December 29, 2019
So far we've raised over $4000 for Community Change Inc (CCI)! Thanks to everyone who has helped so far! We still have about $4000 to go, with only a few days left in the year. Can you help, especially if you haven't helped yet? Here are a couple ways to help:
- contribute an amount you can afford here: bit.ly/SURJ2CCI
CCI is our parent organization, working hard to engage white people to do their part to dismantle systemic racism and white supremacy in Boston and beyond. Your support enables this small organization to reach more people.
Thursday, January 2, 5:30-6:30pm
First Baptist JP, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Monthly vigil in support of Black Lives Matter
Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office
1 Ashburton Place, Boston (downtown)
Monday, 12/30, 11am - 1pm
FJAH requests that we PACK THE ROOM in solidarity with directly impacted women and their families. You must bring a state issued ID, if this is a barrier for you let us know. More people in the room means greater accountability and a stronger demand for transparency from the state. RSVP to Ash at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want an email or text reminder a couple days before or need transportation support.
Mass Bail Fund frees people from jail who are held pre-trial, sometimes for as little as $40! They support hundreds of people every year - buy a shirt to keep funding their work. Four styles, seven sizes, and five colors! $25-$40 depending on style. Bring big abolitionist energy into 2020 while funding the movement!
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!
The Coalition for a Truly Affordable Boston is organizing to demand bold changes to the city's affordable housing policy to address the crisis of displacement faced by working class communities. 13% affordability is not enough. We need private developers to include 1/3 affordable housing to help our communities thrive, at lower rents & prices we can truly afford. Learn more about the coalition and sign up here for email updates on the campaign.
The SURJ Housing Justice Action Partnership is seeking canvassers to support City Life/Vida Urbana’s anti-displacement work on the third Saturday of every month. Canvassers help CLVU learn about what housing issues are happening locally, and spread the word about City Life so people can connect with housing justice organizing work and legal support. If you are interested in attending a canvass or if you'd like to learn more, please reach out to Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In December 2017, Mariame Kaba spontaneously organized #FreeThePeopleDay on twitter, calling on people to donate the cost of a drink on New Year’s Eve to their local community bail or bond fund. Until Dec 30, we are joining with bail and bond funds across the country to raise matching funds that will be distributed across sixty local bail and immigration bond funds, doubling the amount they raise on #FreeThePeopleDay. Donate here: bit.ly/freethepeopleday.
Support MJL's critical work in dismantling the national security complex! MJL is a leader, locally and nationally, in organizing against the criminalization and policing of marginalized communities. Let’s help get them to their $5,000 goal!
Folks are raising money for Vilma, a Catholic Latina immigrant and a Brighton resident whose husband has been held in ICE detention for over three months. Without his support, she urgently needs the support of her community to pay her family's hospital bills and taxes. Any amount helps! Please pass the word along to Brighton-based neighbors even if you can't give.
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.
Sunday, January 12, 12:30pm
At a Jamaica Plain home (address given upon RSVP)
We know that we live and work in a world that is permeated by issues of class as well as race. Let's talk about how class affects our work and our communities. More detail next week. Potluck: bring food to share if you can. Hot and cold beverages provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
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
Commit to doing just one thing this week.
We can do this.