December Events

Immigrant Rights in Trump’s America

Dec. 1, 5:00-6:00 p.m.


Prof. John Tirman, executive director of the MIT Center for International Studies, will speak on “Immigrant Rights in Trump’s America.”


Flawless Stage Presents: Internalized Monologues

Dec. 1-Dec. 2, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

The Cabaret (Little Building)

Flawless Brown Stage is a theatre troupe for women of color dedicated to sharing marginalized stories through a theatrical medium.


Bright Lights Screening: Do Not Resist

Dec. 6, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Bright Family Screening Room

Do Not Resist is an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Opening on startling on-the-scene footage in Ferguson, Missouri, the film then broadens its scope to present scenes from across the country—a conference presentation where the value of high-end weapons technologies is presented to potential police buyers, a community that has just received its very own military-grade tank, and a SWAT team arriving at a home to execute a warrant. The cumulative effect of these vignettes paints a startling picture of the direction our local law enforcement is headed. Discussion with director and alum Craig Atkinson (MA ’08) to follow.


Identi-TEA Discussion Series: Exploring Identities

Dec. 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Campus Center L151 (Piano Row)

Enjoy tea and cookies while discussing identity with peers. Topics will include exploring the benefits and challenges of discussing new identities with family during winter break.


Coffee and Conversation

Dec. 8, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Walker 10th Floor

Chat with members of the Emerson community at this event sponsored by International Student Affairs.


Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Cost: $8)

Dec. 8-11, 8:00-10:30 p.m.

Semel Theater 

Set in Victorian Britain, Mrs. Warren’s Profession tells the story of Kitty Warren, a former prostitute and current brothel owner, and her daughter Vivie, an intelligent and pragmatic young woman who has recently graduated from university. As the two women become acquainted with each other for the first time, their stark differences force their relationship apart. Extremely socially advanced for the time, Shaw addresses issues of gender roles and the complexity of being female in Victorian times, still resonant today.


Navidad Latina

Dec. 10, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Veronica Robles Cultural Center (East Boston)

Celebrate with us the Nativity at a Latino Style Program.


Yoga for People of Color and Friends in the Post-Election Climate

Dec. 11, 1:15-4:15 p.m.

Down Under School of Yoga (Brookline)

Many of us have experienced a change in climate in this post-election period. In this workshop we use Iyengar asana practice, small-group contemplative activities, and large circle sharing to cultivate stability, compassion, and clarity of mind, and to kindle the fires of justice and hope. We practice as a community so “the light of wisdom may radiate” (Yoga Sutra 2.28) in obscure times. Activities will be co-led by Kris Manjapra along with Manju Vachher and Annie Hoffman. All are welcome to this workshop.
This event is free with a requested cash or check donations to the Iyengar Yoga Association of New England Community Service Fund.


Diversity in Design

Dec. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

General Assembly Downtown

Advancements and innovations in design continue to transform everyday life. Unlike almost any other discipline, design has the power to permeate every product, moment, and solution in our lives. However, there is one area in which design as a profession is lagging: diversity. The truth is, approximately 86% of professional designers are Caucasian. Yet race is only part of the picture. Diversity in design means diversity of experience, perspective, and creativity—otherwise known as diversity of thought—and these can be shaped by multiple factors including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, ability/disability and location, among others.
On Dec 14th, General Assembly and CreativeMornings will join forces to tackle this future of diversity in design head-on. So join us for some mingling, drinking, and a thoughtful, but light-hearted, discussion featuring some of Boston’s best designers.


Cultural Survival Bazaar

Dec. 16, 10:00 a.m.- Dec. 18, 8:00 p.m.

Prudential Center

This free admission festival features art, crafts and other ethically made cultural products created by Indigenous artists from around the world. Enjoy demonstrations by artists and live music from around the world. Chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures and celebrate the holidays with a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world. Cultural Survival is a non-profit organization that advocates for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience. For more, visit



Lauren Lopez