Educational Program on Guardianship in Jamaica Plain

Guardian Community Trust, a nonprofit created to improve the lives of seniors and individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts, is partnering with Ethos in Jamaica Plain, to convene an educational program for local caregivers about resources and tools for enabling care in the community, including guardianship and alternatives to guardianship.  The program is designed so that local caregivers to the elderly and individuals with mental illness and disabilities will understand the options available when a person is no longer able to make decisions for themselves. Presenters:

Heather Connors, Ph.D., director of research, Guardian Community Trust

Traci Cucinotta, MSW, MBE, LICSW, education and training specialist, Guardian Community Trust

Cultural Survival Bazaar

Immerse yourself in the songs, colors, textures, and stories of Indigenous artists and their cultures from around the world at this free admission, family friendly festival. Since 1975, Cultural Survival's Bazaars have brought Indigenous artists from the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tibet, India, Nepal, China, and more! Buy finely embroidered tapestries and scarves; jewelry of silver, glass, and stone; aromatic woven natural fiber baskets; brilliantly colored paintings; handmade clothing; carved, knit, wire, and beaded animals; and much more. Listen to live Indigenous music, chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures, and celebrate the season with a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world. Free admission
Free parking
10 minute walk from Harvard Square red line train station
Bus stops 68, 83 (Broadway @ Felton St.

Pros and Cons of Assisted Plant Migration

Climate change poses many challenges to plants that are adapted to particular environmental conditions. Conservation biologists ask: How best can we protect plant diversity in light of these challenges? Should we actively move plants or genes, protect land that enables plants to migrate on their own, or take other steps? Engage in a moderated, lively discussion based on provided readings and your own opinions.

The JP Neighborhood Development Corp.'s booth at WUTE 2016. From left: Executive Director Richard Thal, Francia De Jesus, Anna Waldron and Kelly Ransom.

Wake Up the Earth Nonprofit Roundup: How to Get Help or Get Involved

Dozens of local nonprofits turned out for Wake up the Earth on Saturday to share their messages of caring and activism. Need help? Want to get involved? Here’s how:

The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine supports Palestinians in their struggle to end the occupation and “raises awareness about Israel’s use of water as a weapon against the people of Palestine.” Sara Driscoll said, “We want the state of Massachusetts to stop aligning with Israel until the occupation ends.” Contact bostonallianceforwaterjustice@gmail.com for more information. The Arborway Committee for Public Transit is advocating to extend the green line to Hyde Square.

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