Boston

2017 Oct 15

Khiara Bridges: Race, Poverty and Privacy

(All day)

Location: 

30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join us for a conversation about race, poverty, and privacy in medical care, and what humanist values require. In this talk, Khiara Bridges will discuss the research that she has conducted with poor mothers and mothers-to-be, focusing on their experiences with state regulation and surveillance. She hopes to engage the audience in a conversation about what we can do -- as individuals and a community -- to ensure that poor people are treated with the dignity and humanity that they deserve. Khiara M. Bridges is a professor of law and professor of anthropology at Boston University. She has... Read more about Khiara Bridges: Race, Poverty and Privacy
2017 Sep 11

How is September 11th Significant? A Community Conversation

(All day)

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Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
How is September 11th Significant? A Community Conversation about harm and healing This event is a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Kaia Stern Panelists: Khalil Abdur - Rashid, Muslim Chaplain at Harvard University Fatema Ahmad, Deputy Director of the Muslim Justice League Ernesto "Eroc" Arroyo-Montanao, Director of Cultural Organizing, United for a Fair Economy Melissa W. Bartholomew, Racial Justice & Healing Practitioner Anwar Omeish, Harvard Islamic Society & Anti-Islamaphobia Network Spoken Word performed by Sumeya Aden of Boston Pulse This event will take place at ... Read more about How is September 11th Significant? A Community Conversation
2017 Aug 16

Vigil Against Hate

(All day)

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Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742, USA
Join us at the birthplace of the Revolution to stand against the tyranny of hate. In the wake of the horrific events on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, Concord will come together for a vigil celebrating love for all. The fear, divisiveness, and intolerance that we have seen are not - and have never been - the values we support in this town. Through candlelight, song, prayer and speech we will come together to show our commitment to people of all colors, creeds and identities. Join us. Logistics: Pizza will be provided for children and they are all most welcome. Facilities: Please... Read more about Vigil Against Hate
2017 Aug 19

Fight Supremacy! Boston Counter-Protest & Resistance Rally

(All day)

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Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
As many of you are aware, there have been conflicting reports that Saturday’s “Free Speech” rally in Boston, organized by white supremacists, has been cancelled. Several confirmed speakers for that event have publicly withdrawn due to community pressure. While Mayor Walsh, Police Commissioner Evans, senators from Massachusetts, and Boston City Council members have openly denounced the gathering of white supremacists slated for Boston Commons, privately they have also denounced the counter-demonstration being organized by Black leadership in the Metro North. It does not go unnoticed that... Read more about Fight Supremacy! Boston Counter-Protest & Resistance Rally
2017 Sep 18

How to Be an Effective Citizen Lobbyist

(All day)

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630 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476, USA
Would you like to learn more about how to make your voice heard and influence government decisions? Join us for a conversation with State Senator Cindy Friedman and Colleen Kirby, the Criminal Justice Legislative Specialist for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and a member of First Parish Arlington’s Mass Incarceration Working Group. This free program is sponsored by First Parish Arlington’s Mass Incarceration Working Group and is open to all. Questions? Email end-mass-incarceration@firstparish.info. Read more about How to Be an Effective Citizen Lobbyist
2017 Sep 07

Professors Say: Our Students are Here to Stay!

(All day)

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1465-1483 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join a rally of educators from Boston-area universities to protest the repeal of DACA and demand that Congress act promptly and without compromise to safeguard our students. Faculty from Harvard, Tufts, MIT, Wellesley, Babson, and beyond will come together to say: our students are here to stay! There will be a brief speaking program featuring professors and students. After that, a group of faculty from several area colleges will engage in an act of non-violent civil disobedience, blocking Massachusetts Avenue until they are removed by Cambridge police. (There is no risk of arrest for rally... Read more about Professors Say: Our Students are Here to Stay!
2017 Sep 17

2nd Annual New England Muslim Festival

(All day)

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195 Canal St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
A fun filled family event for all; live cultural performances, International foods, vendors, children's activities and so much more. Join your American Muslim neighbors as we share all that is the Muslim world, come and explore the diversity within. Headline Act: Deen Squad Performances By; Noor Ensemble and More Including: * Palestinian * Turkish * South Asian Please Visit Our Website to Learn More:... Read more about 2nd Annual New England Muslim Festival
2017 Aug 18

GBIO: Interfaith Gathering of Unity, Love, and Strength

(All day)

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477 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
The events of Charlottesville, VA have shaken us to the core. We grieve the loss of the dead and pray for the healing of the injured. We despair that today’s neo-nazis feel emboldened to spew hateful venom into the public square with impunity while wearing helmets, wielding shields, and brandishing weapons. We are confounded by all those those who are prone to violence and hatred. The moral fabric of our nation is frayed. We know that you need to do something. Many of you are desperate to be a part of the solution. You want to confront the evil, face it down, expose it to the light of day... Read more about GBIO: Interfaith Gathering of Unity, Love, and Strength
2017 Aug 15

Holocaust Memorial Vigil Against Antisemitism & White Supremacy

(All day)

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The New England Holocaust Memorial, 98 Union St, Boston, MA 02129, USA
On Saturday in Charlottesville, Nazis and KKK members marched openly through the streets in the largest white supremacist rally in at least a decade and drove a car into peaceful protestors, killing one woman and injuring many. On Monday in Boston, for the second time this summer, someone threw a rock into a glass pane in the Holocaust Memorial, causing it to shatter. We can't help but remember what traumatic role broken glass has played in the history of the Jewish people. It's not an accident that these things happened in the same week. We know that white supremacy relies upon and... Read more about Holocaust Memorial Vigil Against Antisemitism & White Supremacy
2017 Mar 07

Emergency Rally Against Muslim Ban 2.0

(All day)

Join the Anti-Islamophobia Network for a rally against the Trump administration's recent executive order -- the Muslim Ban 2.0 -- as we demand that our government stand up for the most vulnerable memebers of our commuity and that the Harvard administration step up in support of its 10,000 international affiliates. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Islamic Society, Act on a Dream, the Harvard African Students Association, the Society of Arab Students, and HGSU-UAW International Students' Working Group. http://cambridge.... Read more about Emergency Rally Against Muslim Ban 2.0
2017 Feb 12

HIAS National Day of Action for Refugees - Boston

(All day)

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Union St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
"They came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up." Nearly eight decades since the start of World War II, Pastor Martin Niemöller's haunting message, sadly, remains more relevant than ever.... Read more about HIAS National Day of Action for Refugees - Boston
2017 Mar 05

10th Annual “A Nation of Immigrants” Community Seder

(All day)

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100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA
The Anti-Defamation League welcomes you as we continue our tradition of bringing diverse communities together to build bridges of understanding. At this special event, we will model the traditional celebration of the Passover holiday and also share readings, singing, and stories from the diverse backgrounds that make up our great nation. The Passover Seder celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. This message of hope, liberation, and freedom is universal. Please join us as we come together to honor this tradition and celebrate all of our unique journeys to becoming... Read more about 10th Annual “A Nation of Immigrants” Community Seder
2017 Aug 20

Boston: Self-Defense Class for All Womyn & Femmes

(All day)

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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Please join us on Sunday, August 20th for a free outdoor self-defense workshop taught by WISE's very own Chief of Self Defense Instructor. This self-defense seminar will focus on creating a space to allow its participants to empower themselves by learning universally effective martial arts techniques. This seminar will focus primarily on how to defend from attacks that are common in hate crimes, such as shoves, multiple strikes to the face, and scarf/turban grabbing. It will also cover the “Know Your Rights of Self-Defense.” Come dressed in your regular clothing, not loose gym outfits! Self-... Read more about Boston: Self-Defense Class for All Womyn & Femmes
2017 Jun 11

ROAR! Training

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155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210, USA
On Sunday, June 11 from 9am-5pm, JOIN (Jewish Organizing Institute & Network) for Justice held “ROAR! A Jewish Leadership Training for Resistance, Organizing and Resilience.” The organization has held similar trainings in cities across the country in response to increased interest in social activism following the 2016 presidential election. Most of the approximately 30 attendees at the Boston event were Jewish, and the group represented a wide age range and varied levels of previous social justice experience.  Two facilitators used a variety of methods,... Read more about ROAR! Training
2017 Aug 08

Boston Action: No Ban, No Wall, No to Baker's Racist Law

(All day)

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24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, USA
In response to Governor Charlie Bakers introducing of anti immigrant legislation, Mass JWJ along with our community, labor, student and faith organization members are calling for statewide coordinated actions in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield on Tuesday, August 8th. These Trump like policies are clearly in response to and are meant to splinter the momentum that has grown in support of the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act. We will come together to declare that we the people have the power and that Baker does not speak for us. We will push for welcoming legislation and declare Not One... Read more about Boston Action: No Ban, No Wall, No to Baker's Racist Law

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