Civil Advocacy

2018 May 17

Open Meeting & Vigil: Boston Jewish Community Healing & Mourning

(All day)

Location: 

66 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Open Meeting @ First Church Boston: 7-8:30 Vigil @ Boston Public Garden: 8:30-9 As American Jews our hearts are broken as we see the Israeli military choosing to fire live ammunition at Palestinians taking a stand for their basic human rights. We mourn the unnecessary loss of life amidst this extremely powerful and inspiring moment of Palestinian resistance. Our blood is boiling watching our government celebrate moving the Embassy - a careless and provocative act - while Palestinians are massacred just miles away on the Gaza border. We will be holding our heartbreak together, using the... Read more about Open Meeting & Vigil: Boston Jewish Community Healing & Mourning
2018 May 20

MJL Iftar / Malcolm X SpeakOut

(All day)

Please join us for an iftar and speak-out the day after Malcolm X Day! We invite you to share your experiences and stories of resistance in order to build a stronger community. All -- Muslim and non, fasting or not -- are welcome. To honor the legacies of activist ancestors -- especially Malcolm X -- who spoke out against injustice, we invite those who have experienced abusive policing, surveillance, or profiling as national security threats to share your story in a way that feels comfortable to you. In addition to food and a warm community, we'll have art supplies and an open mic! Join us... Read more about MJL Iftar / Malcolm X SpeakOut
2018 Jun 05

Cambridge Community Iftar

(All day)

Location: 

795 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Mayor Marc McGovern and Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui cordially invited you to join the Cambridge Community Iftar on Tuesday June 5th at 7:00 pm at City Hall. All are welcome! Iftar is the daily meal at sunset to break the fast during the month of Ramadan, which begins this year on May 15 and will end on the evening of June 14. The program will include a welcome from the City, guest speakers, a musical performance, and a delicious meal. 7:00- 8:15 pm: Music & Remarks (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor) 8:18 pm: Adhan at sunset (call to prayer) 8:30 pm: Iftar (breaking the fast) and Dinner,... Read more about Cambridge Community Iftar
2018 Apr 27

Know Your Rights Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

22 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
Come learn about your rights from a CAIR attorney. Hosted at the Malden Islamic Center.
2018 Apr 25

Coming Out and Coming Back

(All day)

Location: 

1201 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Rediscovering Hinduism after comping out. Dr. Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH '12, AB '06, former President of Dharma and Founder of the Harvard Interfaith Council, will begin by discussing his experience of grappling with his Hindu faith after coming out as gay. Treating Dr. Lala's experiences as a case study, we will then ask and discuss broader questions around Hinduism, sexual orientation, and how everyone comes out in some way or another. Refreshments will be served. Location: Lowell Inn 1201 Mass Ave Second Floor. Pluralism Project Summary: Dr. Om Lala, an alum of Harvard... Read more about Coming Out and Coming Back
2018 Apr 23

The Monday After

(All day)

Location: 

10 Putnam St, Roxbury, MA 02119, USA
Community dialogue for Muslims and people of color about policing and surveillance. Food, healing resources, and privacy precautions offered. This is a community centered space to uplift the stories of compounded experiences with policing and surveillance after the 2013 Boston marathon. There will be multiple ways to share stories and process. The space aims to be free of militarism and policing.
2018 May 13

22nd Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace

(All day)

Location: 

15 Christopher St, Boston, MA 02122, USA
The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Every year families from across the state and region walk together toward peace. Join us on Mother’s Day to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder. The Mother’s Day Walk is also the Peace Institute’s most important fundraising event. Help us raise our goal of $400,000 so we can expand the services, training, and advocacy we do. Invest in peace this Mother’s Day - Sunday, May 13, 2018! Register now: ... Read more about 22nd Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace
2018 Apr 23

Queer And: Religious, National, & Cultural Narratives of Outness

(All day)

Location: 

Grays Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Story circle: 5-6:30pm Dinner: 6:30pm Location: Office of BGLTQ Student Life, Grays Hall, Lower Level RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/xZNa54VM5ZpOIbzk1 Please RSVP here by Thursday, April 19th. Please join us on Monday, April 23 for an event centering queer experience within the context of religion, culture, and nationality. This event will be a multi-... Read more about Queer And: Religious, National, & Cultural Narratives of Outness
2018 Apr 14

Mathew Vines at Harvard

(All day)

Location: 

2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Hello, interfaith community! Have you been watching the controversy on campus, and pondering whether a Christian identity and an LGBT identity are compatible? Are you curious about the intersection of sexuality and scripture in general? Want to hear from a Biblical scholar? This Saturday, at 2pm, hear from Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian in Yenching Auditorium! Hope to see you... Read more about Mathew Vines at Harvard
2018 Apr 19

Islamic Awareness Week- Boston College

(All day)

Location: 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
Boston College MSA is proud to announce the 5th annual Islamic Awareness week, which is an initiative to unite the Boston College Community in appreciation and celebration of Muslims and Muslim culture and tradition. This year, Islamic Awareness Week's events center around the understanding and exploration of the hijab, Islamic art, and the Muslim student experience on campus as well as examining Islamophobia both on campus and around the United States. Islamic Awareness Week: https://www.facebook.com/events/624349311237406/ Thursday: Islam In Action: The BC Experience 7-8pm Gasson 305.... Read more about Islamic Awareness Week- Boston College
2018 Apr 15

Muslima Self-Defense: A Class with Maryam Aziz

(All day)

Location: 

Ell Hall, 346 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
The Center for Intercultural Engagement and the Somali Student Association of Northeastern Presents: Muslima Self-Defense a class with Maryam Aziz. This class will be a workshop that will be focusing 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... Read more about Muslima Self-Defense: A Class with Maryam Aziz
2018 Apr 14

Justice is Never Just Us: An Evening of Advocacy and Reflection

(All day)

Location: 

28 DeWolfe St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Harvard Islamic Society is excited to present our annual Spring Dinner, this semester themed as "Justice is Never Just Us: An Evening of Advocacy and Reflection." Keynote Speaker- Suzan El-Rayess. All are more then welcome to join us! This event is FREE for undergraduates with your HUID! For non-undergraduate students and members of the community, tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Venmo @harvardislamicsociety.
2018 Apr 20

Islamic Awareness Week- Boston College

(All day)

Location: 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
Boston College MSA is proud to announce the 5th annual Islamic Awareness week, which is an initiative to unite the Boston College Community in appreciation and celebration of Muslims and Muslim culture and tradition. This year, Islamic Awareness Week's events center around the understanding and exploration of the hijab, Islamic art, and the Muslim student experience on campus as well as examining Islamophobia both on campus and around the United States. Islamic Awareness Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/624349311237406/ Friday: Jumua (Friday Prayer) 1pm, MFC Read more about Islamic Awareness Week- Boston College
2018 Apr 21

Intersectional Women's Forum

(All day)

Location: 

45 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
INTERSECTIONAL WOMEN'S FORUM Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards moderates a discussion between Gubernatorial Candidates Jay Gonzalez Mayor Setti Warren, & Bob Massie for Governor on women's issues using an intersectional lens. Space is limited. *RSVP & Submit Your Questions Here: ... Read more about Intersectional Women's Forum
2018 Apr 10

Recognizing Hate: Why Symbols Matter

(All day)

Location: 

730 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476, USA
In the last year communities across Massachusetts have seen symbols of hate appear on schools, homes and houses of worship. While such acts are deeply troubling, there are ways we can fight back. All members of the community are invited to join the Arlington Human Rights Commission and ADL New England for this important conversation. For questions please contact Dan Levenson, ADL Associate Regional Director at dlevenson@adl.org or by phone at 617-406-6328. Read more about Recognizing Hate: Why Symbols Matter

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