November 10, 2019
As we approach our deadline to collect 100,000 signatures to put a citizen-initiated constitutional amendment restoring the right to vote to thousands of prisoners, disproportionately Black and Latinx, in this state. PLEASE join us for one of the following days of action! No prior experience needed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to sign up.
Monday, 11/11: Grocery store collections happening across the state. Shift options are 10am - 1pm OR 1pm - 4pm each day, but we're flexible! Pretty much any grocery store in MA is an option.
Tuesday, 11/12: Transit Day of Action collecting at all MBTA stations across the region. Shift options are 7-9am or 5-7pm, all MBTA stations.
Wednesday, 11/13, 2:00-5:00PM
MA State House, 24 Beacon St, Downtown
Join Emancipation Initiative in supporting S.1379 An Act to Strengthen Prison Visitation and S.1372 An Act Relative to Prison Phone Calls during the legislative hearing on Wednesday, 11/13.
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!
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! We have raised nearly $800 so far from 24 contributions. Thanks to everyone who has supported this effort so far! If you haven't donated yet, please donate now, and consider sharing this fundraiser with five other people! 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.
Sunday, November 17, 1:00-3:00 PM
14 Tyler Street, Somerville
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 13, 5:30-8:30 PM
BU Track and Tennis Center
Ben Shapiro, notorious right wing hatemonger, has been invited to BU to give a talk entitled "America Wasn't Built On Slavery, It Was Built on Freedom". Join BU students in solidarity to show against white supremacy, false history, and fascism.
Martin Henson of Black Lives Matter Boston and Elizabeth Rucker of Solidarity Against Hate Boston were interviewed by Boston Neighborhood News about outgoing City Councilor Tom McCarthy's proposed felony charge for wearing a mask on public property in Boston. Watch the video to hear Martin and Elizabeth discuss political suppression of liberation movements and frame the conversation on white supremacist organizing.
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.
Sunday, November 17, 12:30 PM
Marty Nathan, wife of Michael Nathan who was one of five protesters killed by the Klan and American Nazi Party at a Greensboro anti-Klan rally on Nov. 3, 1979, will show a recent film on the Massacre and then speak. This is a potluck so bring food to share if you can; hot and cold beverages will be provided. Email email@example.com to RSVP and for location information.
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
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We can do this.