Take Action

SUPPORT PARTICIPATORY DEFENSE

SURJB is working to partially fund meals for Families for Justice as Healing's Participatory Defense weekly sessions. At these sessions, court-involved community members work together to defend themselves against the racist court system! Please note your donation is for Participatory Defense in the "additional info" line. Ongoing need is $75 per week, and any amount helps!

SURJ BOSTON 2019 BUDGET FUNDRAISER

We are now fundraising to cover our 2019 internal expenses (meeting space, accessibility, childcare, etc.). Donations can be made through Network for Good and our parent organization CCI. Be sure to write “SURJ” in the “purpose of donation” box so that funds can be properly attributed to SURJ. Please donate to SURJB out of funds separate from what you would give to POC-led partner organizations and campaigns or CCI; we don't want to take any resources away from these groups!

Get Involved

Public Ed

The BPS Budget is a crime!

On Thursday, March 7 at 6PM please join BEJA and the St. Stephens Youth Programs in this creative action to denounce BPS school budget cuts and stand with BPS families, teachers and school communities at the scene of the crime: The BPS School Committee meeting! Address: Josiah Quincy School, 885 Washington St. (South End).

Prison Abolition

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 LGBTQ/HIV+ prisoners' letters, learn about their struggles, and help out the Black and Pink family!

Movement for Black Lives

BLM Boston Campaign 21

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. Become a monthly donor to BLMB to help them create a pool of resources for urgent needs! PAYPAL for one-time donations is m4blmboston@gmail.com.

BLM VIGIL AT FIRST BAPTIST JP

Monthly vigil in support of Black Lives Matter at First Baptist JP, 633 Center St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Housing Justice

Boston People's Plan: Build the future of housing in our city!

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12pm - 5pm
First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam St, Boston MA, 02119

Build real solutions to Boston’s displacement crisis, led by the people most impacted. Tired of neighbors, friends and family getting displaced? Think the rent is too damn high? Tired of widespread luxury development? Then JOIN the Right to the City alliance for a Boston assembly to build a people’s plan for equitable development and an end to displacement. Watch this video from the first Boston People’s Plan Assembly last September! Volunteers will be needed - stay tuned for more details.

Immigration Justice

Jobs with Justice Sip and Stitch Fundraiser

March 29, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm
375 Centre St, JP

Join Jobs with Justice for a "Stitch and Sip": we'll teach you the basics of cross stitch, then show you how to use it to create a radical work of art. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Please sign up via our ticket link so that we can be sure to have supplies and snacks ready: https://actionnetwork.org/events/sip-and-stitch-nite-with-esther.

Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Network

Join our network of members fighting the injustice of our racist immigration system of detention and deportation through rides, donations, letters, advocacy, home hospitality, and much more.

Join: bit.ly/joinBIJAN | Donate: beyondbondboston.org
Share: bit.ly/BIJANflyer | Host: bit.ly/BIJANhousing

CALL-IN TO SUPPORT ICE DETAINEE HUNGER STRIKE

On Friday, February 15th approximately 70 I.C.E. detainees at the Suffolk County House of Correction launched a hunger strike calling for an end of abuse and for more humane conditions. Four people are currently being held in solitary confinement in direct retaliation for participating in this hunger strike.

Join us for this Call-in Day by contacting the Suffolk County House of Correction and call for better conditions at the facility and for all detainees to be immediately released: 617-635-1000, extension 6510# or 2030#

PLEASE READ the full list of grievances sent from the detainees at Suffolk County: http://thefangcollective.org/suffolkletter

Educate Yourself

RACIAL JUSTICE BRUNCH

SURJ Brunch on Sexual Violence and #MeToo Movement

Sunday, March 10, 12:30 pm at Amelie's home in JP

Peggy Barrett, former Director of Community Awareness and Prevention Services at Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), will lead us in a discussion of sexual violence, the #MeToo Movement, racial issues they both raise, the Cavanaugh hearings and his confirmation, and BARCC services. As sexual violence is experienced by those of all genders, all are welcome for this conversation. This is a potluck; beverages will be provided.

RSVP to amelie.ratliff@gmail.com for the address.

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

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