November 11, 2018
Boston City Councilor Kim Janey invites you to attend a hearing on gentrification and displacement in Roxbury. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard on this important topic! The hearing will begin at 5:30 PM on the 2nd floor of the Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119. Public testimony will be taken.
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.
Ollin is the Nahuatl word for movement. Everyone has the right to move whether it be because of political, economic or corporate violence, oppression, racial or sexual discrimination, environmental catastrophe or circumstances, to connect with family and friends, or just because they have the desire.
This event will occur on November 17 at 12pm at the US Immigration Courts at JFK Bldg, 15 New Sudbury St, Rm 320. It will include a vigil; a land honoring ceremony; dance, drumming, and music; sharing stories about those on the caravan seeking asylum and those facing ICE violence and imprisonment right here in Boston. We will form our own "Solidarity Caravan" and march to South Bay Detention Center to deliver well wishes to those being held inside and demand that Sheriff Tompkins ends the ICE contract!
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.
November 13, 7-9pm, Curley School Auditorium at 493 Centre St, JP
The Trump administration's recent policy changes including repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), non-renewal of temporary protected status (TPS), child separation at the border, travel ban of individuals from predominantly Muslim countries, and the new public charge proposal that leaves the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants in a state of profound uncertainty. In this forum, we discuss up-to-date information on these critical policy changes, how they are affecting our neighbors, and how we can work together to push a progressive immigration agenda for Massachusetts.
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!
Court Watch to ensure District Attorneys implement the progressive policies they promised during their campaigns, starting on January 3, 2019 at Boston Municipal Court, Roxbury District Court, Dorchester District Court, Cambridge District Court, Lowell District Court. Contact Mallory Hanora at email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
PAYPAL for donations is email@example.com. For longer range, recurring support join Campaign21 which moves us from emergency, crises driven giving to solidarity sustained giving.
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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