Before the end of 2021, please share this educational resource about local far-right groups on social media (or through other networks) and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you’ve shared it!
Loved ones in our community could spend the holidays in prison simply because they can’t afford to pay bail. Donate to Mass Bail Fund to give the gift of freedom.
Every Wednesday 12-1 PM, as well as every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5 PM, SURJ Boston members will guide you through actions curated from our BIPOC-led partners' priorities for that week! We also offer training in how to host action hours for your own community from 1-1:30 PM on the last Wednesday of the month. Action hours are open to all! Bring friends! :) Register here!
No fault evictions should never happen, especially during a pandemic. Mutual aid is standing with neighbors facing evictions — join us to stand in solidarity with neighbors across the city.
Learn more about the impact of CLVU’s “Homes! For the Holidays” action series and get updates on state-wide rental & mortgage relief efforts!
Over 24,000 eviction cases and counting have been filed in our state during the pandemic. Read a summary of the bill here, and let your legislators know how urgently we need protections from evictions and foreclosures in this continuing pandemic and economic crisis!
Take action here to defend affordable housing for working-class seniors and El Embajador Restaurant! → 1. Sign the petition 2. Sign up to flyer 3. Write a letter.
☎️ ✉️ Join Families for COVID Safety to demand Boston Public Schools Protect Students and Staff from COVID-19!
Send emails using this template to the School Committee, Superintendent Casselius, BPS Officials, and the Mayor. Make phone calls to:
Need guidance on what to say? See the phone script.
Let the Families for COVID Safety campaign know that you took action at bit.ly/CallReportFamCOSA.
For more information, see this background piece about Families for COVID Safety.
Sign up for their listserv at bit.ly/CallReportFamCOSA.
Support Massachusetts Jobs with Justice by donating to their end of year fundraiser, with a goal of $2,022! Funds will go towards sustaining the organization’s work organizing with essential workers, supporting the Fair Share Amendment, and other campaigns impacting local workers and immigrant communities. You can read about the 2021 successes of this Women of Color-led organization in their annual report.
Register online for the weekly town hall on Mondays at 6pm to learn about events and actions to stop the new women’s prison and other new jails or prisons.
After nearly two years of legal and political struggle, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has won re-confirmation of their reservation land, reversing the Trump administration’s attempt in March 2020 to strip the tribe of its reservation. Brian Weeden, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, welcomed the ruling but said it did not fully redress the land stolen from the tribe. The tribe’s reservation land — about 320 acres in Mashpee and Taunton — makes up only half of 1 percent of the tribe’s ancestral territory, he said.
Leonard Peltier, an Indigenous activist, has been in prison for 44 years (America’s longest serving political prisoner!) on charges and a trial that have been widely disputed. Email the White House to urge President Biden to release Leonard Peltier! See this doc for suggested language. For more information: Additional background info and a clemency request from 11 members of Congress.
Ongoing support needed to advocate for MILA's 5 bills. Please assist us by completing our form, simplified and updated 11/17 with clearer asks, including if you want/need our support.
The farmland purchase goal for the Black Swamp Rematriation Project was met! Donations are still needed to help rematriation of the land. Use the password AT1234 when prompted.
Contact us with any questions for our group. See our document for more info and further ways to take action.
While many of us have had our lives return to “normal,” this pandemic is harming our neighbors, particularly those of color, more than ever. Please lend support where you can!
We have porches set up as donation drop-off sites please email us to get the address for a drop-off site of your choice: Belmont, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, Medford, Somerville, and West Roxbury.
Donations have been extremely low as of late. Please help us pick it up if you can!
Urgent needs: The Cape Verdean Association of Boston (CVAB):
⭐️ Food and supplies to stay safe from COVID-19 are in the greatest demand
If you would like to donate funds to our partners as well/instead (We’d appreciate an email at email@example.com to let us know you donated!):
We know that the majority of actors in the January 6, 2020 insurrection were white and were motivated by a white nationalist and far-right agenda and these groups are continuing to recruit and build in white communities. We are organizing to stop the rise of white supremacist violence and build political power for justice.
Engage with us as we discuss: Whiteness Hurts (study group), books, and more.
See our upcoming Zoom discussions/meetings;
Knapsack Facebook discussions are an
alternative to the Knapsack Meetup group; it is not required to join this FB group to join/attend the Meetup group.
Moving From Talk to Action: Find workshops and sign up on the WPCR website.
Sign up to receive communications directly from SURJ Boston groups around political education opportunities and ways to take action.
SURJ Boston is a project of Community Change Inc (CCI), a Boston-based organization promoting racial justice and equity by challenging systemic racism and acting as a catalyst for anti-racist
learning and action.
In 1968, as a result of the Civil Rights Movement and in response to the Kerner Commission which named racism as "a white problem”, CCI was birthed. CCI promotes racial justice and equity by challenging systemic racism and acting as a catalyst for anti-racist learning and action. CCI accomplishes its mission through education, advocacy and working in solidarity with others to organize for change.
Commit to doing just one thing this week.
We can do this.