November 24, 2019
SURJ Boston Winter Fair & Bakeoff to Support CCI
Saturday December 7, 3PM - 5:30PM
The Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St., Cambridge
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.
Can't make it but want to support? Donate to the fundraiser for CCI. CCI is our local parent organization which has organized white people against white supremacy since 1968.
Monday November 25, 3:30-4:30 PM
Join public education advocates on the State House steps to urge Governor Baker to sign the Student Opportunity Act! There will be a fun-spirited "Feel the thrill, Sign the bill" Thriller Flash Mob and rally. Join the dance by practicing over the weekend with the video or show up as a supporter.
Monday December 2. 9AM - 5 PM
The Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will hold a day-long hearing on the Safe Communities Act in the largest room in the State House. Please use the RSVP link to help us plan and organize--and if you can't come, consider supporting our mobilization by calling your legislators, spreading the word, and contributing to our mobilization fund.
Saturday December 7, 5PM - 8PM
Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St., Roxbury.
In place of our standard quarterly General Meeting this season, the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network (BIJAN/Beyond) is thrilled to be hosting a community holiday party! Whether you're brand new to BIJAN/Beyond or have been involved for all two years, come by to celebrate and build with us! We will also be sharing more general information on how to plug into our work if you are new or would like to get more involved.
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.
Thank YOU to all the volunteers who stepped up for dignity and power for prisoners in the last two months. Statewide, the estimated count is 20,000 signatures. While this is not the 80,239 needed to pass the initiative, it surpassed expectations, and SURJB’s network gathered approximately 3,000 of those signatures! Every signature is a statement of love for someone behind bars.
Read this thank you message from Derrick Washington at Souza Baranowski, content notice: self harm description.
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!
Saturday, December 7th. 10 AM-2 PM. Location TBD. Time subject to change.
Stay tuned for opportunities to support real solutions to Boston's displacement crisis led by the people most impacted.
THE WATERING HOLE
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.