October 31, 2021
~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies.
With Beautiful Multicultural Dolls & Accessories

"I made a promise to create dolls that would provide that connection for other kids. Through my vision of inclusion for all children wanting to identify with something special to them, Fusion Dolls was created. It is a platform that gives parents easy access to black dolls. I believe it is important to learn about self-love at an early age. Since most little kids tend to identify with their dolls, having a doll that looks like them can help build their confidence. Every child deserves to know they are beautiful just the way God created them. Fusion Dolls' mission is to spread diversity, awareness, and encourage our children to love themselves inside and out!"
~ Widline Pyrame,
Owner & Creator of Fusion Dolls

Fusion Dolls is a toy company that creates products to spread diversity awareness and encourage our kids to love themselves inside and out!
Our Main Doll Angel is full of life with her beautiful brown skins and curly hair!

Visit Fusion Dolls first store in Westgate Mall where Angel can be found surrounded by her friends and lots of toys for kids of all shapes and sizes.

You'll be supporting a local entrepreneur realize her dreams!
Historical Tidbit:
Historical Look at US Voting 
1788: Electoral College is established.
If a candidate wins the popular vote (a vote cast by a citizen) in a state, they win that state's Electoral College vote. It is possible, mathematically, to win the popular vote and lose the presidential election.
1820–1830: As states join the union they create their own state voting regulations. Eligible voters are mostly white males who own property. A small number of free black men are allowed to vote.
1848: Wisconsin enters the union and allows people from other countries the right to vote if they had lived in Wisconsin for one year and plan to become US citizens.
1850: Laws are created in some states that voters must pass a literacy test.
1866: The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is passed by Congress. Men age 21 and over who are residents of the United States have the right to vote. Any state preventing these rights will lose electors in the Electoral College.
1869: 15th Amendment to the Constitution: All men the right to vote regardless of race, color, or if they were formally slaves.
1877: The presidential election of 1876: the Electoral Commission gives disputed Electoral votes to Rutherford B. Hayes, despite Samuel Tilden winning the popular vote.
1890: Many states begin to use secret ballots so that voters cannot be bullied.
1920: August 18, Congress passes the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote.
1964: Congress passed the 24th Amendment to the Constitution outlawing poll taxes. Poll taxes, or tax fees for voting.
1965: The Voting Rights Act is signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The act enforces the 15th Amendment by explicitly stating that obstacles, such as literacy tests or complicated ballot instructions, are against federal law.
1971: 26th Amendment is passed lowering the voting age from 21 to 18.
1975: Congress expands the Voting Rights Act to protect the voting rights of those people who do not speak or read English.
Story credit: Scholastic
City Hall
45 School St
Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 10 Father Kenney Way 508-580-7811
Email coa@cobma.us & phone contact only

There are 14 food pantries in Brockton.
Michelle Davis
won a 1 hour (value $80)
Glee Works Holistic Business Coaching

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The Clean Revolution! www.facebook.com/cleanbeautycorner
Internship Opportunity

*Graphic Design
Gain real-world knowledge as we design our internship specifically for you!
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Downtown Holiday Celebration Participation

Link to register your participation in the Downtown Holiday Celebration.

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2021 Downtown Celebration Elf Registration

Link to become an USA ChristmasTown Elf.

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The City of Brockton is proud
to give its citizens the
opportunity to share their
local events on the
City's Events Calendar.

Voices of Diversity-Voices of America
Sat, November 6
Brockton Public Library
304 Main Street
Contact: Jonathan Stroud 508-894-1423 or jstroud@cobma.us
Professor Mark Walsh will host this event, with special appearances from the following (in order of appearance):

Philip Hasouris.
Brockton Poet Laureate.
The Honorable Mayor
Robert Sullivan
Director Brockton Public Library
Paul Engle
1- Irish-Gaelic. Tom Daley
2- Cantonese. Christina Liu
3- Arabic. Sawsan Zahara
4- Russian. Philip Nikolayev
5- Haitian-Creole. Jean-Dany Joachim
West African Drum Ensemble
6- American Sign Language. Soteris Constantino
7- Greek. Adelene Ellenberg
8- Vietnamese. Jessica Trang Nguyen
9- Spanish. Ally Brioso
10- French- Joseph Policape
108th Annual Metro South Chamber of Commerce Meeting and B2B Expo
Wednesday, November 10th
10:30 - 3p (luncheon from 12 - 1:45p)
Adult & Teen Challenge Center, 1315 Main Street in Brockton

Meet other business people & community leaders by attending the Annual Meeting to celebrate businesses working together for the future of the Metro South Region. The Annual Meeting will feature Alex Langshur, EVP, Global Google Technology Practice Lead, as well as networking, awards, and raffles. Attendees will receive a special giveaway.

The cost to attend is $100/members and $135/non-members. Tables of 10 are available for $1000. Expo booths are available for $499/members and $599/non-members. Registration is required and can be completed here

Contact Cathryn Schofield with any questions or for more information at cschofield@metrosouthchamber.com, or by calling (508) 586-0500 ext. 231.
Traditional Irish Music Concert
Saturday, November 6th
1 - 4:30p
2:30 Concert start time
899 North Main St.

Come join the Friends of the Irish Research and the David Allen Lambert Library for a tour of the research facilities followed by a concert from the group "Merrow" performing traditional Irish music. Registration for this event can be done by emailing FriendsofIrishResearch@gmail.com.
Find YOUR Bliss with
NEW In Person classes at
The She Shed, Saturdays, 9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

(508) 331-3564
Where Music Grows
“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”~ Kahlil Gibran
Music lessons in piano, voice, flute, clarinet, ukulele, and guitar

105 Washington St. (Rt 138)
N. Easton

Is your child America's Next Top Chef? 
Members are invited to join us on Monday's - beginning October 25th from 6:30 to 7:30p for Young Chefs Specialty Enrichment Programming!
During this time, members will explore the creative (and yummy!) world of cooking by planning, creating, and of course eating their very own snacks and meals. In this session, members will learn how to prep and cook a variety of desserts, breakfast items, and snacks on the go!
The cost is $55/session and registration is now open! To register, please visit our Membership Desk or give our Clubhouse a call at (508) 584-5209.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins. The Clean Revolution! www.facebook.com/cleanbeautycorner

Historical Tidbit Question:
What amendment outlawed polling taxes?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On November 3, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Creatively Speaking
“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”
~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.” ~ Red Haircrow

“Don’t die without mining the gold in your mind.”
~ Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

“Once you let your mind exist without limitations, your reality emerges beyond your expectations.”
~ Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.
Creatively Speaking...
Where has your imagination brought you today? ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
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