Fifth Annual A Cappella for a Cause @ University Crossing
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The fifth annual A Cappella for a Cause! This year, proceeds will be going to the Center for Hope and Healing, a local counseling center for victims of sexual assault here in Lowell.

Fermata Nowhere will be performing, as well as guest groups. There will also be guest speakers from CHH.

We hope to see you there!

Take Back the Night Planning Committee @ The Center for Hope and Healing (Ground Floor)
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Healthy Relationships Open Mic Night @ Billy's Barbershop
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Healthy Relationships Open Mic Night @ Billy's Barbershop

What do you think about love? Do you have a love for pets? Is there a special someone? Is there a sad, happy or amazing story you want to share? Is there someone you want to express your love and respect to? Want to expose people in your circle to healthy ways of engaging a relationship?

Come and express with us and possibly earn a gift card among other prizes.

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.

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

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.

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
-Syringes, lancets, pen and pump needles
-Narcan Nasal Spray

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.

White Ribbon Day Celebration @ Northern Essex Community College, Hartleb Technology Center
Mar 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Take Back the Night (POSTPONED) @ Lowell City Hall
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We are very excited to announce that Lowell’s 15th Annual Take Back the Night will take place on April 30th at Lowell City Hall beginning at 6pm. Following the rally at City Hall, there will be a march to UMass Lowell’s University Crossing where survivors will have a chance to speak out and share their stories.

Join us in supporting survivors and ending sexual violence!

*If you want to volunteer at Take Back the Night email tbnlowell@gmail.com*