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Power of Protest: When the People Curate

Decolonize Our Museums is organizing a panel for the 100th New England Museum Association Conference. Thanks in part to your donations, they have met their goal to cover baseline expenses and will be able to attend! They have added a stretch goal of an additional $850 to ensure that our participants will enjoy a meal during and back, and any other incidentals and expenses. Support artists and community organizers of color holding our cultural institutions accountable!

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Housing Justice

RALLY AND MARCH: STOP EVICTIONS AT DORCHESTER ROOMING HOUSE!

THIS Friday, October 5 at 6:30pm stand with tenants at 6 Humphreys Place in Dorchester who are fighting to stay in their home and prevent a whole building clear out of "no fault" evictions. Sign the petition to support them now and join the rally on October 5th! “There are 20 single-occupancy rooms and one apartment in this building. The residents are people of color earning modest livings; in Boston's overheated housing market, other apartments in the area are unaffordable.” Support these brave renters who are defending themselves alongside CLVU in court!

Support women facing eviction at Our Lady’s Guild House

Keep calling and signing the petition! It’s at over 1100 signatures so far; help it get to 1500! CALL realtor Marc Roos's office at (617) 236-8600 and ask him to stop the unjust evictions of these elders. Simply ask Roos to stop the pending no-fault evictions at Our Lady's Guild House. Fill out this form to let CLVU know you called. Use the hashtags #StopRuthlessRoos and #KickTheEvictionHabit in your social media. Support women facing eviction at Our Lady’s Guild House.

RECLAIM ROXBURY: Sign the petitions - Stop Gentrification on Warren St!

Over halfway to the goal of 1000! Sign now! Developers want to destroy Roxbury's history. They want to build a giant building next door to the Joseph Warren House, which has National Importance. They want to destroy that legacy in Roxbury and erect a building that will overshadow it and ruin its sanctity. Show your opposition to this new development, and add your support to taking back our neighborhood from greed and developers!

Almost halfway to 500! Sign now! The Tommy's Rock Neighborhood Association (TRNA) stands in opposition to a proposed development at 125 Warren Street. The overdevelopment of Roxbury is destroying the history and integrity of this diverse African-American community. TRNA seeks your support in stopping this destructive project. Please sign and leave a comment to go to the mayor and other decision makers!

Immigration Justice

ICE OUT OF SUFFOLK COUNTY

The criminalization of immigration and the use of private prisons work hand in hand in shaping the American criminal justice response to immigration. There is lack of transparency regarding the actual numbers but recent estimates note gains of $200-250 a day per detainee. At the Suffolk county jail in South Bay approximately 30% of its population are undocumented detainees. ICE has no place in Suffolk County and we won’t be complicit by standing silently before human exploitation, family separations, indiscriminate and unjust deportations and the suffering of our immigrant community. Join Cosecha Boston for a rally on October 1st from 6:30-9pm across from the Mass Ave T station.

jericho walks in burlington, ma

Jericho Walks are a silent interfaith prayer and act of solidarity. The walks draw inspiration from the Battle of Jericho, in which the community marched around the city of Jericho seven times, causing the city walls to fall. The Jericho Walk of today is a silent, peaceful, and prayerful walk to bring down the walls of our unjust immigration system and is open to people of all or no faiths. These walks are planned by Burlington Area Clergy 4 Justice (A.K.A. BAC4 Justice... don't you love it!?) and take place at the ICE Field Office in Burlington, MA. They will be happening on the following Tuesday afternoons:
• October 16
• November 20
• December 18

Contact Laura Wagner at lwagner@uumassaction.org for more information.

#justice4siham fundraiser

The #Justice4Siham campaign has been working tirelessly to reunite activist Siham Byah, who was deported to Morocco, with her son Naseem who is still here in the US and struggling with depression. He is in desperate need of counseling to cope with the trauma brought upon him by ICE. Please consider donating to and sharing the GoFundMe page, and checking out a video about the fundraising campaign.

Resist Racial Profiling & Surveillance: Stop CVE and YPIP!

Recently, the Muslim Justice League and Asian American Resource Workshop led creative community canvassing in Roxbury Crossing to engage people in awareness of Boston's involvement in and significant spending on racial profiling programs, including "Countering Violent Extremism" and the "Youth & Police Initiative Plus", which unjustly criminalize Muslims in our community and particularly target Somali youth. Follow Muslim Justice League and Asian American Resource Workshop for photos and info to amplify and learn more / sign the Stop YPIP petition.

no business with ice

ICE is terrorizing immigrants at the border and in our communities. We can fight back by refusing to be complicit with institutions that cooperate with ICE. Sign the pledge.

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. 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. You can donate and share.

Prison Abolition

HELP FREE WAYLAND

Wayland "X" Coleman has tirelessly worked for liberation and prison abolition for the last 21 years, even while doing life without parole on a wrongful conviction. He needs financial support to raise $1500 in legal fees to begin the process of getting a new trial. This is the first step toward bringing Wayland home. http://gofund.me/free-wayland

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

Lift Us Up Book Tour @ Copley Library

Oct 1, 6:30-8:30pm - Come to the Boston launch of the book tour for "Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out", a new book about the organizing for educational justice occuring all over the country, including here in Boston. Local contributors Carlos Rojas, Glorya Denyse-Wornum and Roberta Udoh will be featured and books will be available for purchase. Check out the flyer or register for the event

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!

Movement for Black Lives

vigil in support of black lives matter

Mahtowin Munro, who is co-leader of the United American Indians of New England, will speak at a vigil on Thursday, October 4 from 5:30-6:30pm in front of First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain.

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.

Educate Yourself

Community Change Inc.

SURJ Boston is a project of Community Change Inc (CCI), 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.

ANTI-RACISM ORGANIZING IN THE SUBURBS SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, October 27, 9:30am-3:30pm, Regis College
early bird $75 / full $125 / student $15 (with ID) - purchase AROS tickets

Join with others who are committed to racial justice, equity, and inclusion at the Anti-Racism Organizing in the Suburbs (AROS) MetroWest symposium. Gain knowledge about structural racism, share strategies about anti-racist campaigns, and strengthen local anti-racism organizing efforts.

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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