ANNOUNCEMENTS: July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 1:11 pm0 commentsViews: 32

Resistance_imgThe Resistance Coloring Book

In response to the presidential election and recent political climate, a local group has gotten together to create a new coloring book for adults with the theme—and title Resistance. Comedian Kristen Becker, who organized an interesting program called The Summer of Sass, bringing LGBT young adults from less tolerant parts of the country up to Provincetown to fill jobs here left unfilled by the recent reduction in visas for the foreign guest worker program, connected with local artist Justine Ives and Boheme Press to create the coloring book.

The book is ready to be printed, but could use some economic support. Ives designed the cover of the book (pictured here), which features coloring pages created by more than 15 local artists. The GoFundMe page for the project states: “The book is ready to go, so now it’s time to get it out to the world.  Here’s what we’ll do with the contribution you make today: print 1,000 coloring books to be sold in Provincetown’s bookstores and other retail outlets; provide modest stipends to each contributor because we believe, and we bet you do, too, that artists deserve to be compensated for their invaluable contributions to our world; promote the coloring book on social media and in the streets.

“And there’s even more!  Every penny of profit will fund Indivisible Outer Cape and Summer of Sass, which brings LGBTI young people facing harassment at home to work and live in Provincetown for the summer.  So the gift you make will have twice the impact!”

To support this project and learn more about it, visit their GoFundMe page: gofundme.com/ptowns-resistance-coloring-book.


Shabbat in Ptown

Central Reform Temple of Boston, a progressive Jewish congregation located at 15 Newbury Street in the Back Bay  Boston, will once again offer a series of summer Sabbath Eve worship services in Provincetown, on Friday evenings, July 21 and August 11 at 5:30 p.m.  These inclusive, egalitarian celebrations in prayer and song, will be led by Rabbi Howard Berman and the congregation’s musicians, with guest accompanist John Thomas and will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 236 Commercial Street, followed by an Oneg Shabbat social hour on the front lawn.

Central Reform Temple is the liberal Jewish presence in the center of Boston, and is active in the interfaith community and in the broader civic and social life of the city. With many members who are also residents of Provincetown, it has offered various programs here on the Outer Cape over the years.

People of all faiths and spiritual practice are warmly invited and welcome to participate. For further information, call 617.262.1202 or visit centralreformtemple.org.