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November 2020

Greenhouse Ukulele Lessons with Saladin Islam

November 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
online

In this lesson, you will learn some of the easy chords on a ukulele that won’t require a lot of practice.   Not only will you learn how to play the ukulele, but I will show you 3 different songs you can play with the chords you’ll be learning.   These songs are: “I’m yours” – Jason Mraz, “Hallelujah” – Jeff Buckley, and “Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake   I will also show the variations these songs have in strumming pattern…

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From the Ground Up: Our Stories of Changing Places and Changing Lives with TrueStory Theater

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
online
Free

From the Ground Up! Our stories of changing places and changing lives: An interactive performance with True Story Theater to honor the stories of people willing to get their hands in the earth, feet on the streets, and open their hearts to imagination and action to help create healthy and vibrant communities. Come share your story about being part of Groundwork. What happens in a True Story Theater performance? Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the riveting…

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Tie Dye for Groundwork Somerville

November 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
online
Free

Join Groundwork Somerville staff, interns, and Green Team members and learn how to tie-dye your own t-shirt! Donate $20 and we'll deliver a tie-dye kit to you. Tie-dye kit includes custom Groundwork Somerville white t-shirt (printed by Villeside!), 3 colors in their own squeeze bottles, elastics, and plastic gloves. Donate $40 and we'll deliver a kit to you and a neighbor in need!

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Telling Your Story from a Leadership Perspective

November 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
online
Free

Join trainer Meridith Levy to learn how to tell your story from a leadership perspective. This is an interactive, 90-minute workshop. Learn how to tell your story to build your leadership skills. This workshop is free, interactive, and will take 90 minutes.

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Botany Buddies with Josia DeChiara

November 24, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A long time friend of the Groundwork Somerville community and a Cambridge educator, Josia has spent years learning from nature and teaching children, youth, and adults about a range of topics from agriculture to the water cycles. Join us as we learn more about the beautiful colors of fall in New England!   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/129906187905

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December 2020

Groundwork Somerville Annual Meeting

December 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
online

Join us on Wednesday, December 2nd for the Groundwork Somerville Annual Meeting! We'll be voting on new Board members, choosing our Executive Committee members, talking about the GWS at 20 celebration, and approving our 2021 budget. If you would like to join, please email director@groundworksomerville.org for a link!

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Andy’s Hot Sauce Workshop

December 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
online
Free

Join Andy in this interactive workshop to learn how to make your own hot sauce! Andy will set it up so that you can make the sauce with different kinds of kitchen tools. We will send you an ingredients list for various kinds of hot sauces, depending on your tastes. The equipment you will need outside of the usual kitchen equipment you have are: jars, glass weights, and silicone tops (airlock). GWS will gladly purchase you a kit for a…

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The Soul Nerve: Healing White Supremacy in Your Body

December 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
online
Free

Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, writes, “White-body supremacy doesn’t just live in our thinking brains. It lives and breathes in our bodies. As a result, we will never outgrow white-body supremacy just through discussion, training, or anything else that’s mostly cognitive. Instead we need to look at the body—and to the embodied experience of trauma.” Our bodies are wired for survival, and respond in specific ways to perceived…

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GWS Alumni Zoom Gathering

December 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
online

GWS Alumni Zoom Gathering December 13, 1 PM to 3 PM Join GWS alums from 2000 to 2020 as we talk about changing places and changing lives in Somerville! Grab a water, juice, or wine and get ready to hear stories from our first Executive Director all the way up to recent Green Team graduates. Register here for a link to the Zoom gathering!

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Activism in 2020: A panel discussion with local activists ft. Groundwork Somerville

December 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2020 has undoubtedly been a tumultuous year for us all. Activists in particular have experienced an intense year of organizing and advocating. Join us on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/events/744848053082518/) as we meet with three local organizers and activists to discuss the shared experiences of organizing, protesting, and advocating for change in the year of COVID-19. We will discuss the successes and challenges of organizing through the ongoing pandemic, as well as sharing our experiences with the rise of the BLM movement and…

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