Civil Advocacy

2018 Apr 12

TML Speaks: Of Equal Worth and Personhood: A Theology of Disability

(All day)

Location: 

Theology and Ministry Library, 117 Lake St, Boston, MA 02135, USA
4:00 to 4:10 - Welcoming remarks and introductions (Steve Dalton) 4:10 to 5:00 – "The Power of the Powerless" (Christopher de Vinck) 5:00 to 5:10 - Break 5:10 to 5:25 - "Wonderfully Made: A Personal Reflection" (Brian Heffernan) 5:25 to 5:40 - "Theology, Relational Anthropology, and Disability" (STM Professor Mary Jo Iozzio) 5:40 to 6:00 - "A Conversation" (Christopher, Brian, and Mary Jo - facilitator) 6:00 to 6:30 - Q & A with audience
2018 Mar 30

The State of Muslim Women Organizing

(All day)

Location: 

79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
We're excited for our second annual National Muslim Women's Summit, a conference that invites 50 inspiring leaders to spend a weekend at Harvard Kennedy School learning from incredible speakers that will be joining. Our opening event is open to the Harvard University and local community. Please join us for an evening of enriching exchange on the status of Muslim American woman organizing in the current post-election climate. Come mingle with incredible Muslim women leaders from across the country and hear from Muslim women community leaders. Get hyped to hear from people who speak truth to... Read more about The State of Muslim Women Organizing
2018 May 09

The Road from Hate to Hope

(All day)

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1 Kernwood St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
ADL's Essex County Law and Education Day brings together students, educators, law enforcement officials, community leaders and elected officials to honor and celebrate those who exemplify ADL's values and ideals. We are proud to honor Catherine C. Latham, EdD, Lynn Superintendent of Schools and Chief James A. DiGianvittorio, Middleton Police Department for their remarkable impact on the North Shore Community. This year, Christian Picciolini, former Neo-Nazi turned peace activist, will join us to share his journey from hate to hope We hope you can join us on Wednesday, May 9th for... Read more about The Road from Hate to Hope
2018 Apr 05

Criminalizing Muslim Youth: Soft Surveillance in Schools

(All day)

Location: 

Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
In 2014, the Department of Justice announced that Boston would be the site of a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) pilot; a campaign driven by national security, intelligence, and federal law enforcement agencies that claims to steer people off pathways to “radicalization” or “extremism.” However, CVE is not supported by sound evidence and is instead rooted in discredited theories that “radical” beliefs may predict propensity to commit politically-motivated violence. In practice, it has operated to falsely legitimize discrimination against Muslims by deputizing trusted community leaders —... Read more about Criminalizing Muslim Youth: Soft Surveillance in Schools
2018 Mar 29

Justice and Judaism Workshop + Chametz!

(All day)

Location: 

52 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join Harvard Hillel's Freshman Fellows next Thursday! Emilia Diamant will be leading a workshop on the history of American Jews and Racial Justice- if you are interested in learning about how American Jewish identity has evolved throughout history, or how it relates to different justice movements come through! Learn something new, meet new friends, and fill up on all the chametz you need before Passover starts on Friday night!
2018 Mar 27

Critical Feminist Theology for Dalit and Black Liberation

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Dalit feminist theologian, Dr. Cynthia Stephen, hopes to locate a critique of Brahminical patriarchy alongside and through critical analyses of patriarchy in the Bible made by Dalit, Black, and Latinx scholars. Dr. Stephen will further share how the work of Black and Latinx feminist theological scholars in challenging White Supremacy, particularly in mainstream (White) feminist spaces, provides a valuable framework for understanding and critically engaging Brahminical Supremacy and patriarchy in South Asian contexts. Located at the intersections of Dalit and Black Liberation, and critical... Read more about Critical Feminist Theology for Dalit and Black Liberation
2018 Apr 05

Liberation Seder: Four Cups of Freedom

(All day)

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52 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Passover is an invitation to celebrate our freedom and honor our community's struggle for liberation. Pesach also reminds us that celebrating freedoms won means mourning freedoms lost, bearing witness to freedoms yet denied, and asking difficult questions about our complicity in others’ unfreedom. It is a moment in which we recognize that none of us are free until all of us are. Join us for PJA's Liberation Seder, in which we will consider what the Passover story can teach us about freedom and justice, and how it can inspire us to support ongoing struggles for freedom today – including... Read more about Liberation Seder: Four Cups of Freedom
2018 Mar 27

No One is Illegal--Boston Educators for immigration rights

(All day)

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15 Sudbury St, Boston, MA 02203, USA
Educators in Boston and beyond are standing in solidarity with their immigrant students, colleagues, and friends in the face of xenophobic, racist, and anti-immigration policies. We stand for immigration rights, for the rights of our DACA students and their parents, for TPS workers and their families, and for fair, equitable and non-discriminatory immigration policies. We stand for a safe and just environment for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Queer communities in this country. We stand against racism, colonialism, xenophobia, and discrimination and the political games played at the expense of... Read more about No One is Illegal--Boston Educators for immigration rights
2018 Apr 07

CAIR Ambassadors Training: Responding to Islamophobia

(All day)

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100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
"All Muslims aren't terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim." "The Quran is more violent than the Bible." "Sharia law is coming to take over our country." "We need to keep out Muslims to stop terrorism." Too many of us have heard these and similar statements not just in the media, but from friends, co-workers, or even family members. This workshop will examine some of the most common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, and work with participants to develop strategies for responding to them using research-based messaging. The goal is to be able to counter this negative messaging on the... Read more about CAIR Ambassadors Training: Responding to Islamophobia
2018 Feb 16

Protest Homophobia and Conversion Therapy at Harvard

(All day)

Location: 

19 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
This Friday, Harvard College Faith & Action is bringing in Ex-Gay (saved from "homosexual sin" by Jesus,) activist Jackie Hill Perry to speak to undergraduates in Emerson Hall's auditorium. I urge you to come and silently protest, wearing as much rainbow and pro-LGBT paraphernalia as you can. Our goal is not to be disruptive but to peacefully let Perry and HCFA members know that there are Harvard students who will not stand for these hateful messages going unchallenged.
2018 Feb 22

Harvard College Faith and Action Event Debrief

(All day)

Location: 

Grays Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
HDS Queer Rites, the organization by, for, and of LGBTQ+ students at Harvard Divinity School, is hosting a group debrief of the HCFA event with Jackie Hill-Perry during our regular weekly meeting on Thursday from 12-1pm in the Office of BGLTQ Student Life (Grays Hall, Lower Level). If you are feeling hurt, confused, silenced, or concerned in response to this event, we see you and you are not alone. All are welcome to join us. Refreshments will be provided. For any questions or comments, please reach out to us at queerrites@gmail.com. Read more about Harvard College Faith and Action Event Debrief
2018 Mar 22

2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The 2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality, & Culture Conference will take place March 22-23, 2018 at Harvard Divinity School! Our Conference seeks to advance the exploration of Black religion, spirituality, and culture across the Diaspora. We look to interdisciplinary scholarship and engagement for training in ethical leadership to address the world's most pressing issues. The Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference aims to (1) ask and explore questions of religion, spirituality, and culture from a Black perspective; (2) provide a gathering space for Black scholars,... Read more about 2nd Annual Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference
2018 Jan 21

Young Muslim Collective Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

89 South St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Young Muslim Collective, a grassroots Somali organization from Minneapolis, will be providing a workshop for Muslim youth! The workshop will be focused on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs, the harms that CVE programs cause to Muslims, and in particular the Somali community both in Minneapolis and locally in Massachusetts. We'll talk about what CVE looks like there and here in Boston, how YMC has organized against CVE, and what we can do locally! This workshop is for Muslim youth ages 14-30 and food will be provided.
2018 Apr 08

Welcome the Stranger

(All day)

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136 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Welcome the Stranger combines the talents of sacred and secular artists from Muslim and Sikh traditions in a musical response to hate crimes. Featuring the passionate vocals of Kiran Ahluwalia (India) and inspired songwriting of Souad Massi (Algeria), combined with traditional Sikh temple singers Bhal Kabul Singh and the colorful whirling Sufi dancers Abdul Gheit Dance (Egypt), this eclectic celebration illuminates a diverse world of artistic freedom, creativity, and tolerance. Cost: Tickets range from $25-$45. Tickets can be purchased at: http://worldmusic.org/content/event_page/6486/... Read more about Welcome the Stranger
2018 Jan 30

2018 MA Muslim Lobby Day

(All day)

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24 Beacon St #195, Boston, MA 02108, USA
There's never been a more important time for minorities to make their voices heard in local politics, especially American Muslims. A year ago over 20,000 of us made our voices heard in Copley Square. Now, it's time to bring that energy to the Massachusetts State House. That's why CAIR Massachusetts is proud to host the 2018 Muslim Lobby Day! We invite Muslims and allies - and their families - to come meet with your elected officials and talk about the issues that matter to you. No previous lobbying experience necessary.  Children are strongly encouraged to attend! Please RSVP in advance... Read more about 2018 MA Muslim Lobby Day

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