January 6, 2019
At the end of 2018 BLM Boston, SURJ Boston, and other local organizations raised $2,500 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! PAYPAL for one-time donations is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Massachusetts Jobs with Justice office in JP is without heat and desperately needs to raise funds for a new furnace. JwJ hosts dozens of other progressive groups that don't have the resources to rent their own offices. Please make a contribution here.
Join us on January 26th at the Democracy Center for an evening of food, live music, raffles, and testimony from our Cosecha Volunteer Organizers returning from the US/Mexico border where we have been providing direct support to migrants of the caravan, including delivering donations and needed supplies, preparing meals, providing legal and healing supports, and coordinating volunteer activities. Funds will be directed to Pueblos Sin Fronteras and to the San Diego Rapid Response Network. Entrance donation $5-$25. The Democracy Center is only partially accessible. Contact email@example.com for more info.
On Saturday February 2nd 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 make 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!
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 Sunday January 13th at 12:30 PM join SURJ members Amelie Ratliff and Pat Aron and BARCC staffer Sharon Schiffer as we discuss the #MeToo Movement, the Kavanaugh hearings and confirmation, related issues of racism and white supremacy that these raise, and how women have been impacted. We'll have an opportunity to talk in a group of women and men about how we've been affected by these events and other high profile sex offender cases.
This is a potluck so please bring food to share. Beverages will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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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