November 17, 2019
Join SURJ Boston for our Winter Fair Fundraiser for Community Change Inc.! Come in out of the cold for fun activities & games, warm beverages, good company, and, best of all, the highly competitive SURJ Bakeoff! You'll have the opportunity to sample lots of delicious baked goods, and maybe even bring some home. Kid-friendly activities will be provided. Tickets are sliding scale $5-$20. Kids 12 and under free. Learn more and get tickets here.
Can't make it but want to support? Donate here.
CCI is our local parent organization which has organized white people against white supremacy since 1968.
November 18 at 6 PM. Come phonebank with us in downtown Boston 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.
November 24 at 3 PM. MA TPS Committee will be showing "The Last Dream", a brief documentary about the children of TPS families and the play they created to share their story. At 4:30pm, MA TPS Committee will then be working on data entry to support their efforts in protecting the 450,000+ current TPS holders and their families, and to prepare a path to permanent residency for all beneficiaries. Register here: http://bit.ly/tpsdataparty.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
Save the date for the final Boston People's Plan Assembly of the year: Saturday, December 7th. Stay tuned for location, time, and opportunities to support.
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.
Thanks to everyone who turned up for the Drylongso Awards or donated to help make it happen! It was a lovely evening.
December 4, 6-7:30pm
This is a time to be in community with others who are fiercely committed to anti-racism work and the dismantling of white supremacy. We can talk about current events, the work within the community, or just how we are taking care of ourselves during these turbulent times. More details when you RSVP.
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.
Upcoming meetups in Boston:
Moving From Talk to Action: Find classes and sign up on the WPCR website
Commit to doing just one thing this week.
We can do this.