Weekly Highlights: Roxbury International Film Festival, Anti-Racism Collaborative, Family Film Festival and More!

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This week the events still keep coming. Get out and “Find Your Fab!” at some of these great events. Check back for updates. Be sure to tell ’em where you got the info #thefabempire #bostonfab.

RIFF_25x5Monday, June 26

RIFF (Roxbury International Film Festival) and Haley House (12 Dade St, Roxbury) present: Dinner & A Movie which will include Fresh Frozen, Headmaster, One Eightieth of Zang Tianvi and Pineapple Diaries. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased here. Tickets are currently sold out, but you never know!

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Come to the Conversations Among Women: Women of Color at Work taking place at Simmons College (300 Fenway) in the LeFavour Library Building, L001-L002, Kotzen Meeting Room 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Women of color face unique challenges in achieving professional success. Sometimes it feels like we have to sell out to succeed Join them to share experiences and explore ways to be you and be successful. Appetizers will be served. Spaces are limited. RSVP today. Tickets start at $8.50.

High school students are invited to audition for Roxbury Strong: A Story of Emergence which comes to Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley Street, Roxbury) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please contact Ron Jones at 617.828.7491 if interested.

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Reclaim Roxbury is excited to invite you to our Roxbury Community Forum in collaboration with ACE at the Dudley Library (65 Warren St, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The city is currently deciding how to build on public land in Roxbury, land that used to be housing that was destroyed by the city during Urban Renewal in the 1960-70’s. Childcare will be provided, you just need to let them know in advanced.  Free to attend. RSVP here.

If you are looking to understand your role in the dynamics of systemic racism better and are interested in finding the next step in your journey of taking a stance for racial justice beyond talking about racism and social oppression – take this course Confronting Systemic Racism at the Anti-Racism Collaborative (30 JFK Street, Cambridge) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tuition is $70 per person. Sliding-scale need-based scholarships are available upon request. Get tickets here.

The Rap Slam takes place at Haley House (12 Dade St, Roxbury) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. You can sign up on the open mic or the slam. At 7:15: Slam Starts. 8 People will compete in round 1. 4 minute limit. Time point penalty. Judges will score each song. 4 people move on to round 2. 2 people move on to the final round. Last person standing will be the first rap slam champion. Please note: you need to bring something ready for an aux cable. No USBS or asking them to check YouTube songs. Come ready. This event will happen monthly.

PrudentialSaturday, July 1

Magic 106.7 invites you to the Family Film Festival – July & August with fun, family-friendly movies on Prudential Center’s (800 Boylston St) South Garden. Entertainment, children’s activities and giveaways start at 6:00 p.m. All movies are free and take place on Saturdays* at sundown. Picnic blankets and beach chairs are welcomed. Spend just $10.00 and receive discounted parking in the Prudential Center Garage. This event is free, open to the public and family-friendly.