Sunday, March 13th, 12:30 - 2:30
Join us for a dive into our class identities and a conversation building toward the June 18 national march of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We'll be joined by Savina Martin, tri-chair of the Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign, and Pam McMichael, a founder of SURJ National and former tri-chair of the Kentucky Poor People's Campaign.
Register here to receive a Zoom link to the brunch. You must register in advance to attend. Contact Amelie Ratliff with questions.
We hope you'll join us Sunday, March 13, 12:30-2:30.
Every Wednesday 12-1 PM, as well as every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7 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!
Read and share the New England White Supremacists website.
See white nationalists and neo-Nazis in your area? Take whatever steps you need to stay safe, then tell them they’re not welcome. See how others have responded:
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.
Join Dot Not 4 Sale in pushing back on a multi-billion-dollar private development on public land. Sign the petition.
TOPA would require landlords to give tenants the first notice when they plan to sell and give them time to make the first offer or designate a nonprofit on their behalf, allowing them the best chance to stay in their home. Email your legislators to pass TOPA today.
Help save affordable housing at the Forbes building in JP, the Babcock Towers, and other subsidized housing in Boston long term. Ask legislators to co-sponsor State House bill H.4229.
Three important bills—which if passed could be major wins for housing justice—are still on the table at the state house. Call and email your legislators today to voice your support for 1) The COVID Housing Equity Bill 2) lifting the ban on rent control and 3) the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase (TOPA) Act.
Prof. Mays is Afro-Indigenous (Saginaw Anishnaabe) and is an Assistant Professor at UCLA. See this link for a recording of this webinar, part of UAINE and NAICOB’s 2022 Indigenous Liberation speaker series.
Sunday, February 27, 5:00 PM
Come listen to, learn from, and be inspired by visionaries who have been organizing at the forefront of movements from the Philippines, to Minnesota, to Palestine. Register here.
Can’t make meetings, but still want to hear about just-in-time actions you can take to support public education? Fill out our interest survey!
Saturday, March 12, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Are you a BPS educator or caregiver/parent? Join the Family2Family Conference to support family engagement, promote family advocacy, and strengthen family and educator collaboration. Interpretation available, can join in person or on zoom. Register here.
Boston Public Schools will publish an "Emergency School Review" of Mission Hill School very soon. Join Boston Education Justice Alliance and Boston Teachers Union to demand that community members be included in any and all decisions about the school’s future by signing on to this letter to key administrators and local elected officials.
Last week Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the Work & Family Mobility Act, moving Massachusetts closer to becoming the 17th state to allow undocumented community members to access driver’s licenses! Take action to help it pass the Senate by asking your State Senator to support the bill and taking your State rep!
🔥 ABOLITION ACTION HOUR
Monday, February 28, 6:00 PM on Zoom
Join us to support abolitionist campaigns from stopping prison construction to creating community alternatives to policing. Register: tinyurl.com/surjbaction
Phone bank Thursdays 5-7pm to help pass the Prison and Jail Construction Moratorium Bill and stop the new women's prison! More details: http://bit.ly/nonewprisonvolunteer
Tuesday, March 1, 7-8:30 PM, RSVP and Donate here.
The Black Response is launching Cambridge HEART, a new alternative public safety program. Support by attending the fundraiser or donate online! (And help SURJB track our donations by filling out this form!)
Cambridge is getting $88 million in COVID relief funding from the ARPA, let’s pressure the city to use some to fund HEART! We’ve written a strong proposal for funding. Tell the City Manager and City Councilors to use ARPA funding to support HEART. Join our letter writing action!
On 1/10, #DeeperThanWater organizers broke the news of a rampant rodent infestation at MCI Shirley. Share the post and help #DeeperThanWater pay for a year’s worth of sanitary food for lead organizer, Wayland Coleman.
While many of us have had our lives return to “normal,” this pandemic is still negatively impacting 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!
If you would like to donate funds to our partners as well/instead: (We’d appreciate an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you donated!)
Join community members from across Massachusetts at Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council's Racial Justice solidarity study group Tuesdays at 6pm followed by action circle at 7pm, both virtual. We will push for reparations for slavery and racial equity from the War on Drugs municipality by municipality across Massachusetts Learn and apply with community standing in solidarity for racial justice for cities across Massachusetts today. Change can't wait. Register today!
On Saturday, March 26 from 1-2:30, the New Democracy Coalition and Massachusetts Peace Action are hosting a discussion of "How the Word is Passed" by Clint Smith and what actions anti-racist activists can take in response.
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.
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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.