As I Am Series

April 22, 2017

As I Am Series – a celebration of people with disabilities

The L’Arche Boston North community in Haverhill, Massachusetts, is one of 150 L’Arche communities worldwide.

Different languages, different cultures—all serving people with intellectual disabilities. From Ireland to Egypt, from Kenya to Ukraine, the same humanitarian endeavor launched by L’Arche founder Jean Vanier in 1964 has resulted in a common search for community.

On four Saturday evenings between early March and mid-April, you are invited to view a series of short videos about people with disabilities living in some of these overseas communities.

A pair of five-minute videos—eight in all—will be shown in four Haverhill faith communities over a seven-week period, spanning the Lenten season and the first week of Easter:

· March 4: Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 165 S. Main Street, Haverhill
· March 18: Trinity Episcopal Church, 26 White Street, Haverhill
· April 1: Calvary Baptist Church, 13 Ashland Street, Haverhill
· April 22: Universalist Unitarian Church, 15 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill

Hosted by members of the L’Arche Boston North community, each evening will include two videos, a light supper of soup and bread, and a discussion.

The events are free, but voluntary donations are welcome. All donations will benefit the L’Arche International Financial Aid Fund—representing worldwide solidarity partners of L’Arche Boston North.

This is a great chance to “imagine the world differently.” Please come and break bread with us!