music is one of the only places in popular culture where men reveal pure emotional vulnerability, although it’s often hidden in layers of anger and other more hypermasculine ways of expressing pain.” ~ Michael Addis

“Warren Zanes is a true polymath; accomplished musician, author, professor of visual and cultural arts … We are very fortunate, and very excited, to have him visit Clark,” noted Addis.

Addis, a musician himself, described his connection with Zanes: “Over the last ten years I have been using Tom Petty’s music and lyrics regularly in my psychology of men and masculinity and psychology of music classes. When I read Warren’s recent biography on Petty I was so impressed with it that I contacted him immediately and found out not only that he had a connection with Clark (the Del Fuegos were Boston-Based and played at Clark in the ‘80s), but also that he was interested in the psychology of music, and in the issues of silence and invisibility in musician’s lives – something I had written about extensively in my book, ‘Invisible Men.’ ”

The talk is sponsored by the Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology at Clark University.

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Today! REC FARMERS MARKET AT BEAVER BROOK PARK – ACROSS FROM FOLEY STADIUM, Chandler Street!

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MAIN SOUTH! Tomorrow! SATURDAY!

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FREE FOR ALL SCHOOL TEACHERS! How to implement suicide prevention programs in their schools

We are hosting a few trainings across Massachusetts for middle and high school staff.

The training teaches schools basic suicide prevention knowledge and how to implement and evidence-based suicide prevention program in their school.

The training is free and gives attendees the opportunity to get the program for free.

This is a half-day training appropriate for any school staff or community members who will implement the SOS program or provide gatekeeper training.

Topics include:

· Warning signs, risk factors, and symptoms of depression and suicide in youth

· How to respond to youth at risk

· SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program implementation best practices

· How to talk safely to teens about suicide

· Training adults in your communities and schools to support at-risk youth in seeking help

· Tips on breaking down barriers to youth suicide prevention and action steps

As you may know, Massachusetts passed legislation that encourages school personnel to receive training on suicide prevention.

Staff who attend this training will be prepared to return to their schools and deliver suicide prevention gatekeeper training to all staff.

North Central Massachusetts – October 19 – Gardner

In partnership, the Montachusett Suicide Prevention Taskforce and SMH invite your staff to a training at Heywood Hospital in Gardner.

This training is provided free of charge thanks to the support of Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Western Massachusetts – Date TBD – Location TBD
This training is provided free of charge thanks to the support of Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Southern Massachusetts – Date TBD – Raynham MA
In partnership, Bristol County Suicide Prevention Coalition and SMH invite your staff to a training at the First Congressional Church of Raynham. Date and time TBD.
This training is provided free of charge thanks to the support of the Makayla Fund

To learn more about the trainings, feel free to contact Chelsea Biggs at cbiggs@mentalhealthscreening.org.

Compassion! Community! Always in style! … Today! FREE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES at St. John’s church, Temple St.! … and head to University Park!

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TODAY AND EVERY SATURDAY!!!

9:30 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M.

AT ST. JOHN’S CHURCH!

20 Temple St.

FREE FRUITS 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! 2 cool happenings at University Park, aka Crystal Park – Main Street – across from Clark University!

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FREE!

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

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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:

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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!