Mar
3
Tue
Community Voices Dialogue @ Lowell National Historical Park
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Voices Dialogue @ Lowell National Historical Park

Join community members Fru Nkimbeng, Juan Boungou, Gifty Korankye, and Nicolette Pinnock for the African Community Center of Lowell’s new speaker series, the Community Voices Dialogue. The Community Voices Dialogue Speaker Series brings togetherleaders in the community to discuss issues in order to help build a healthy community.

Healing Circles @ The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc.
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Healing Circles offer survivors a safe space to express their feelings and share their stories. While every survivor’s story is unique, connecting with others who have had similar experiences can be life changing. We currently have two Healing Circles, one in English, and one in Spanish, that meet bi-weekly. Both groups are 18+, all-gender, and drop-in, which means participants do not have to sign up ahead of time.

Mar
4
Wed
Nailed It: Uncover the Real History of the Vietnamese Salon @ Middlesex Community College, Federal Building, Assembly Room
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

In virtually every city, state, and strip mall across the U.S., women get their nails done in salons likely owned by Vietnamese entrepreneurs.
Nailed It takes viewers from Los Angeles to the Bronx to meet the diverse people and relationships behind this booming and enigmatic
trade. Join MCC’s program for Asian American Student Advancement in a film screening and discussion with Nailed It director Adele Pham and local community nail salon technicians, moderated by Phi Tran, paralegal in the Asian Outreach Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services.
Classes welcome! For more information, please contact Linda Thiem atthieml@middlesex.mass.edu

Mar
6
Fri
Grupo Para Sobrevivientes de Violencia Sexual @ The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc.
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

El grupo de apoyo para sobrevivientes de violencia sexual y sus seres queridos.
Este grupo busca abrir un espacio para reflexionar sobre nuestros sentimientos y reacciones, producto de la situación traumática que vivimos en el pasado. Es una oportunidad para ser escuchados sin ser juzgados y explorar nuestras propias experiencias mientras aprendemos de otros sobrevivientes que han pasado por lo mismo.
A través de la conexión y el empoderamiento encontraremos el camino para sanar nuestro dolor, el apoyo que necesitamos para seguir adelante y los recursos disponibles para lograrlo.

Si esta interesad@ en asistir a nuestro grupo por favor comuníquese con Olga al 9784527721 Ext 104

GLADLY
Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

GLADLY is a group for high school aged LGBQ/T young people to come together once a week and give voice to their experiences while being in community with others. We share resources and stories with one another while providing relevant psychoeducational tools related to coping with things like dysphoria, transitions (social, legal, and/or medical), and other things that may be coming up in their lives. We also set aside time to engage in creative self-care activities like drawing, painting, beading, etc.

Mar
8
Sun
LOWELL TALKS: Community Storytelling with Christa Brown @ Lowell National Historical Park; Boott Cotton Mills Event Center
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This year, we are honored to celebrate International Women’s Day with Christa Brown, the founder and leader of the Free Soil Arts Collective. Brown is an actress and storyteller who is based out of Lowell, MA. Some of her recent projects include the staging of “Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage,” and the creation of an original black history play with students from the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell (debuting February 2020). During this discussion, we will talk about Brown’s work in Lowell, the origins of the Free Soil movement (and the art collective she runs), and some of the collective’s upcoming projects. We will discuss the importance of “under-explored” or “underrepresented” stories and the power they have to
shape our culture.

Mar
10
Tue
Unwanted Medication and Sharps Disposal Day @ Lowell Health Department
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

By eliminating unwanted medications and sharps from your home, you are helping to keep your family and our community safe!

Accepted items:
-Prescription and over the counter medications (please remove pills from bottle and place in a sealed plastic bag)
-Liquid medications
-Inhalers
-Syringes, lancets, pen and pump needles
-Narcan Nasal Spray

Mar
12
Thu
Women of Color Open Mic @ Middlesex Community College Lower Cafe
Mar 12 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Own Stories is an open mic centering on the stories of women of color. Performers may bring their words, songs, stories, and wholeness.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Mar
13
Fri
GLADLY
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

GLADLY is a group for high school aged LGBQ/T young people to come together once a week and give voice to their experiences while being in community with others. We share resources and stories with one another while providing relevant psychoeducational tools related to coping with things like dysphoria, transitions (social, legal, and/or medical), and other things that may be coming up in their lives. We also set aside time to engage in creative self-care activities like drawing, painting, beading, etc.

Mar
17
Tue
Healing Circles @ The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc.
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Healing Circles offer survivors a safe space to express their feelings and share their stories. While every survivor’s story is unique, connecting with others who have had similar experiences can be life changing. We currently have two Healing Circles, one in English, and one in Spanish, that meet bi-weekly. Both groups are 18+, all-gender, and drop-in, which means participants do not have to sign up ahead of time.