November 3, 2018
We organize for liberation and to dismantle white supremacy every day, on Tuesday we have important ballot questions before MA residents.
Tenants at Waverly Street in Roxbury organized and fought back to stop unjust eviction! On short notice, tenants pressured the property manager, Greenville Real Estate Group, with a publicly-circulated letter and a public protest, and after negotiating a deal in court, the tenant at risk WON HER FIGHT TO GET HER EVICTION CANCELLED!! Even more, she and her family will be moved to a newly renovated unit in the same building in January at no cost. When we fight, we win! Thanks to everyone who signed the petition. You can read more about the case here.
Thanks to everyone who came out!
Help get the petition to 500 signatures! On Friday 10/5, City Life held an amazing rally with musicians from HONK! in solidarity with the courageous Dorchester rooming house renters fighting no-fault eviction. Greg Joseph McCarthy wants to "clear out" the entire building! #BackOffMcCarthy! Please sign the petition to support the renters here and see photos from the event here.
Keep calling and signing the petition! It’s at over 1200 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.
On Tuesdays, call Sheriff Tompkins 617-704-6655 or Tweet @stevenwtompkins.
As part of Suffolk County’s contract with ICE, there are about 190 immigrants jailed in the South Bay Detention Center. Yet Boston has a city ordinance for sanctuary protections of undocumented immigrants. Tell the sheriff’s office that they have the ability to cancel the contract and the responsibility to ensure that all detainees are promptly released.
Nov. 7 marks a year since Siham Byah was deported and separated from her son, Nassem. The Justice4Siham campaign stands in solidary with all immigrants and condemns the brutal and inhumane policies of the US. Join us to demand justice for this family!
Wednesday, 11/7, 6:30 pm, March from Villa Victoria to Peter's Park
November 13, 7-9pm, Curley School Auditorium at 493 Centre St, JP
This forum will provide updates on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) repeal, non renewal of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the Muslim travel ban, and the newly announced public charge policy. Speaker will discuss how these policies are affecting our neighbors and how we can work together to push a state wide progressive immigration agenda.
--Jose Palma, Coordinator, Massachusetts TPS Committee
--Lily Huang, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
--Shannon Erwin, Muslim Justice League
--Heloisa Galvao, Brazilian Women’s Group
--Individuals and/or families from affected communities
The Youth and Police Initiative Plus (YPIP) is a CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) program funded by the Department of Homeland Security that targets Somali youth (age 13-17) in Boston, unfairly viewing and treating them as susceptible to “extremism.” Targeting Somali youth is racist, anti-Muslim, and must end! Read more at the link above.
Burlington Area Clergy 4 Justice(BAC4Justice) organizers Jericho Walks, silent interfaith prayers and acts 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. Join them on these Tuesday afternoons outside the ICE Field Office in Burlington, MA:
• November 20
• December 18
Contact Laura Wagner at email@example.com for more information.
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.
Email Meredith Gamble at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer!
Roger Herbert, a Black West Indian immigrant, died of cancer contracted at MCI Norfolk on October 19. He endured medical neglect and abuse, and his niece, Sophia, was repeatedly denied multiple visits in the weeks preceding his death. His loved ones inside prison, in a staggering show of solidarity, raised $2000 to cover his funeral costs - when they themselves make at most $3/day.
Every year, Black & Pink volunteers send thousands of holiday cards to our incarcerated LGBTQ family. Host a card party for your friends, family, congregation, workplace, or community! "Most importantly, the holiday card party you are organizing is about planting a seed of hope. There is strength in hope, and when we fight together, we can win."
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!
November 17, 6-9pm, location TBD
BEJA, Quest, and SURJB are planning an event to discuss Chicago's school closures and the subsequent political fallout for Chicago's mayor. They need a space that can accommodate 50-100 people with a large screen to project Eve Ewing's skype call. Email email@example.com if you can help! Learn more about Eve Ewing here.
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!
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.
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