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Prison Abolition

Support ARya's Re-entry!

Arya Serenity is the first openly trans woman to transition in a men's prison in Rhode Island. She will be released in January and her comrades in PVD Black and Pink are helping to raise money to get her on her feet. Donate to support Arya's re-entry here!

FIRST 100 DAYS COURT WATCH

Training: December 10, 7 pm, 100R Warren St, Roxbury, RSVP here

On January 2, 2019 District Attorneys will begin a new term in office. We’re launching a First 100 Days Court Watch Project in Suffolk and Middlesex Counties to hold District Attorneys accountable for reducing pre-trial detention and addressing racial disparities. Volunteers will monitor how well prosecutors are living up to their campaign promises and complying with recently passed criminal justice reform. Come be trained and learn how to sign up for shifts in the new year.

CALL: DEMAND THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION REINSTATE VISIT DAYS TO MCI-NORFOLK PRISONERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

#HowTheDOCStoleChristmas call-in campaign script and Facebook event.

The Baker administration and staff at MCI-Norfolk have canceled 10 visit days between now and the end of December, just as many major holidays are coming up for folks of faith. We can fight this -but we need your help!

Organizers at the Emancipation Initiative have kicked off their #HowTheDOCStoleChristmas call-in campaign. To support this effort we ask that you make three calls at least once a week to Governor Baker, Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett, and DOC Commisioner Thomas Turco. We all know how important family visitation is, especially around this time of year, and we’re hoping that we can put the pressure on to reinstate these visiting days so that people can see their loved ones.

You can read more about this campaign and call script here and follow the campaign on Facebook here.

HOST A BLACK & PINK HOLIDAY CARD PARTY

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."

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!

Housing Justice

WEDNESDAY 12/19: DOTNOT4SALE COMMUNITY DINNER & OUR FIGHT TO STAY

We are Dorchester residents worried about our community’s future. Join the fight to make sure we ALL can stay in OUR neighborhood! Are you worried that rising rents and home costs will force you to move? What is affordable to you? How do we prevent displacement of ANY current residents as new development explodes in our neighborhood? Come have your voice heard! Childcare and interpretation  in Vietnamese and Cape Verdean Creole Provided.

SIGN A CLVU PETITION FOR MS. JULIANA WILLIAMS, AN APM TENANT

Ms. Williams has lived in her Mattapan apartment for 40 years and her rent was raised by $400. We will fight alongside Ms. Williams and other CLVU members and take direct action if necessary because she has a right to remain!

check out two videos highlighting city life

Building a Boston People’s Plan
UPRISE (Mini-Documentary on CLVU) Part 1: the 1970s

Immigration Justice

Solidarity with the Central American Exodus

‼️URGENT SUPPORT NEEDED ‼️ Our sisters and brothers in the Central American Caravan have been resisting the violence they face in their country and have arrived in Tijuana. We have been actively engaging in supporting the #refugee#caravan #exodus but we need YOUR support! They are currently in need of food, sleeping bags, and blankets! Any #donation helps in making it possible to bring volunteers to the #border to support the #dignity, #respect, and permanent #protection of our migrant families! Please share the GoFundMe among your networks. Donation link here.

A group of national faith, human rights, and immigration justice partners have compiled a list of concrete and immediate ways that you and your community can respond to, welcome and support families and individuals migrating from Central America. Here's the link: bit.ly/BorderSolidarity. The Immigration Justice AP is working on a more localized version – coming soon.

SPONSOR: JOBS WITH JUSTICE

ICE is denying bond to people who have pending charges on the grounds that they are "dangerous," and then does not cooperate with local courts to allow people to defend themselves and clear their name because they are in detention. The charge is also used against them in immigration proceedings. This is an egregious undermining of due process that must end. We are currently taking action to support our neighbor, Julio. Please support the fundraiser set up for Julio!

JOBS WITH JUSTICE END OF YEAR HOLIDAY PARTY

Friday 12/14, 6:00 PM, at 375 Centre St in Jamaica Plain. Celebrate the end of the year with us and the holiday/winter/snowy season!

SIM HOLIDAY PARTY 2018

Friday 12/14, 5:30 PM. Come enjoy good food, company, and learn about Student Immigrant Movement! This is open to the general public!

MJL WORKSHOP FOR MUSLIMS

Workshops on Islamophobia for Muslims are few and far between, with most of them catered for non-Muslim audiences. On Dec. 16th at 3:00 PM, join the Muslim Justice League for a workshop on anti-Muslim racism, for Muslims, by Muslims. We will be unpacking what anti-Muslim racism is, how it functions, and we will be sharing a timeline of surveillance and policing of Muslims in the US. There will also be a screening of a short film and activities where we’ll build practices together to resist! When we say for Muslims - we welcome folks who identify regardless of practice! The workshop is free for members. For non-members, we suggest a donation of $10! The workshop will be held in downtown Boston, accessible by the T. Please RSVP here for the exact address and other details.

#ICEOUTOFSUFFOLK CALL-IN CAMPAIGN TO SHERIFF TOMPKINS

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.

STOP CVE BOSTON - SIGN THE PETITION

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.

Jericho walks in burlington mA

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:

• December 18

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

NO BUSINESS WITH ICE - SIGN THE PLEDGE

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

Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Network

Public Education

Take action against BPS school closures!

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

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.

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

SURJ Brunch

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - SURJ BRUNCH

Sunday, 12/16, 12:30 pm in Jamaica Plain

Gathering with friends and family over the holidays? Anticipating conflicts?
We'll practice talking effectively and with love with folks about race, racism, white supremacy, and our values. RSVP to amelie.ratliff@gmail.com. Please bring food to share if possible. Beverages will be provided.

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