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Book Club Meetings

August 2nd, 2020 by secretary

Here is information about the Beverly Democratic City Committee’s upcoming Book Club Meetings for August 5th, August 19th and September 16th. We apologize for the short notice for the August 5th meeting, but it was publicized to some extent previously and discussed at our last meeting, and we are trying to spread the word now as best we can.We hope that many of you will be interested and want to participate in these Zoom meetings; the books certainly do sound enlightening. Below are instructions and invitations for each meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188.


Topic: BDCC Book Club – August 5
Time: Aug 5, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81071315653?pwd=N3kxU3oyZTJNRjBuc0JPYWU1Qk9TQT09
Or Join by Phone: +1 929 205 6099Meeting ID: 810 7131 5653Password: 571525


Topic: BDCC Book Club – August 19
Time: Aug 19, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86860122512?pwd=WGh5SGgvbEJudUxHT1liZzlLYkhkdz09
Or Join by Phone: +1 929 205 6099Meeting ID: 868 6012 2512
Password: 571525


Topic: BDCC Book Club – September 16th
Time: Sep 16, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86896449477?pwd=bk4zV0xEaTJEVWU0T2ZyamJCbDQrdz09
Or Join by Phone: +1 929 205 6099Meeting ID: 868 9644 9477
Password: 571525


Next Regular Meeting 9/8/20 7 PM

July 23rd, 2020 by secretary

Due to the pandemic, cancellation of Beverly Homecoming, etc., the BDCC will not meet or hold any events in August.

Our next meeting will be via Zoom on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7 PM.

Further information about this meeting will be sent via email to BDCC members and to our email list. Questions, comments, or to add items to the agenda, contact our Chairman Jim Thompson at tactech@comcast.net or 978-618-5188.


July Meeting & Guest Speaker

June 20th, 2020 by secretary

The Beverly Democratic City Committee will have a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7 PM. Our speaker for this meeting is Larry Davis, PhD,  Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, Government, and Economics at North Shore Community College. He will be speaking on the topic of “The Rise of Authoritarianism in the Age of Trump.” This promises to be a very interesting and informative meeting and we hope that many of you will join us.

Join online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87987354912?pwd=cElOUkVhN0V4M05HeVRMTnBUYVNqZz09Join by phone: Dial +1 929 205 6099 (or alternate number below). When prompted, enter Meeting ID 879 8735 4912 # Then, when prompted enter Password 561610 # (Alternate phone numbers if needed: +1 312 626 6799, +1 669 900 6833, +1 253 215 8782)Note: when you join the meeting, you will be placed briefly in a “Waiting Room” before the meeting begins. If possible, please log in 5-10 minutes before 7pm to allow everyone time to join.


Solidarity Statement

June 3rd, 2020 by secretary

Dear Beverly Community,

We have only begun healing from the devastation brought upon us by COVID-19 and now find ourselves suffering again from the deeply painful effects of prejudice across this country. As we continue to face this pandemic, we cannot ignore the fact that overall access to healthcare and economic security is lowest for people of color. And as such, black and brown communities across this country have suffered the highest number of deaths per capita out of any racial group. Understandably, the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have sparked protests across this country calling for justice for every person of color who has died suspiciously at the hands of law enforcement—or in a seemingly racially charged manner. We here at the Beverly Democratic City Committee are sickened by the impact of these events on the black and brown community, and we stand with the people of Minneapolis and other cities across America, as they fight for answers, solutions, and justice at this time of unrest.

It’s natural to feel like these moments happen far from communities like Beverly. But for many people of color, these experiences are unfortunately a part of the lived experience. Our organization believes it is our duty as citizens, and as leaders in our community, to stand up for what is just. As the late Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” As we have seen in Minneapolis and countless other cities across this great country, time and time again, a single spark of injustice can ignite the flame of protest that can potentially set the path for real change in our community.

Regardless of our color or other demographics or how we may personally identify ourselves, we believe that the power of our shared voice is only as strong as the voice of the individual. As we move forward putting back together the pieces and trying to understand what role we can play, we want to do this together with you, so reach out to us if you need a space to discuss how you’re feeling.

Additionally, we will be working together with City leaders to develop a larger platform aimed at understanding how we can deal with systematic prejudices in our own community. So please be good to yourselves and to your neighbors.

In solidarity,

The Beverly Democratic City Committee


Virtual Meeting on June 9, 2020

May 27th, 2020 by secretary
From Chairman Jim Thompson
Our next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 7 PM. This meeting will be held via Zoom and the invitation and link are below.
Quentin Palfrey, the 2018 Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor will be speaking about Voting Rights and the Upcoming Election. Quentin is a powerful speaker and it should be very interesting!  I hope to see everyone there!
Join online:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89908210068?pwd=Nmhrd2grY2dHSlFHUkJmbU5HL2I2UT09

Join by phone:
  Dial +1 929 205 6099 (or alternate number below). When prompted, enter Meeting ID 899 0821 0068  #  Then, when prompted enter Password  561610  #  (Alternate phone numbers if needed:  +1 312 626 6799,  +1 669 900 6833,  +1 253 215 8782)
Note: when you join the meeting, you will be placed briefly in a “Waiting Room” before the meeting begins. If possible, please log in 5-10 minutes before 7pm to allow everyone time to join.

Virtual Meeting on May 12, 2020

April 26th, 2020 by secretary

From our Chair Jim Thompson:

I am happy to announce that the Beverly Democratic City Committee will be having Joshua McCabe, Political Science Professor and Assistant Dean at Endicott College speaking at our next regular meeting on May 12, 2020 at 7 PM. The topic will be “The Federal Coronavirus Economic Relief PLans Explained.  This meeting will be held via Zoom and the invite and link is below.  I hope to see everyone there!
Monthly BDCC Meeting – Tuesday May 12th 7pm

Join online:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87334440461?pwd=aTRjaWpCVGhFamFUTnl0aEdGWlJ0Zz09


Join by phone: Dial +1 929 205 6099 (or alternate number below). When prompted, enter Meeting ID  873 3444 0461 #  Then, when prompted enter Password  561610 # (Alternate phone numbers if needed:  +1 312 626 6799,  +1 669 900 6833,  +1 253 215 8782)

Note: when you join the meeting, you will be placed briefly in a “Waiting Room” before the meeting begins. If possible, please log in 5-10 minutes before 7pm to allow everyone time to join.

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