To sustain our organizing in 2022, we are raising money to cover the cost of Zoom, our website, closed captioning, training resources, protest supplies, and more! Our goal of $8,00 will cover our core costs for the year ahead. Please donate if you are able.
We encourage you to match your budget gift with support for the Celebration of Grassroots Organizing, which supports 11 anti-racist community organizations.
We've raised $200 in support of the annual Celebration of Grassroots Organizing so far! Our community is committed to raising $5,000 for the Celebration, which funds crucial local organizing Asian American Resource Workshop, Student Immigrant Movement, and nine other community organizations. Donate to support the Celebration here!
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!
A new article from “It’s Going Down” analyzes recent trends in fascist organizing and anti-fascist responses in Boston. Read more about our local far-right groups on the New England White Supremacists website.
Saturday 5/7 from 1-3. Join Families for Justice as Healing and The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls for their annual car rally in Framingham. Send love to the mothers and all people incarcerated at MCI-Framingham! Register.
ALL OUT to advance the bill to stop the new women’s prison! The deadline has been extended to June 30. That means we have 10 weeks to keep building people power to pass it! Join a town hall or phone bank to ask constituents to call their legislators. Sign up here.
If you got a tax refund and it is surplus for you, please consider redistributing to Cambridge HEART, the brand-new, Black-led, community-based alternative public safety program. Cambridge HEART is raising $550,000 to hire 10 community members as first responders. And the SURJB HEART support team has set a goal of raising $50,000 through our SURJ community. Use this form to pledge some (or all!) of your tax return.
Does your company engage in corporate giving? Ask your Director of Corporate Giving and Director of Charitable Donations to give to Cambridge HEART and help us to pay for salaries of community responders! Unsure what to say or how to ask? Email email@example.com and we will help you.
Register for virtual events, explore the resource list, and take action. Note from the organizers: “Join us in saying ‘enough is enough’-not one more stolen sister.
Thursday, May 5 at 3:00pm, Cambridge City Hall. Many will wear red in solidarity. More info here for MMIW events.
The Line 3 Legal Defense Fund provides support to people facing arrest, jail time, and state repression because of their opposition to Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline project. Support the fund here!
Tommy Monias, a Pimicikamak (Cross Lake in Manitoba) Cree elder and activist against a megadam project, has pancreatic cancer. His family asks for prayers as well as donations to help during this difficult time. GoFundMe link here.
Check out this episode of “When We Fight, We Win! The Podcast” about Leonard Peltier’s wrongful conviction and the fight to free America’s longest-serving political prisoner. See the episode description for actions to #FreeLeonardPeltier.
Contact us with any questions!
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.
Check out news coverage from Fairlawn tenants taking action to protest DSF corporate landlord Arthur Soloman, a Brown alumni and Trinity Rep Theater trustee
From CLVU: The Wake Up the Earth Festival began in 1979 when a group of local neighbors and activists banded together to stop the Interstate 95 (I-95) expansion into Jamaica Plain. The festival began as, and still is, a celebration of what can be accomplished when people of all traditions, cultures, ages, and beliefs come together. This year's theme is Power to the People!
Check out an interview by author of People Before Highways, Karilyn Crokett, about this history.
The critical housing budget amendments did not make it to the State Representative's budget but Stay tuned to take action for critical housing justice legislation in the Senate's Budget.
Join Dot Not 4 Sale in pushing back on a multi-billion-dollar private development on public land. Sign the petition.
Show up to the State House this Thursday, May 5th, at 2pm to show support for the Work and Family Mobility Act as the Massachusetts Senate prepares to vote! This bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives this February, will allow all qualified Massachusetts residents to apply for driver’s licenses, regardless of immigration status. Cosecha Massachusetts is calling on the community to show up to support the bill at this crucial moment! Learn more about the rally here.
You can also send a letter of support to your State Senator here.
Sign up to receive updates from the Our Cities Our Schools campaign to learn how you can fight against harmful top-down interventions.
Urge Mayor Wu & BPS to keep the mask requirement and improve ventilation.
Our partners continue to value our support through volunteering, and food and monetary donations. Please help where you can <3
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.
💵 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!
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.