The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) held its Annual Civic and Interfaith Leaders Iftar (the breaking of the fast dinner) for leaders in the Boston area. Attendees joined together for a night of community service, good company, a catered dinner, and hearing from local Muslim leaders.
Your Privilege Is Showing is a facilitated social justice card game focusing on sexism, racism, and privilege. The fundamental philosophy of YPIS is that systems of oppression (sexism, racism, privilege, ableism, classism, among others) are both deeply personal and universal. We have all, no matter who we are, internalized and participated these systems, and are hurt by them in some way. But we don’t talk about them. And if we can't talk about them we can't even begin to understand our part in them.
Lillian Medville is the creator and facilitator of Your Privilege is Showing. She has brought... Read more about Lillian Medville: Social Justice Is Personal
Growing up as a kid of color in a predominantly white community, Sonia David, former HDS Field intern and friend of the Humanist Hub, says she thought she was saved by the gift of the doctrine of colorblindness. That is, until she realized that her identity and experiences were being erased.
Join Sonia for a conversation about how we can create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community.
Sonia David is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School class of 2016. She is young professional working in the fields of health & wellness and diversity & inclusion.
Lexington Common National Historic Site, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
This event is not only a response to the acts of hate that have taken place in Lexington but a statement of who we are as members of this community and what we stand for. Rabbi David Lerner, Rev. Barbara Callaghan, Dr. Mary Czajkowski and others will speak. Eric Abbot, Summer Rabbinic Intern, is leading music, and we will share in prayer and spirit. The event will likely take about 45 minutes, and we plan to offer a shared prayer that all houses of worship will be invited to take up for whatever period of time you might see fit.
As Buddhadharma continues to develop in this country, our sanghas are faced with real concerns around how many of our traditions have emerged from Asian root cultures tinged with unaddressed hierarchy and power structures that are detrimental to our spiritual communities. These essentially patriarchal structures usually go unaddressed as they mix with our own cultures of patriarchy, often deeply harming our communities. We wonder what the toll of patriarchy has been on the lives not only of women, but of men as well. How does patriarchy obstruct the expression of a sacred masculine identity?... Read more about Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine
The city of Boston is launching a poster campaign to fight Islamophobia by encouraging bystanders to intervene, in a nonconfrontational way, if they witness anti-Muslim harassment.
Starting Monday, the city began installing 50 posters around the city with advice on what to do if you see Islamophobic behavior. The posters recommend sitting by a victim of harassment and talking with them about a neutral subject while ignoring the harasser.
Source: ...Read more about Boston Launches Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign : The Two-Way : NPR
Join us for a multifaith service as we stand in solidarity against the senseless targeting of our fellow community members. In this community, no one is alone!
We can use the Hampton Inn parking lot- about 2 blocks from the congregation and tickets will be stamped. Parking is $5. Otherwise you can find on street parking.
The Dalit and Black Lives Matter Symposium is co-hosted by Black Lives Matter, Boston and Boston Study Group to explore the dehumanizing caste system in India and the Dalit resistance. We will also look at the historical linkages of Dalit-Black solidarity from India, South Africa to the Civil Rights Movement and Black Panther Party as well as linkages between the two modern liberation movements.
This symposium will consist of political education, information about current local and transnational work, and imagining greater solidarity.
WISE is excited to announce that our Chief Self-Defense Instructor and Advisor Maryam K. Aziz, who has taught over 30 thirty anti-hate crime self-defense workshops since 2015, is leading three workshops in late July in conjunction with the Center for Anti-Violence Education!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... Read more about Anti-Hate Crime Self-Defense Class for Women
Are you interested in helping someone become a United States citizen?Please join MIRA Coalition for a Citizenship Workshop. We offer FREE naturalization information and application assistance to eligible green-card holders. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! All volunteers are expected to arrive by 9:30 AM SHARP (usually end around 3:30 PM) and all new volunteers must attend ONE volunteer training prior to serving at a clinic.
Friday, July 21st 9:30 AM @ MIRA ~ 105 Chauncy St. (basement) Boston, MA 02111...
Jews and allies standing against Islamophobia and racism invite you to join us as we rekindle our commitment to justice in 25 cities across the country to mark the holiday of Chanukah.
Join us as we march from the State House to say NO to Muslim registries, NO to state surveillance of the Muslim community, NO to more immigration restrictions, NO to racist hate speech and hate crimes, NO to Neo-Nazi antisemitism, and NO to racial and religious profiling. We call on Massachusetts elected officials to end existing surveillance programs like "Countering Violent Extremism" and not to implement... Read more about Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia #KindleJustice
Join students, faculty, staff and the greater New England community for the New England Interfaith Student Summit, taking place February 9-10th, 2017! The Summit features Keynote Speaker Valarie Kaur, an award-winning filmmaker, civil rights lawyer, media commentator, Sikh activist and interfaith leader who centers her work on storytelling for social change. She is the founder of Groundswell Movement, the nation’s largest multifaith online organizing community of 200,000+.
The second New England Interfaith Student Summit is a chance to gather and learn around themes of interfaith cooperation... Read more about New England Interfaith Student Summit 2017
IFYI is a 5-day, overnight program that brings together high school and college-age youth from a variety of ethnic, cultural, religious, economic, social and political backgrounds for leadership, peacebuilding and conflict transformation training. We are still accepting applications!
Everyone is welcome! Whether you are religious, spiritual or none, come see why interfaith leadership is so needed in this day and age.
Outside-facilitators complement our graduate staff mentors to teach different forms of leadership.
Site visits to diverse houses of worship and community centers enhance the... Read more about Interfaith Youth Initiative
Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud of Springfield speaks on the commonality of Muslim beliefs with those in the Christian and Jewish faiths—all being Abrahamic religions—and efforts in Massachusetts to increase understanding within these and secular communities. In her discussion she will debunk common myths about Muslims and the religion of Islam and discuss the interplay of these myths and the current climate of fear toward American Muslims.
Ms. Amatul-Wadud is an attorney with a practice in domestic relations law and civil rights. She is a graduate of Elms College in Chicopee and Western New... Read more about Debunking Common Myths About Islam
Our capstone event for The Institute program is Youth Congress. This one-day conference brings together over 1,400 middle school and high school students, teachers and community leaders from over 65 schools across New England.
This inspiring day will provide middle and high school students—and their teachers— with the opportunity to explore what it is like for people of different national origins, ethnicities, races and religions, to live in the United States, and to develop action steps to foster schools and communities where everyone is welcome, respected and valued.