December 30, 2018
This week BLM Boston, SURJ Boston, and other local organizations raised $2500 to support a Black woman and child fleeing domestic violence getting settled in a safe situation. Start the new year by being a monthly donor to BLMB to help them create a pool of resources for this and other efforts! PAYPAL for one-time donations is firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thurday, January 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30PM, in front of the First Baptist Church in JP, 633 Centre St., Jamaica Plain.
Come on out to hear some great music and support Cosecha, a nonviolent movement fighting for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US. We will have speakers from Cosecha, merch that you can purchase, and Aeronaut is a great place to hang out!
‼️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.
The Immigration Justice AP has compiled some resources to help you talk with others and build solidarity with the families and individuals migrating from Central America.
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
the beginning of our movement in 1973 for racial justice, economic
self-determination and gender equality to helping hundreds of families
keep their homes in the #DisplacementCrisis of 2018, #STILLWERISE!" Donate to help sustain CLVU's work here.
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!
On January 13th at 12:30 PM join SURJ members Amelie Ratliff and Pat Aron to hear from a BARCC staffer about how the hearings and the #MeToo Movement have impacted its work and demand for its services. We'll discuss in a group of women and men how we've been affected by these events and other high profile sex offender cases and how race has intersected with them.
This is a potluck so please bring food to share. Beverages will be provided. Email email@example.com for location information.
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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Moving From Talk to Action: Find classes and Sign up on the WPCR website
Commit to doing just one thing this week.
We can do this.