Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group

Fall 2017 Events

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Stories of Reaching Across Class Differences: True Story Theater

Saturday, October 14 from 7:30 pm9:15 pm
The Arlington Center – Yoga Studios
369 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA

True Story Theater addresses how class differences affect our relationships.

Event costs between $5 and $20.




How to Be an Effective Citizen Lobbyist: Senator Cindy Friedman and Colleen Kirby 

Monday September 18, from 7-9
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington; in the Vestry

630 Mass Ave, Arlington Center

Event is welcome and free to all!


This workshop is perfect for any concerned citizen who would like to learn how to be persuasive when speaking with legislators and influence government decisions.

*This event is specific to reform for the justice system in MA, but the principles can be applied to other issues.



Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group

Spring 2016 Events


Arlington Reads Together Kick off with Nicole Maines: You are Part of the Story
Saturday March 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Arlington Town Hall

Event is free and oped to the public but registration is suggested




Stories of Welcoming: Brought screen-shot-2016-12-10-at-9-44-33-pmto life by True Story Theater
A free community event! Thursday, December 156:30-8:30 p.m.
The Medford Public Library, Community Room
111 High Street, Medford MA






Murder, Policing and Race a discussion on two authors perspectives. Monday, November 21 7-9 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington 630 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Center, in the Parlor.


Blind Spot

A Book Discussion on “Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People” – Thurs., June 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington ( the Stanton Parlor) , 630 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center




LGBT Seniors

LGBT Senior Healthy Aging Panel – Thur., May 5, 7 – 8 PM, Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple Street.

Join an informative panel discussion and Q&A with professionals on personal safety, LGBT, senior housing, safe sex, Medicare, mental health issues


 Stories of Stigma“Stories of Stigmas” – Tues., May 10, 7:00 – 8:45 pm, at Robbins Library Community Room

With True Story Theater, explore aspects of feeling stigmatized – or stigmatizing others.


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“Meet Fannie Barrier Williams” – Wednesday, May 18, 7 to 8:30 pm at Robbins Library Community Room, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington. High school students are welcome to attend.

Fannie Barrier Williams (1855-1944) grew up in Brockport, N.Y., where black and white children were educated together and freely visited each other’s homes. Imagine Fannie’s surprise and distress when she moved to the South to teach.





“Being An Active Bystander” – Wed., May 25, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at Arlington Center for the Arts

With True Story Theater and facilitator, learn skills and practice responses to incidents of injustice.

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StereotypesPhotography Exhibit -“Stereotypes: A Conscious Look at Race, Faith, Gender and Orientation”  Mon., March 7 – Fri., April 15;

With Arlington Center for the Arts, we bring photographer Kevin Briggs’ powerful work to Arlington.

Exhibit Hours

Americanah_Adichie“Identity in Arlington and ‘Americanah’”  Tues., Mar. 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Robbins Library Community Room. Diversity Task Group co-sponsoring with Robbins Library.

This panel discussion featuring Arlingtonians will explore the many forces that impact the creation of one’s identity: culture, race, gender, class and personal will.


Unconscious Bias“Unconscious Bias”   Thurs., April 7, 7:00 pm at Arlington Town Hall

We all have biases toward and against other people, especially those different from us. We’ll explore how those biases affect all aspects of our society, and what we can do about them. Presenter: Christopher Dial, Lab Manager, Social Cognition Lab, Harvard University.


Embrace diversity and celebrate individuality – 2016 AIFF  Poster Contest & Reception on Thur., Apr. 21, 7 PM at the ACA, 41 Foster Street.

Join us for music & refreshments. All poster submissions will be on display and the winning poster will be unveiled.