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Expresso Yourself @ the Historic Meetinghouse
A special evening at Expresso Yourself "Chasing the Light: A Night of Poetry and Spoken Word on Immigration Justice" This past summer, Betsy Johnson, a local poet and storyteller, joined with Jewish Family Services and CJPs Womens Philanthropy on a mission to San Diego to serve at a Refugee Resettlement Shelter hosting refugee families seeking asylum. It was a life changing experience that left her with a commitment to share her experience and continue the work of promoting immigration justice. It is with passion and deep sense of personal mission, that she share the evening with five award-winning slam poets, storytellers, and spoken word artists who share her commitment to environmental and social justice issues. *** Regie Gibson -- Former National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, Awarded a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship and the Brother Thomas Award from the Boston Foundation. *** Jamele Adams -- Celebrated and high energy slam poet and Dean of Students at Brandeis University, who was an electric TedxNatick Talk presenter. Adams is also well known in the Boston area for his efforts leading workshops dealing with issues of diversity. *** Amy Mevorach -- Performance poet, playwright, storyteller, organizer for social justice, who recently completed a memoir about racism, sexual violence, and what it means to be free. *** Ben Jackson -- Poet, dad of the decade, political activist and frequent contributor to the Boston Globe who recently sat down with Ted Cruz to discuss gun violence prevention efforts. *** Thea Iberall -- An award-winning storyteller and scientist. She is the author of The Sanctuary of Artemis, a book of contextual poetry and the visionary novel The Swallow and the Nightingale. She is also the playwright of We Did It For You! A Womens Journey Through History. *** Betsy Johnson -- Poet and writer of stories focused on finding the beautiful in the ordinary and metaphor in the details. Expresso Yourself is open to the community at large for people interested in the spoken word and music. It's an opportunity for artists to share their poetry, stories, and songs. It is held at the Historic Meetinghouse, 26 North Street, Medfield, MA. Doors open 5:30pm. Delicious dinner at 6pm. Open mic participants have 5 minutes to share. Original or non-original poetry, stories, performance art, music or songs welcome. Sticking to theme of immigration justice is encouraged. Teens and adults welcome. Pre-event sign up required for the open mic: theaiberall@yahoo.com Other videos: Expresso Yourself - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ5Qv8sOEms Regie Gibson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usQQ1SRoG7w&t=122s Jamale Adams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCkyrxruNaQ Thea Iberall - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj-xEGWOlBk

When: Nov 23, 2019 6pm to Nov 23, 2019 9:30PMin Medfield, MA
Cost: 5 - 20 USD

Expresso Yourself @ the Historic Meetinghouse

A special evening at Expresso Yourself @ the Historic Meetinghouse "Chasing the Light: A Night of Poetry and Spoken Word on Immigration Justice" This past summer, Betsy Johnson, a local poet and storyteller, joined with Jewish Family Services and CJPs Womens Philanthropy on a mission to San Diego to serve at a Refugee Resettlement Shelter hosting refugee families seeking asylum. It was a life changing experience that left her with a commitment to share her experience and continue the work of promoting immigration justice. It is with passion and deep sense of personal mission, that she share the evening with five award-winning slam poets, storytellers, and spoken word artists who share her commitment to environmental and social justice issues. *** Betsy Johnson (host) -- Poet and writer of stories focused on finding the beautiful in the ordinary and metaphor in the details. *** Regie Gibson -- Former National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, Awarded a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship and the Brother Thomas Award from the Boston Foundation. *** Jamele Adams -- Celebrated and high energy slam poet and Dean of Students at Brandeis University, who was an electric TedxNatick Talk presenter. Adams is also well known in the Boston area for his efforts leading workshops dealing with issues of diversity. *** Amy Mevorach -- Performance poet, playwright, storyteller, organizer for social justice, who recently completed a memoir about racism, sexual violence, and what it means to be free. *** Thea Iberall -- An award-winning storyteller and scientist. She is the author of The Sanctuary of Artemis, a book of contextual poetry and the visionary novel The Swallow and the Nightingale. She is also the playwright of We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History. *** Ben Jackson -- Poet, dad of the decade, political activist and frequent contributor to the Boston Globe who recently sat down with Ted Cruz to discuss gun violence prevention efforts. Expresso Yourself @ the Historic Meetinghouse is open to the community at large for people interested in the spoken word and music. It's an opportunity for artists to share their poetry, stories, and songs. It is held at the First Parish UU Church, 26 North Street, Medfield, MA. Doors open 6:30pm for delicious desserts. Show is 7:00-9pm Videos of our features: Expresso Yourself - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ5Qv8sOEms Regie Gibson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usQQ1SRoG7w&t=122s Jamele Adams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCkyrxruNaQ Thea Iberall - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj-xEGWOlBk Amy Mevorach - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVKSGnxqYoI&t=27s Proceeds from the evening will go to the Fund for Detained Children which helps provide critical supplies to asylum seekers and migrants in crisis. Learn more at https://www.cjp.org/our-work/fund-for-detained-children A portion will go to maintaining the Historic Meetinghouse of Medfield.

When: Nov 23, 2019 6:30PM to Nov 23, 2019 9pm in Medfield, MA
Cost: 5 - 20 USD

Green Friday Brew Moon Hike

Join us on Green Friday for a guided  night hike, topped off with local brews! We'll be hiking some of Rocky Woods' most beautiful trails and wrapping up at the Chickering Cabin Visitors Center for brews, bites and a blazing fire. After the hike, relax by the woodstove with fellow trekkers to enjoy delicious beers from Exhibit 'A' Brewing and light snacks inside our visitors’ cabin. You'll be able to sample the beer(s) you choose to purchase, if you are 21+.

This event runs rain or (lunar) shine!

Be sure to wear boot or shoes that are appropriate for hiking in potentially wet, rocky and muddy spots.

Space is limited for this event. Pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please email jpicard@thetrustees.org

FAQs

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Of course! Your furry friend is welcome on our hike as long as they are on leash. Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs inside the cabin, but pups are welcome to hang out just outside the cabin.

Q: How long is the hike?

A: Anywhere from 30-45 minutes depending on our group's size, ability, and whatever adventure our rangers have in store!

 

 

Questions? Want to become a Trustees member and enjoy free or discounted programs? Contact us at jpicard@thetrustees.org



When: Nov 29, 2019 12am in Medfield, MA
Cost: Member: $15; Nonmember: $25;

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About Medfield, MA
The Town of Medfield Massachusetts was founded in 1651 and is located in Norfolk County. The movie Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed at the Medfield State Hospital.

Those in town during the month of September should stop at Medfield Day for an afternoon of fun and games! Also visit the Dwight-Derby house (by appointment only) built in 1651 and is in the top 10 oldest homes in America.