October 6, 2019
in support of ReThink
Friday, Oct 18, 6-8pm
65 Burroughs St, Jamaica Plain
Be sure to RSVP to this fundraiser via Eventbrite! Meet Rethink's Executive Director, karen "kg" marshall, and learn more about Rethink's vital work. After hearing from karen, we encourage you to donate at the following levels:
First Thursday of each month, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Lawn of First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain. Guest Speaker, Reading of Names, Silent Vigil, Announcements. Continuing every month since December 2015.
Check out Boston Users Union's demands on Twitter, and contribute material aid - arrange pick up/drop off by direct messaging @classymscassie on Twitter
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests confirmed this week that Capt. Danilecki of the Boston Police Department, responsible for much of the violence against those counterprotesting Straight Pride, was also involved in operation clean sweep. Read more about Danilecki's role in Operation Clean Sweep.
We continue to call on the anti racist, anti fascist community to emphasize that the violence of 8/31 is something that Black and brown communities, poor people, people who use drugs, homeless people, and LGBTQ+ people experience every day. Disarm, defund, disband the police!
Wednesday, Oct 9 at 6 PM - 8 PM at Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury Crossing
Right to the City Boston is hosting an At-Large City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 9 at 6pm at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. RSVP here if you can join!
Wednesday, Oct 16 at 3-5:30 PM - Boston City Hall Plaza
You make Boston beautiful. You deserve to afford to live here. With you, we can win affordable housing! The current Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) requires private developers to include 13% affordability. But 13% is not enough, and the "affordable" units are out of our communities' reach! We need private developers to include 1/3 affordable housing to help our communities thrive, at lower rents & prices we can truly afford. Join us in demanding true affordability in private developments! RSVP and Sign the petition and join us at 3 PM on Wednesday 10/16 to put the pressure on City Hall!
We are so close to reaching our fundraising goal! We are supporting the Grahams, a couple unjustly evicted by a greedy landlord looking to redevelop their home into a condo building, to help cover their legal fees and a donation to City Life/Vida Urbana. We’re over 75% of the way to our target of $10,000 - can you donate today?
Developers want zoning variances for nearby projects while trying to force out tenants in another property (6 Humphreys Place) the own nearby. We say people over profit! Read more about the fight against zoning variances.
Thursday, October 10, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Jacques Cabaret, 79 Broadway Street
Join the Justice4Siham Campaign for a fun night of drag and musical performances to raise funds to help permanently reunite a family that was torn apart by ICE. For more information about the Justice4Siham Campaign, check out @FreeSiham or www.justice4siham.com.
The signature collecting for the Mass POWER campaign has begun! We have 100,000 signatures to get by November 20th, so we need all hands on deck. To sign up to canvas, please fill out this form. Additionally, the SURJ Prison Abolition Action Partnership is hosting an upcoming training for folks who want to learn how to be “signature captains” – AKA, people who help organize other people to collect signatures:
October 10th, 7-9pm. (Cambridge, exact location released upon RSVP.) RSVP to this signature captain training here. You can also find this signature captain training on Facebook.
Our friend Jude Glaubman is collecting retired cell phones for women leaving incarceration. If you have phones in usable condition to donate, get in touch with Jude at email@example.com
Looking to feed the movement? Families for Justice As Healing is asking allies to provide meals to support their participatory defense meetings, where people fighting cases get together to plan their legal defenses and find community support. These meetings are based on the model of Mothers in Charge, a Black woman-led organization in PA.
SURJB is seeking meal captains to:
Interested? Fill out the form and if you have questions email Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black and Pink’s mission is to abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQ+/HIV+ people through advocacy, support, and organizing.
These drop ins welcome any kind of abolitionist energy, whether reading and entering mail into the database, writing letters, playing cards, or chatting. Formerly incarcerated and court involved people especially encouraged to attend. Cis, straight and/or free world allies are welcome!
This course will focus on bridging a deep understanding of personal and systemic racism and oppression into commitments and a solid action plan to move forward in action!
Participants will examine their roles in the dynamics of systemic racism and reframing their relationships to social justice movements. The course is geared to talk openly about our respective lived experiences in a racist and oppressive society as well as move beyond words toward action to dismantle racism, whether in our own personal sphere or in our communities.
Please join us for a powerful 5-week course facilitated by multi-racial team of 2 local facilitators. All are welcome and it is important to note that the course takes an explicit view that transforming both ourselves and our society to be racially just implicates a responsibility in white and privileged folks to engage in this work more robustly.
The course sessions take place for five consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, starting on October 8th through November 5th. Please note that the Eventbrite lists the event as ending on the same day of the course start, which is the case solely for course payment purposes. Location is private and shared with ticket holders only.
Tuition is $90 per person. Some sliding-scale need-based scholarships are available. For details on requesting a sliding scale tuition, please email email@example.com.
To register please complete the following 2 steps:
*Please note that the teaching location for this specific offering is not handicap accessible as there are more than ten steps to get to the entrance of the space we will be in. Anti-Racism Collaborative does offer this 5 week course at a handicap accessible location in Harvard Square regularly. Please click here for upcoming workshops, we apologize for the inconvenience.
***ARC reserves the right to reschedule sessions of this course due to inclement weather and matches the school delays, closures, and cancellations of local district to preserve the safety of its facilitators and participants. The decision to cancel sessions and shift the schedule does not permit us to offer a refund but we will honor an indefinite credit to participants who are unable to attend some or all sessions of the course.
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.
Moving From Talk to Action: Find classes and sign up on the WPCR website
CCI is looking for a part time office coordinator. Contact Shay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commit to doing just one thing this week.
We can do this.