Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Standing Together Against Violence and Hate
In the wake of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting on August 5th, 2012, Serve 2 Unite emerged in a spirit of defiance. The hate behind the murders was met with an ongoing practice of fearless, creative, compassion. Rooted in the principles of service to others, and relentless optimism in the face of adversity, Serve 2 Unite today engages young people of all backgrounds to value humanity and the aspiration of living a genuine, honest life as a peacemaker.
Join us for a conversation with the founders of Serve 2... Read more about Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Serve 2 Unite
During the struggle for civil rights, restaurant owners and others invoked their religion to refuse service to Black people. Courts rejected that argument, but the Supreme Court re-visits it this fall in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case focused on the rights of same sex couples. But there is much more at stake, as the improper invocation of religion is increasingly used as an excuse to deny civil rights, LGBTQ equality, and reproductive freedom, and as government policies target Muslims and favor other religious beliefs. Join our prominent panel in an urgent discussion of the current state of... Read more about The Dangerous Impact of Eroding Church-State Separation
The Interfaith Book Club of the Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland, is holding its second community meeting to continue the interfaith conversation about the issues that can divide or unite us. In March of 2017, at our first community book discussion, we had over 120 attendees and many people were eager for another similar event. The book for the discussion is Getting to the Heart of Interfaith, by Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon, and Imam Jamal Rahman. This book is "a deeply personal journey to interfaith collaboration that offers hope for an inclusive and healing way of being together... Read more about Interfaith Book Club
Join us for a conversation about race, poverty, and privacy in medical care, and what humanist values require.
In this talk, Khiara Bridges will discuss the research that she has conducted with poor mothers and mothers-to-be, focusing on their experiences with state regulation and surveillance. She hopes to engage the audience in a conversation about what we can do -- as individuals and a community -- to ensure that poor people are treated with the dignity and humanity that they deserve.
Khiara M. Bridges is a professor of law and professor of anthropology at Boston University. She has... Read more about Khiara Bridges: Race, Poverty and Privacy
Co-sponsored by the Harvard College Democrats, Harvard Islamic Society, Harvard Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), and Fuerza Latina.
Events to attend following the rally:
-Healing Dinner Space (some food will be provided) from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
-Canvassing in front of the HPU debate from 6:00 - 6:30 pm
-HPU Immigration debate in Sever Hall 113 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
How is September 11th Significant? A Community Conversation about harm and healing
This event is a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Kaia Stern
Khalil Abdur - Rashid, Muslim Chaplain at Harvard University
Fatema Ahmad, Deputy Director of the Muslim Justice League
Ernesto "Eroc" Arroyo-Montanao, Director of Cultural Organizing, United for a Fair Economy
Melissa W. Bartholomew, Racial Justice & Healing Practitioner
Anwar Omeish, Harvard Islamic Society & Anti-Islamaphobia Network
Spoken Word performed by Sumeya Aden of Boston Pulse
This event will take place at ... Read more about How is September 11th Significant? A Community Conversation
Join us at the birthplace of the Revolution to stand against the tyranny of hate. In the wake of the horrific events on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, Concord will come together for a vigil celebrating love for all. The fear, divisiveness, and intolerance that we have seen are not - and have never been - the values we support in this town. Through candlelight, song, prayer and speech we will come together to show our commitment to people of all colors, creeds and identities. Join us.
Logistics: Pizza will be provided for children and they are all most welcome.
Facilities: Please... Read more about Vigil Against Hate
Would you like to learn more about how to make your voice heard and influence government decisions? Join us for a conversation with State Senator Cindy Friedman and Colleen Kirby, the Criminal Justice Legislative Specialist for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and a member of First Parish Arlington’s Mass Incarceration Working Group.
This free program is sponsored by First Parish Arlington’s Mass Incarceration Working Group and is open to all. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about How to Be an Effective Citizen Lobbyist
1465-1483 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join a rally of educators from Boston-area universities to protest the repeal of DACA and demand that Congress act promptly and without compromise to safeguard our students. Faculty from Harvard, Tufts, MIT, Wellesley, Babson, and beyond will come together to say: our students are here to stay!
There will be a brief speaking program featuring professors and students. After that, a group of faculty from several area colleges will engage in an act of non-violent civil disobedience, blocking Massachusetts Avenue until they are removed by Cambridge police. (There is no risk of arrest for rally... Read more about Professors Say: Our Students are Here to Stay!
A fun filled family event for all; live cultural performances, International foods, vendors, children's activities and so much more. Join your American Muslim neighbors as we share all that is the Muslim world, come and explore the diversity within.
Headline Act: Deen Squad
Performances By; Noor Ensemble and More Including:
* South Asian
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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
The events of Charlottesville, VA have shaken us to the core. We grieve the loss of the dead and pray for the healing of the injured. We despair that today’s neo-nazis feel emboldened to spew hateful venom into the public square with impunity while wearing helmets, wielding shields, and brandishing weapons. We are confounded by all those those who are prone to violence and hatred. The moral fabric of our nation is frayed.
We know that you need to do something. Many of you are desperate to be a part of the solution. You want to confront the evil, face it down, expose it to the light of day... Read more about GBIO: Interfaith Gathering of Unity, Love, and Strength
The New England Holocaust Memorial, 98 Union St, Boston, MA 02129, USA
On Saturday in Charlottesville, Nazis and KKK members marched openly through the streets in the largest white supremacist rally in at least a decade and drove a car into peaceful protestors, killing one woman and injuring many. On Monday in Boston, for the second time this summer, someone threw a rock into a glass pane in the Holocaust Memorial, causing it to shatter. We can't help but remember what traumatic role broken glass has played in the history of the Jewish people.
It's not an accident that these things happened in the same week. We know that white supremacy relies upon and... Read more about Holocaust Memorial Vigil Against Antisemitism & White Supremacy
Join the Anti-Islamophobia Network for a rally against the Trump administration's recent executive order -- the Muslim Ban 2.0 -- as we demand that our government stand up for the most vulnerable memebers of our commuity and that the Harvard administration step up in support of its 10,000 international affiliates.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Islamic Society, Act on a Dream, the Harvard African Students Association, the Society of Arab Students, and HGSU-UAW International Students' Working Group.
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"They came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up."
Nearly eight decades since the start of World War II, Pastor Martin Niemöller's haunting message, sadly, remains more relevant than ever.... Read more about HIAS National Day of Action for Refugees - Boston