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Recap Of #BLACKMAMASBAILOUT

Thanks to the support of more than 17,000 individual donors like you, National Bail Out and partners raised over $1 MILLION and bailed out 106 Black mamas and caregivers (AND COUNTING!) in more than 35 cities to reunite them with their families for Mother’s Day! Check out the recap of this year's bailouts here!

This is just one step in fighting to end cash bail and is a powerful act of solidarity towards the vision of prison abolition. Do you know what cash bail is and how it works? Check out this resource from National Bail Out: https://nationalbailout.org/blackcodes/. Find out more about this Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers, and activists at http://nationalbailout.org/.

SUPPORT THE STUDENT IMMIGRANT MOVEMENT!

Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), a grassroots organization of young folks fighting for immigrant rights and currently working with Movimiento Cosecha to get driver's licenses for all, is being targeted by right wing trolls posting hateful comments and reviews on their Facebook page. Here’s what you can do to support them:
1. "Like" the SIM Facebook page.
2. Don't fight with the haters directly. NOT worth it.
3. "Like" or "Love" the videos on SIM's page, especially the ones with many negative comments. Post your own positive comments on the videos.
4. Post a positive review of SIM by clicking on Reviews on the sidebar and then saying "Yes" to recommending SIM and then write something positive

Get Involved

Immigration Justice

Golden Stairs Immigration Center

Support the GoFundMe campaign of activist attorneys who are building a nonprofit to centralize their pro bono legal services for vulnerable, low-income immigrants and asylum seekers. Their missions is to assist asylum seekers, stop deportations and family separation, and provide access to counsel for non-citizens who would never otherwise be able to afford these vital services.

CALL-IN TO SUPPORT ICE DETAINEES

While February's 70 person strong hunger strike has ended, we must continue the pressure for better conditions at the facility and for all detainees to be immediately released. Please read the full list of grievances sent from the detainees and call Sheriff Tompkins @ (617-704-6655), Suffolk County DA Rollins (617-619-4000), and Governor Baker (617-725-4005) to demand humane conditions and the shutdown of the ICE facility.

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

Movement for Black Lives

BLM Boston Campaign 21

BLM Boston regularly works to coordinate financial support for Black women and children fleeing abuse and/or experiencing housing insecurity. 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.

Vigil In Support of Black Lives Matter

Thursday, June 6th at 5:30 PM in front of First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St in Jamaica Plain. Karlene Griffiths Sekou from Black Lives Matter Boston will be the speaker.

Prison Abolition

Sign Up To Send Postcards

The first phase of the Clemency Campaign is now until July 31. We will be mobilizing our communities to send 1 postcard per week asking Governor Baker to release women who:

We are also sending postcards to the parole board since they have decision making power. If you commit to do this PLEASE email Ruckus (enviropacifibinarchafeminist@gmail.com) and Ashley (ashley.tartarilla@gmail.com) so they can keep track.

Support Sisters Unchained

Sisters Unchained is a program dedicated to the collective leadership, healing, and creative expression of women and non-gender conforming people of color who are impacted by incarceration. They currently have people on the waiting list for their programs, so give today so they can bring more women and GNC folks into their work!

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! Note your donation is for Participatory Defense in the "additional info" line. Ongoing need is $75 per week, and any amount helps! Donate here.

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!

Housing Justice

Plan JP/Rox Ongoing Work

As a part of ongoing work coming out of resistance to the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s Plan JP/Rox, we have engaged in a series of opportunities at a project by project basis to demand development without displacement, specifically with a large developer and management company, City Realty. Please stay tuned with how to support this ongoing work!

Petition for Brent Street families facing building-wide eviction

Fernando Dalfior and Brad Cangiamila bought 18 Brent Street in Dorchester this past March. They immediately issued eviction notices to EVERYONE in the building. Clearly, they're trying to flip this whole apartment building just to maximize their own profit. And we won't stand for it. Please sign this petition to help the Brent Street families save their homes!

Solidarity and Reparations        

DONATE: WESTERN MASS SURJ REPARATIONS CAMPAIGN

Western Mass SURJ has been working on a cross-class reparations campaign in close partnership with a multiracial coalition of grassroots organizers. They are collecting reparations payments on behalf of and in coalition with Stickii Quest and ShaeShae Quest, who are Black queer and trans organizers living in Springfield. These payments will go towards the purchase of a house in Springfield in late 2019. Read more about this exciting campaign and DONATE.

Public Education

Organize for the Promise Act

Know anyone in Wellesley, Weston, or Wayland that is interested in equity in Public Education? Please have them contact Tonya Tedesco (tonyatedesco@gmail.com). In conjunction with BEJA & MEJA, we are doing suburban outreach to win support for the Promise Act.

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

Knapsack is a multiracial group hosted by Community Change Inc that is committed to challenging the system of racism in the United States and the world. We engage in dialogue, build community, and support the efforts of racial justice leaders and organizations. We are dedicated to the struggle for shared liberation.

White People Challenging Racism

Moving From Talk to Action: Find classes and sign up on the WPCR website

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