Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum, Qigong sensory training for autism, meetings and more today in Concord.
1. Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum with John Hockenberry: The Forum, created in memory of Al Filipov who was tragically killed on Sept. 11, 2001, this year awards its Peace & Justice Award to John Hockenberry, journalist, author, and advocate for people with disabilities. Hockenberry a four-time Peabody Award winner and four-time Emmy Award winner, will be honored at the forum at 7 p.m. tonight at Trinitarian Congregational Church. 2. Qigong Sensory Training for Autism: From 1 to 4 p.m. today, Reservoir Family Wellness offeres a taining for parents on how to deliver a 15-minute massage to their young children on the autism spectrum, demonstrated via research to improve self-regulation and sensory. The training, which costs $25, includes …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The forum to honor the life of Al Filipov, a Concord man who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, will present the second annual award to journalist John Hockenberry.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The following was provided by the Filipov Forum Committee. The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum, which honors the memory of a beloved member of Trinitarian Congregational Church of Concord who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, announced earlier this month that John Hockenberry will receive the second annual Al Filipov Peace & Justice Award for his work as a journalist and advocate for the rights of the disabled. As the Forum’s 2012 honoree, Hockenberry will speak—following the award’s presentation—on Wednesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord. “We are so excited to have John Hockenberry this year. I’ve seen his TED talks and read his book. He will deliver a powerful message,” said …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Rev. Dr. James Forbes speaks at the Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum.
The Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Senior Emeritus Minister of Riverside Church in New York City, received the first Al Filipov Peace and Justice Award last night at the Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum at the Trinitarian Congregational Church. Forbes was presented with the honor by Filipov's widow Loretta. Forbes was the keynote speaker at last night's tribute to the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum is an annual event held in honor of Filipov, a Concordian who was killed aboard American Airlines Flight 11. The Forum focuses on obtaining peace through communication and an understanding of one's fellow man. In his presentation titled "Philanthropy: The Path to Peace and Justice," Forbes cautioned against adopting …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
There is a lot going on in town today. What are you up to?
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. The National Weather Service is forecasting a mostly sunny day today, with a slight chance of thunderstorms, and a high of 83. 2. The Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum is hosting Rev. Dr. James Forbes of the Riverside Church in New York this year's keynote speaker tonight. The forum will be held at the Trinitarian Congregational Church on Walden Street, 7-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 3. The Solar Siting Committee is hosting a public feedback session tonight at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center at 7 p.m. The topic of tonight's meeting will be the potential benefits of solar power and the …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Concord choral groups raise their voices Sunday night at Trinitarian Congregational Church to begin the weeklong Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum.
Sunday night, the Concord Trinitarian Congregational Church kicked off it's weeklong Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum with a community concert: Singing For Peace. Filipov, a beloved member of the church, was killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Last night, the Trinitatian Church invited several musical groups from Concord to honor Filipov and all those that died in the September tragedy. The ensembles that attended and their musical selections included: Last night's event is the first in this year's Forum. The next event will be held Sept. 14 at the TrinCon Church on Walden Street where guest, Senior Minister Emeritus, The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. of the Riverside Church in New York City, will serve as keynote speaker …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
A Community Musical Commemoration: Singing for Peace
The Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum began its weeklong schedule of events tonight with the concert "Singing for Peace," at the Trinitarian Congregational Church on Walden Street, featuring a number of vocal performances from Concord musicians to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Check back with Patch tomorrow morning for a full feature on tonight's concert. Click here for the full schedule of events.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Loretta Filipov of Concord, who lost her husband Al in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, talks about dealing with that day and honoring her husband's legacy with the Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum.
"I think the more we talk, and the more we learn — then maybe we'll be a better world." Loretta Filipov could be mad. She could be angry, and sad. And while she may, at times, feel pangs of those emotions well up inside, she is not consumed by them. Rather, she is consumed by a desire for a peaceful tomorrow. Loretta lost her husband Alexander on American Airlines Flight 11 on Sept. 11, 2001. It was a flight he regularly took for business trips, and he was supposed to return home a few days later, after which he and Loretta had plans to vacation in Hawaii for their 44th wedding anniversary. Almost immediately after the terrorist attacks, Loretta was compelled to act — to do something — not out of revenge, but out of the need to understand …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Meeting old friends, and a big thanks to the CPW.
Hello, and welcome to the first post-Labor Day Wednesday. September is here and children are returning to school. For many that is welcome news, but for those of you that are already missing your "little baby," I will try to offset that with this happy note. Keep on Trekking On Friday, my post mentioned that a portion of the Battle Road Trail was closed due to damage from Hurricane Irene. The folks at Minute Man National Historic Park predicted that the trails will open by Sept. 14, but I added that I will not be surprised if the trails are opened sooner. Well, guess what!? Good news and I am happy to be right. I received an e-mail on Monday from Roger Fuller of the MMNHP, who said the trails have been cleared and are now ready to be …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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This morning, Stephanie Cloutier told us about the schedule of events for the Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum. Last night, the Board of Selectmen issued a proclamation stating "that Sept. 11-18, 2011, be declared a time of commemoration of the catastrophic events of Sept. 11, 2001; And further, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Concord hereby encourages the citizens of Concord to set aside time and occasions to reflect upon the events of 9/11 and to recommit themselves to a renewed sense of citizen involvement in matters of human rights." Today's Question of the Day is: What are you doing to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11?