October 27, 2019
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.
Mass POWER Signature Captain Training: Sunday, November 3, 2:30-4:30 PM at the Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge (partially wheelchair accessible, on site bathroom is not ADA compliance). Please RSVP by Saturday, November 2!
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 who would:
Interested? Fill out the form and if you have questions email Ray at email@example.com.
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 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!
SURJ Boston is kicking off an end-of-year fundraiser to support CCI, our local parent organization, which has been doing the work of organizing white people against white supremacy since 1968, linking us to over 50 years of liberation work! Our goal is to raise $8,500 to support CCI’s work to dismantle systemic racism through education and action. Donate and learn more about CCI's work.
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
Tuesday, October 29, 12-1:30 PM
"On October 29, housing justice advocates and elected officials are coming together to build the movement for tenant protections and to put local options for rent control back on the table in Massachusetts!" Join City Life/Vida Urbana, Dorchester Not For Sale, the Chinese Progressive Association, Right to the City Boston, and many others to rally for rent control, tenant protections, and bill H.3924, "An Act Enabling Local Options for Tenant Protections."
October 30, 6-9 PM, 145 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111
sign up here: http://bit.ly/dff_signup so that we'll be able to contact you with more information.! Please bring a laptop/tablet/other Internet device, and
The SIM DACA fund is being created to provide economic support to DACA recipients in MA. Applicants have to pay $495 in fees for their renewal application. Many members of our community, including DACA folks, live paycheck to paycheck and often are not able to pay for the application fees. We are asking our community to help the DACA recipients here in MA who are part of our community with any monetary support for their DACA renewal application.
With the recent news of Suffolk County terminating its contract with ICE, please read a statement from BIJAN to better understand the complexity and impacts of this decision (excerpt below):
"Any time a contract with ICE is ended, that is a win for people power. But we can’t fully celebrate the decision of Suffolk County to end its contract with ICE. We can’t celebrate because we fear our community members will be moved to other ICE jails instead of being set free. We can’t celebrate because the space that has caged these members of our community will simply be used to cage different members of our community." Read the rest of their statement.
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
Tuesday, October 29, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Community Change, Inc: 2 Oliver St. Suite 802, Boston, MA 02109
This is a time to be in community with others who are fiercely committed to anti-racism work and the dismantling of white supremacy. This month the conversation will focus on the book "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi. Please RSVP here.
Friday, November 15, 6:30 PM
Dante Alighieri Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA
This will be a night of music, food, celebration and reflection. The event will honor the work of ordinary people doing extraordinary anti-racism work in our community. Some of the honorees are members of SURJ Boston! Keynote by Chris Crass. Tickets available at tinyURL.com/drylongso.
Commit to doing just one thing this week.
We can do this.