Please join us on Sunday, August 20th for a free outdoor self-defense workshop taught by WISE's very own Chief of Self Defense Instructor. This self-defense seminar will focus 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 loose gym outfits!
Self-... Read more about Boston: Self-Defense Class for All Womyn & Femmes
In response to Governor Charlie Bakers introducing of anti immigrant legislation, Mass JWJ along with our community, labor, student and faith organization members are calling for statewide coordinated actions in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield on Tuesday, August 8th.
These Trump like policies are clearly in response to and are meant to splinter the momentum that has grown in support of the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act. We will come together to declare that we the people have the power and that Baker does not speak for us. We will push for welcoming legislation and declare Not One... Read more about Boston Action: No Ban, No Wall, No to Baker's Racist Law
On Sunday, June 11 from 9am-5pm, JOIN (Jewish Organizing Institute & Network) for Justice held “ROAR! A Jewish Leadership Training for Resistance, Organizing and Resilience.” The organization has held similar trainings in cities across the country in response to increased interest in social activism following the 2016 presidential election. Most of the approximately 30 attendees at the Boston event were Jewish, and the group represented a wide age range and varied levels of previous social justice experience. Two facilitators used a variety of methods,...Read more about ROAR! Training
Join interfaith youth from Boston and learn about their life-changing summer peacebuilding experiences! Speakers will include:
-7th and 8th graders who completed Kids4Peace Boston Peace Leader Camp in New Hampshire
-9th graders who participated in the Jerusalem Peacebuilders Service Learning Program, exploring interfaith citizenship and working with refugees alongside Israeli and Palestinian teens
-10th graders who learned about the power of advocacy and social change with peers from Jerusalem during the Kids4Peace Global Institute in Washington, DC
-11th - 12th graders who put their... Read more about Kids4Peace Boston 7th Annual Summer Celebration of Learning
On August 5, 2017, the Boston sangat will join the many cities participating in National Day of Seva (selfless community service) to remember and honor the victims and survivors of the Oak Creek tragedy. Project: Meal preparation and service to homeless women and children
RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking here http://bit.ly/2017-DoS-Boston. There are only 15 spots and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Parking: There is limited on-street parking and pay parking garages in the area.... Read more about Boston Day of Seva
Join WBUR’s Louise Kennedy for a public conversation on the value of and challenges to Boston’s rich, immigrant community. Inspired by Dorchester artist Nora Valdez’ visual art exhibition IMMIGRATION NATION (featuring 400 suitcases that visually share immigration stories of Bostonians), this talk welcomes guest panelists Alejandra St. Guillen (Director of Immigrant Advancement, City of Boston), Anthony Marino (Director of Legal Services, Irish International Immigration Center), and creator of the IMMIGRATION NATION exhibition, Nora Valdez. IMMIGRATION NATION is funded by New England... Read more about Immigration Nation: A Public Conversation Valuing Difference
The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) held its Annual Civic and Interfaith Leaders Iftar (the breaking of the fast dinner) for leaders in the Boston area. Attendees joined together for a night of community service, good company, a catered dinner, and hearing from local Muslim leaders.
Growing up as a kid of color in a predominantly white community, Sonia David, former HDS Field intern and friend of the Humanist Hub, says she thought she was saved by the gift of the doctrine of colorblindness. That is, until she realized that her identity and experiences were being erased.
Join Sonia for a conversation about how we can create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community.
Sonia David is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School class of 2016. She is young professional working in the fields of health & wellness and diversity & inclusion.
Your Privilege Is Showing is a facilitated social justice card game focusing on sexism, racism, and privilege. The fundamental philosophy of YPIS is that systems of oppression (sexism, racism, privilege, ableism, classism, among others) are both deeply personal and universal. We have all, no matter who we are, internalized and participated these systems, and are hurt by them in some way. But we don’t talk about them. And if we can't talk about them we can't even begin to understand our part in them.
Lillian Medville is the creator and facilitator of Your Privilege is Showing. She has brought... Read more about Lillian Medville: Social Justice Is Personal
Lexington Common National Historic Site, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
This event is not only a response to the acts of hate that have taken place in Lexington but a statement of who we are as members of this community and what we stand for. Rabbi David Lerner, Rev. Barbara Callaghan, Dr. Mary Czajkowski and others will speak. Eric Abbot, Summer Rabbinic Intern, is leading music, and we will share in prayer and spirit. The event will likely take about 45 minutes, and we plan to offer a shared prayer that all houses of worship will be invited to take up for whatever period of time you might see fit.
As Buddhadharma continues to develop in this country, our sanghas are faced with real concerns around how many of our traditions have emerged from Asian root cultures tinged with unaddressed hierarchy and power structures that are detrimental to our spiritual communities. These essentially patriarchal structures usually go unaddressed as they mix with our own cultures of patriarchy, often deeply harming our communities. We wonder what the toll of patriarchy has been on the lives not only of women, but of men as well. How does patriarchy obstruct the expression of a sacred masculine identity?... Read more about Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine
Join us for a multifaith service as we stand in solidarity against the senseless targeting of our fellow community members. In this community, no one is alone!
We can use the Hampton Inn parking lot- about 2 blocks from the congregation and tickets will be stamped. Parking is $5. Otherwise you can find on street parking.
The Dalit and Black Lives Matter Symposium is co-hosted by Black Lives Matter, Boston and Boston Study Group to explore the dehumanizing caste system in India and the Dalit resistance. We will also look at the historical linkages of Dalit-Black solidarity from India, South Africa to the Civil Rights Movement and Black Panther Party as well as linkages between the two modern liberation movements.
This symposium will consist of political education, information about current local and transnational work, and imagining greater solidarity.
WISE is excited to announce that our Chief Self-Defense Instructor and Advisor Maryam K. Aziz, who has taught over 30 thirty anti-hate crime self-defense workshops since 2015, is leading three workshops in late July in conjunction with the Center for Anti-Violence Education!This self-defense seminar will focus 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... Read more about Anti-Hate Crime Self-Defense Class for Women