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Prison Abolition

WELCOME HOME, NIA!

Families for Justice as Healing is raising $3,500 to support our sister Nia as she heals and advances her life after incarceration. Nia is committed to our movement to end the incarceration of women and girls starting with shutting down South Bay!

COLLECT SIGNATURES FOR MASS POWER CAMPAIGN TO RESTORE THE #Right2Vote

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.

SIGN UP TO BE A MEAL CAPTAIN FOR FJAH PARTICIPATORY DEFENSE!

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 rachelbish91@gmail.com.

Donate Retired Cellphones!

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 jglaubman@thecouncil.us.

BLACK & PINK VOLUNTEER DROP IN

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!

Movement for Black Lives

Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter

Thursday November 7, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain.
Guest Speaker, Reading of Names, Silent Vigil, Announcements. Continuing every month since December 2015.

SURJ Fundraiser for CCI

DONATE TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY CHANGE INC.!
Our end-of-year fundraiser to raise $8,500 to support CCI’s work to dismantle systemic racism is underway! CCI is our local parent organization which has organized white people against white supremacy since 1968. CCI has organized and nurtured current and previous SURJ Boston members, linking us to over 50 years of liberation work. Donate and learn more about CCI.

Immigration Justice

Driving Licenses for All PhoneBank

Sunday November 10, 3PM - 5PM
Workbar Central Square, 45 Prospect St., Cambridge

Come phonebank with us to help all Massachusetts residents, regardless of immigration status, access the basic right of a driver's license! Please bring a laptop/tablet/other Internet device, and sign up here: http://bit.ly/dff_signup so that we'll be able to contact you with more information.

ART FOR ALL 2 AT AERONAUT BREWERY

Boston For All is teaming up with Aeronaut Brewing Company, BIJAN, and a group of local artists to offer a fun fall fundraiser! Enjoy some of the best locally-brewed beer while exploring some great original art. Choose the perfect piece for yourself or to give as a gift. 100% of the money you give will go directly to support immigration justice here in Boston.

SIM DACA Renewal Fund

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.

Housing Justice

TAKE THE RENT CONTROL PLEDGE - WE CAN BRING RENT CONTROL BACK TO BOSTON!

Confronting White Supremacy

Ongoing Solidarity with Victims of Operation Clean Sweep

Check out Boston Users Union's demands on Twitter, and contribute material aid - arrange pick up/drop off by direct messaging @classymscassie on Twitter

Grab Yourself by the Bootstrap

Community Change, Inc.

DRYLONGSO AWARDS 2019

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.

Get Educated

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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