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Actions for Racial Justice

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Housing Justice

TUES 7/10: Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing: Preserve Chinatown's Character!

Join the Chinese Progressive Association on Tuesday, July 10, 9:00am at Boston City Hall for a Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing which will begin at 9:30am. We will be there to OPPOSE the zoning variances applied for at 29 Oak Street, a row house in Chinatown. We urge the members of the Board to hear the testimonies of Chinatown residents and vote NO. Read more about the case on the Facebook page.

SAVE THE DATE: JULY 18 IS NEXT DORCHESTER NOT FOR SALE DINNER

On Wednesday July 18 Dorchester Not For Sale will hold our next Community Dinner and Forum. More details TBA! DN4S is building a multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-generational REAL resident-led community process that centers Dorchester residents most at risk of displacement in decision-making about the future of our neighborhood. We need ongoing financial support. Please make a donation today! Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/DotNot4Sale

Immigration Justice and Anti-Islamophobia

Centro Presente needs volunteers
Centro Presente needs volunteer ESL and Citizenship teachers. Email Meredith Gamble at mgamble@cpresente.org to get involved!

Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Network
Support those caught up in the harm of our racist immigration system. Sign up here
Please join us in taking action by ensuring members of our communities have the resources they need to fight their deportations and stay connected to their families (click here to donate and circulate).

Black Lives Matter

BLM Boston Giving Campaign
PAYPAL for donations is m4blmboston@gmail.com. For longer range, recurring support join Campaign21 which moves us from emergency, crises driven giving to solidarity sustained giving.

BLM Boston live on Insight Radio
Every week on Thursday at 7pm, Black Lives Matter Boston hosts a radio show featuring members of the black community in Boston who are doing amazing things. Website

Prison Abolition

Vigil for Greg Diatchenko
Wednesday, July 11, 10am-11am, Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St, Boston
Greg Diatchenko is a dear friend who has been paroled for the last two years. He has been vital to the work of #DeeperThanWater. On May 27 the MA Department of Corrections retaliated against him for his advocacy by concocting a parole violation - speaking at a rally. They are seeking to revoke his parole, but we demand his safe return to our community. His parole hearing is closed to the public and will happen this coming Wednesday morning. We will hold a simultaneous vigil in Boston.

The building is wheelchair accessible and hearing assistance may be possible - we will update as soon as we can! Please contact us if you need ASL interpretation, any other interpretation, or have other needs. For more information about Greg being stolen from our community, read more here.

Pack the Court for Derrick Washington
***Another change of date: the trial will now start Monday, July 30th, starting at 8:30am every morning and running til around 1pm. The trial might last the whole week. Come for however much you can!

Derrick Washington has waited 10 years for his day in court after being tortured by guards -- find more information here. We will show up to support him! We need people the week of July 30, let us know which days you can make it. RSVP as part of SURJB here.

Court Watch
We're looking for court watchers who want to challenge culture of white supremacy and punishment in our courts. Court Watch MA is a collective effort led by Families for Justice as Healing, ACLU, National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Bail Fund, and MA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Register for a training & find information here.

Stop CMR483: Keep Families/Friends in Touch With Incarcerated Loved Ones
The Massachusetts DOC has implemented a new regulation limiting the number of visitors and only if they are on a pre-approved visitor list. Sign the Petition Against Visitation Rights Restraints.

Black & Pink Volunteer Drop In
Times are drop in/drop out, so come for as long or little as you'd like. You will need a laptop. Come read prisoners' letters, learn about their struggles, and help out the Black and Pink family!

Public Education


Petition to demand PILOT Payments
A petition calling for our mayor and city councilors to demand our institutional neighbors contribute to the future of ours schools and community. Institutions such as Harvard, Northeastern, BC, BU which together neglected to pay $36 million in PILOT payments and continue to underpay. Sign the petition by clicking here!

Community Change Inc.

SURJ Boston is a program of Community Change Inc, a Boston-based organization shining a spotlight on the roots of racism in white culture with the intention of dealing with racism at its source.

Educate Yourself

Anti-Racism Collaborative

  • Confronting Systemic Racism and Systematic Racism & The Legacy of Education courses can be found on ARC's website

Knapsack Anti-Racism Group

Join Knapsack for more information

White People Challenging Racism

  • Moving From Talk to Action: Find classes and Sign up on the WPCR website

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