These information sessions are in collaboration with Welcoming Framingham.
We will discuss
-Systems Thinking Systems Approach to Problem Solving
-The System of Systemic Racism - the 4 Is' Individual Racism, Interpersonal Racism, Institutional Racism, and Ideological Racism
-What is "Racial Prejudice vs Racism"
-Defecting from White Privilege, Breaking the White Silence and Standing up to "White Solidarity"
-What is Bystander Intervention
-The four Ds' of Bystander Intervention - Direct, Deflect, Delegate and Delay
-Stories of Bystander Intervention
-What will you be getting into if you... Read more about Bystander Intervention Against Racism, Xenophobia, Bigotry
Mediation skills can help you more productively engage with Clergy-board negotiations, intra-communal disputes between congregational members, ritual differences among and between denominations, and theological differences that arise on local interfaith clergy committees. This one-day interactive training will provide religious leaders with an overview of the mediation process. A portion of the program will be devoted to providing participants with the opportunity to practice these skills in simulations involving faith-based conflicts and coached by experienced practitioners.
https://www.... Read more about Mediation Skills Training for Clergy and Lay Leaders
The Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will conduct a public hearing and accept testimony on the Safe Communities Act in rooms A1/A2 of the State House on Friday, June 9, starting at 10 am.
The Safe Communities Act would effectively make Massachusetts our nation’s first “Sanctuary State” by limiting our cooperation with ICE detainer requests, 287(g) agreements, and proposals for a Muslim registry.
This page is maintained by Rep. Connolly to provide constituents and other interested folks with information and updates on the hearing. Details about this hearing are subject... Read more about Safe Communities Act Hearing
Hayat Imam is a Muslim feminist, member of Dorchester People for Peace, and a long time activist for social justice. Hosted by Dorchester People for Peace at the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library.
Centro Presente Brings Together Latin American and Muslim/Arab Community in Show of Solidarity for Immigrant Rights
Patricia Montes, Centro Presente 617 483 293
WHAT: Centro Presente is bringing together Latin American immigrants with members of the Muslim/Arab community to hear testimonies from immigrants directly affected by the xenophobic policies of the Trump Administration and to show solidarity with these communities.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14th at 6:00 PM
Featuring Attorney General Maura Healey, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim
In the wake of an alarming number of hate and bias fueled incidents across the country and in Massachusetts, we are convening the community on the Massachusetts State House steps to speak out against hate.
The event will feature local and state leaders who are willing to send a message that irrespective of politics or who you supported in the election this kind of behavior is simply...
Join us in the Common by the steps of the State House!
The current Administration has decided to level empty threats at "Sanctuary Cities" and attempt to bully cities into abandoning their policies to protect ALL their residents.
We need to show both our legislature and the Administration that we will not be cowed. Join us next Wednesday to hear stories from the community about how they are resisting and stand together as we ask our legislators to protect the rights...
Our Church is a communal table around which we are all invited to take our place. But are we welcomed and our stories heard? The program for the Conference will invite us to dive into what it means for the marginalized to take their place at the table and how the stories of the marginalized change those who tell them and those who hear them. Our experience together will recommit us to create communities that are welcoming and affirming, where all are welcomed at the table.
During the conference, over three hundred... Read more about DignityUSA Conference: A Place at the Table
Join us for the second annual “Bless the City Boston” Prayer Walk for Peace. Come with your whole family – there will be a kids zone, music, dance, drama, free giveaways, a free cookout for the community, and so much more.
The walk starts at the Egelston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington Street, Roxbury at 10am on Saturday June 24th. Walk ends at Mozart Park, Jamaica Plain.
For more information, contact Pastor Marcos, 617-602-6205.
Let’s bless the city together!
Please join Fenway Health's Violence Recovery Program for a Community Support Space on Recognizing the Impact of Hate Speech on our communities. This event is part of our Third Thursdays community discussion series. As always there will be options for art projects, peer-led discussion, and the possibility to debrief with VRP staff. We will be on the 9th floor of 1340 Boylston St.
Black Lives Matter Boston stands with Philando Castile's family and all families who have lost loved ones to State sponsored murders. We will hold an OPEN communal space as a response to the unjust murder of Philando Castile and all Black people in the United States. We gather to lament and decry their murders. We gather to affirm our sacred lives and commit to continue the fight against Black genocide and the struggle for human rights. ALL who stand in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and Black Lives Matter will be welcomed.
Join us as we, Muslim and Jewish women, hold a Unity Vigil to affirm shared humanity and solidarity, a call for Prayer and Meditations of Courage to resist unjust policies. This event will take place on Brandeis Campus at the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) Atrium. This is national event that will be taking place simultaneously with 100 other cities.
Sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Boston Chapter and Maryam Sharrieff of Brandeis Muslim Chaplaincy.