Civil Advocacy

2018 Jan 14

Training Active Bystanders- An Interactive Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

126 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
In the current climate, hateful harassment and assaults on racial & religious minorities are becoming increasingly frequent. If you witness a harmful situation, you have a choice to make. Should you do something or not? The 2-hour workshop, conducted by trainers certified by Quabbin Meditation, seeks to equip participants with tools to intervene appropriately, de-escalate tensions, and support the vulnerable. Suggested donation: $15.
2017 Dec 05

Islam Awareness Week

Tue Dec 5 (All day) to Thu Dec 7 (All day)

Location: 

60 Willow St, Chelsea, MA 02150, USA

Basic Intro to Islam: Dec 5th (7:00-8:30 pm)

Ahmed Lotfy Rashed, Author of What Would a Muslim Say.

Women in Islam: Dec 6th (7:00-8:30 pm)

Sana Ali, Muslim Girl Scouts Troop-Leader.

Islam in Current Events: Dec 7th...

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2017 Nov 27

Ambedkar Lecture Series: Ambedkar's Unfinished Agenda in the United Nations

(All day)

Location: 

415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Ambedkar Lecture Series: Working towards a UN Convention Elimination of Discrimination based on Work & Descent including Caste. Boston Study Group presents a half day conference under Ambedkar Lecture Series at Brandeis University on "Ambedkar's Unfinished Agenda in United Nations" having speakers - Paul Divakar Namala, Magda Matache and Abdarahmane Wone.
2017 Dec 05

Muslim Bans, Refugee Bans, Ending DACA A Threat to Our Freedoms

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Muslim Bans, Refugee Bans, Ending DACA – A Threat to All Our Freedoms How Did We Get Here – and What Can We Do? Where: Harvard Law School, Hauser Hall, Room 102 When: 5:30pm – 6:00pm Check-in and Refreshments. 6:00pm – 8:00pm Panel Discussion The Muslim and Refugee bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, in Honolulu, wrote that the Muslim Ban 3.0 Executive Order "plainly discriminates based on nationality" and would be “detrimental to the interests of the United States." The Trump Administration wants to negotiate DACA protections for building the... Read more about Muslim Bans, Refugee Bans, Ending DACA A Threat to Our Freedoms
2017 Nov 28

IMAGINE! An Evening of Encouragement. Inspiration. Radical Imagination

(All day)

Location: 

485 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
We have been working. We have been organizing. We have been marching. We have been resisting. We have been fighting back! Now let us come together for a time of refreshing, an evening of soulful, intimate conversation. Encouragement. Inspiration. Radical Imagination! We need it... Speakers: Cornel West: Professor of the Practice of Philosophy at Harvard University Karlene Griffiths Sekou: Principal at the Dignity Project International and BLM Boston Organizer Neiel Israel: Internationally acclaimed poet, vocalist, and arts educator Brittany Farrell: Co-founder of Millennial Activist... Read more about IMAGINE! An Evening of Encouragement. Inspiration. Radical Imagination
2017 Nov 11

Arab Conference at Harvard: Defending Arab and Muslim Rights in an Age of Trump

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Panel at the annual Arab Conference at Harvard: [Get your tickets here: http://arabconferenceharvard.com/] Cost: $55-160 The Muslim ban and other Trump administration efforts specifically target and seek to punish Arab and Muslim communities in the US and abroad. This administration poses old... Read more about Arab Conference at Harvard: Defending Arab and Muslim Rights in an Age of Trump
2017 Nov 03

11th Annual Robert Coles "Call of Service" Lecture and Award

(All day)

Location: 

1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Tickets are available now for Phillips Brooks House Association’s 11th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award, honoring Co-Founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations Nihad Awad. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited — please RSVP now to reserve your spot! We recommend RSVPing on a web browser rather than a mobile device. If you are a teacher or organization and would like to register a group please email Jalem at jalem@pbha... Read more about 11th Annual Robert Coles "Call of Service" Lecture and Award
2017 Dec 03

Jetpac Winter Banquet

(All day)

Location: 

300 Wellesley Ave, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA
Please join us for Jetpac's 2nd Annual Winter Fundraising Banquet at the Wellesley Country Club on the evening of December 3rd. We cordially invite you to this exciting event as we celebrate aspiring American-Muslim candidates and share more about how Jetpac’s work is preparing them for their political runs. Special presentations by Jetpac President and Founder Nadeem Mazen, Vice-President of ISNA Dr. Altaf Husain, and more! This is a plated dinner, and we are recommending formal attire. The venue's dress code can be found here: ... Read more about Jetpac Winter Banquet
2017 Nov 04

Singing in Solidarity with our Immigrant Neighbors: Music from M

(All day)

Location: 

44 Franklin St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
A fundraiser for the Neighbors Fund, which supports immigrants who need legal or bail assistance and their families in crisis. Greater Framingham Community Church is graciously hosting. We would love to have other faith communities sign on as sponsors. If you would like to sign on as a sponsor, please contact Debbie at pastor@edwardschurch.org as soon as possible. Read more about Singing in Solidarity with our Immigrant Neighbors: Music from M
2017 Oct 17

Shine a Light: Community Walk and Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness

(All day)

Location: 

5 Damon St, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
Join in a vigil against violence with members of the Wayland Interfaith Leaders Association, the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable, and the Lauren Duane Astley Memorial Fund. The walk is planned to start at 5:45 PM at Community Methodist Church (5 Damon Street, Wayland), and end at 7pm at First Parish UU (50 Cochituate Road, Wayland), when the vigil will start and run until about 7:45.  Purple lights will envelope First Parish as they have the Community Methodist Church for two weeks in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Community members are... Read more about Shine a Light: Community Walk and Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness
2017 Nov 05

Building Meaningful Relationships with Elected Officials

(All day)

Location: 

100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
Join us for the next CAIR Massachusetts Ambassadors training at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC)! Our Government Affairs Director, Nazia Ashraful, will lead a workshop on building meaningful relationships with elected officials, especially in the local context. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Pluralism Project Summary:

The CAIR Massachusetts Government Affairs Director, Nazia Ashraful, led a training for a group of twenty-five Muslims on how to build relationships with and contact their local officials. The... Read more about Building Meaningful Relationships with Elected Officials
2017 Oct 15

CAIR-Massachusetts & ICB-Wayland Present: Civic Engagement Workshop

(All day)

Location: 

126 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778, USA
*How does our Islam impact our civic participation? *How can Muslim youth become active in the local political process? *How do we meaningfully engage with our elected officials? Presented by Sr. Nazia Ashraful, Government Affairs Director, CAIR-MA. Program is open to all!
2017 Aug 19

Fight Supremacy! Boston Counter-Protest & Resistance Rally

(All day)

Location: 

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 Feb 10

Boston Chain of Peace at ISBCC

(All day)

Location: 

100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
Call to Stand in Solidarity with Boston's Muslim Community on Friday, February 10. Please share widely! In response to the recent devastating attack on a mosque in Quebec and the destruction of a mosque in Texas, and in light of President Trump’s travel ban on residents of Muslim-majority nations, we call Boston-area residents to join us in an act of solidarity with the Muslim community in this city and beyond: a BOSTON CHAIN OF PEACE. We invite people of compassion—of all faiths and no faith—to congregate in respectful silence on Friday, February 10, at 12:15 p.m.,...
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