The Town of Bourne also known as the gateway to Cape Cod since the Cape Cod Canal splits the town through the middle and the Bourne Bridge is way over the canal to the Cape.
The town was founded in 1884 and is located in Barnstable County. Bourne is the first town on Cape Cod that has oceanfront on both the north and east sides and provides many recreational activities including golf courses and water parks.
The annual Bourne Scallop Festival is held during the month of September and the celebration attracts visitors from across the nation. Other attractions include the Bourne Scenic Park and the National Marine Life Center.
The events of 9/11, the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and most recently, the atrocities committed by ISIS forces in Iraq have all placed tremendous strain on American-Muslims’ relations with non-Muslims in communities across America. Mutual suspicion on both sides of the divide has limited opportunities for meaningful interaction on issues of common concern, and challenged our deeply-cherished American identity as a “melting pot” nation built by immigrants from all walks of life. Even in the Pioneer Valley - a region nationally-recognized for its diversity, tolerance, and wealth of top-tier academic institutions - these global events have had a palpable impact on community relations. The high-profile trial and conviction of Muslim-American Ayyub-Abdul Alim on charges of illegal firearm possession in Springfield, the arrest of two Somali sisters over a physical altercation with a classmate over alleged bullying in West Springfield, and the protests and counter-protests these events spawned illustrate the extent of divisions within our community
Approximately 2% of Pioneer Valley residents practice Islam, and many of those identifying as Muslim are recent immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa. Assimilation into American life can be difficult and confusing process that discourages many Muslims from connecting with Americans outside of their tightly knit immigrant community. Likewise, Muslims’ presence in the community can be a source of tension for many native-born residents who have never met a Muslim before, and who base their impressions of the culture and religion on such high-profile events as the Boston Marathon Bombing or 9/11. Public sector officials who come into contact with Muslims may struggle to provide appropriate support without a contextual understanding of the familial or cultural dynamics at play.
Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and Critical Connections invite you and your colleagues to attend a free, full-day conference entitled Building Inclusive Communities: Engaging with our American-Muslim Neighbors.Join the Pioneer Valley’s leading policy makers, academics, and opinion leaders as they explore how divides between American-Muslims and the broader American public have manifested in our community post-9/11. This gathering of religious and community leaders, educators, social service providers, and law enforcement and media personnel is intended to provide public sector workers with an opportunity to improve their understanding of the American-Muslim experience, and identify strategies each sector can play in building safer, more inclusive communities.
Event highlights include:
Panel discussions chaired by local leaders in the education, law enforcement, faith-based, social service sectors on the problems, struggles, and opportunities faced by Muslim-Americans and non-Muslims in relation to one another;
Sector-specific working groups on strategies for building safer, more inclusive communities, drawing on best practices developed in other regions of the country;
A review of practical skills and competencies for engaging with resident Muslim and immigrant refugee communities.
A free networking lunch catered by Cedar’s Restaurant in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Featuring statements by subject matter experts and career professionals from across the Pioneer Valley, including:
Mohammed Najeeb, Ascentria Immigrant and Refugee Services
Rev. Susannah Crolius, Western Mass Immigrant and Refugee Consortium
Carlton Williams, ACLU-Massachusetts
Agent Robert Lewis, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force - Pioneer Valley
Rabbi Justin David, B'nai Israel Synagogue
Neil Gile, Wolf Swamp Elementary
Dr. Kamal Ali, Westfield State University
...and many more. **Please note: Karuna Center and Critical Connections will limit registration to social workers, faith leaders, educators, and law enforcement officers based in the Pioneer Valley until Oct 27th at which point we will open registration up to the broader public to fill any remaining seats.
Proposed Conference Schedule
When: Nov 7, 2014 8 AM to Nov 7, 2014 4 PMin Holyoke, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08 )
Join us for a Cocktail Gala honoring 40 of the South Shore's emerging leaders!
Network with awardees and sponsors at the pre-event VIP reception from 6-7 p.m. featuring raw bar, champagne and live music.
The main event begins at 7 with an award ceremony from 7:45- 8:30 p.m. hosted by Shayna Seymour - WCVB-TV Producer & Reporter followed by music and Gourmet selections from Granite Links Executive kitchen. Valet parking available, cash bar.
Proceeds to benefit South Shore Stars - providing access to education, enrichment and family support to 1,200 South Shore families.
Please join me and the Lincoln Hill Trio plus the fabulous Jim Gwin (percussion) and Mike Monaghan (sax) for a night of good music and a terrific party! Mary's original songs range from badass blues to hot jazz to smoky cabaret- all from the point of view of a feisty, independent woman. Complimentary wine, beer and delectable desserts! What's not to like? CD's will be on sale. RSVP email@example.com
When: Nov 8, 2014 8 PM in Lincoln, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 20 )
http://coast2coastlive.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?eventid=505 Coast 2 Coast LIVE is an Interactive Artist Showcase that brings together artists, DJs, Models, Media and more for a professional networking event. Artists in the showcase are judged by a panel of celebrity judges via the exclusive Coast 2 Coast LIVE judging system on iPads, and the winner walks away with a huge prize package to take their career to the next level and join Coast 2 Coast in Miami for the 2015 Convention! Hosted by LIL FATS @LILFATSC2C ARTISTS: CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR SONG FOR CHANCE TO PERFORM! COAST 2 COAST LIVE SHOWCASE PRIZES: 1st Place Prize: 1 Hotel Room for 3 Nights at Coast 2 Coast Convention 2015 in Miami TBA 1 Free VIP Pass to the 6th Annual Coast 2 Coast Convention 2015 ($350 Value) Included in WorldStarHipHop.com Tour Recap Video ($750 Value) Premium Video Promotion Package ($1,000 Value) 1 Spot on an upcoming Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Hosted by Major Artist ($400 value) 1/2 Page Article in Coast 2 Coast Magazine ($250 Value) 2nd Place Prize: 1 Spot on an upcoming Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Hosted by Major Artist ($400 value) 1 Free Regular Pass to the 6th Annual Coast 2 Coast Convention 2015 in Miami TBA ($150 Value) Coast 2 Coast DJ Servicing with Feedback Report ($250 Value) Rep Your City Spot in Coast 2 Coast Magazine ($125 Value) 50 Spins on Coast 2 Coast Radio ($100 value) 3rd Place Prize: 50 Spins on Coast 2 Coast Radio ($100 value) 1 Free Regular Pass to the 6th Annual Coast 2 Coast Convention 2015 in Miami TBA ($150 Value)
When: Nov 11, 2014 9 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21 )
Join Investors' Circle for Beyond the Pitch: Boston! We will be showcasing 12-15 innovative companies that are solving a social and or environmental challenge.
Beyond the Pitch events are what you have come to expect from Investors' Circle -- promising entrepreneurs, quality company presentations, and investor engagement - with the extra IC elements that go beyond: facilitated investor conversations, immediate entrepreneur follow-up, and real opportunities to jump into due diligence. We're harnessing the momentum of the impact investing marketplace and getting more deals done.
"Soundstreet" will be joined by "Crown the Youth", "The Forz" and "BarRoom Heroes" on Friday November 14th Starting at 8:00PM. Come on out and see all 4 bands! Should be a great night of music. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.00.
When: Nov 14, 2014 8 PM in Hull, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20 )
Workshop #1 (October 25th) - Bringing Nature Indoors: setting up a nature provocation
Learn how to set up provocations, spaces for children to observe, play, and question through intentional experiences with materials. Discuss the importance of loose parts in child’s play and create your own set of wooden stick blocks to add to a play area in your home.
In the spirit of Walden, revisited, deCordova’s fall exhibition featuring contemporary artists’ responses to Henry David Thoreau and Walden Pond, we invite you to deepen your and your child’s relationship with nature. This series of hands-on workshops, inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, offer opportunities for parents to learn how to create environments where children and families can pause, observe, and connect to the natural world and each other.
Workshop 2 (November 1) - Natural Play Spaces: for small or large backyards
Workshop 3 (November 8) - Observing Nature: slowing down outside
When: Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to Oct 25, 2014 12 PMin Lincoln, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10 )
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