Boston Solidarity Event

2017 Mar 18

Bystander Intervention Training

(All day)

Location: 

113 College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144, USA
In response to an increase in hate crimes, Havurat Shalom is having a bystander intervention training. Do you want to be prepared to help, if you see someone being bullied? How can you help? How can you do this safely? How can you do this without risk of making things worse? Bystander Intervention techniques teach ways to reduce the impact of aggressive social behavior. Taught by Rona Fischman. Bystander 1: Decisions About Intervention Are you the right person to intervene? What are the... Read more about Bystander Intervention Training
2017 Apr 15

Strategic Engagement Forum on Current Issues and Legal Challenges

(All day)

Location: 

765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Sessions included: New Immigration Policies; Anti-Muslim Policies; Criminalization of Communities of Color; International Law and US Policies; Health Care and Reproductive Rights, Education and Public Benefits; and Privacy Online and Cyber-Security.
2017 Apr 30

Out of Many, One: A Teach-In & Solidarity with the Boston Muslim Community

(All day)

Location: 

11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join together with our Muslim neighbors and other local interfaith leaders for an afternoon of learning, relationship and solidarity. Shayk Yassir Fahmy, Senior Imam at the ISBCC, will offer a reflection, while others will share stories of their experience being Muslim in Boston. You’ll also learn about the specific threats facing the Muslim community, and what you can do to support our neighbors.
2017 Jul 09

Greg Epstein: Humanism in the Age of Trump

(All day)

Location: 

30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
“Don’t Believe in God? You’re Not Alone.” That was one of the slogans on ads adorning Boston’s Red Line T, the New York City Subway, and busses and billboards nationwide, when Greg Epstein’s book Good Without God was published back in 2009. At that moment, atheism and agnosticism were becoming not only more common, but more normal. Greg’s message was that the nonreligious have a positive, inspiring and ethical way of life -- call it humanism if you like the word -- and that “lifestance” had made the world better in countless ways, from its critique of religious hypocrisy in ancient India to... Read more about Greg Epstein: Humanism in the Age of Trump
2017 Feb 16

Now What?: Volunteer Open House

(All day)

Location: 

15 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
We are going to talk about what MIRA does, what's going on with these Executive Orders, and then try to figure out how to get you all involved. It might be a bit messy but we want to make sure that we are using each of your unique talents and skills to the fullest and connecting you with likeminded individuals.
2017 Jan 21

Women’s March for America

(All day)

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Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
On January 21, 2017, we will unite in Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation -- among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA and people with disabilities. We stand for religious freedom, human rights, climate justice, racial justice, economic justice and reproductive justice. Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom... Read more about Women’s March for America
2017 Jul 22

Speaking Out, Listening Deep: Spiritual Grounding for Political Action, The Seventh Annual Rolling Ridge Peace Conference

(All day)

Location: 

660 Great Pond Rd, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
Since its inception in 2011, the Peace Conference at Rolling Ridge has become an important platform for healthy dialogue and inspirational hope. Diverse speakers over the years have addressed issues of peace-making, Earth tending, and inter-faith reverence. In a confusing political and social climate, now more than ever, people need a safe space as we seek understanding, harmony, and change. This year, Rolling Ridge will address the topic of peace in the political process at our 7th annual Peace Conference, entitled "Speaking Out, Listening Deep: Spiritual Grounding for Political Action."... Read more about Speaking Out, Listening Deep: Spiritual Grounding for Political Action, The Seventh Annual Rolling Ridge Peace Conference
2017 Mar 02

Where We Dwell Together: 14th Annual Interfaith Prayer

(All day)

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315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
14th Annual Interfaith Prayer Join us in Shalom, Peace, Salaam, Shanti! Rev. Ray Dlugos, OSA, presiding Guest sermon by Rev. Mariama White-Hammond We will cultivate the practice of Abrahamic Hospitality and give thanks for the variety and richness of our faith traditions. Rev. Mariama White-Hammond is the Minister for Ecological Justice at the Bethel AME Church of Boston Litany of Thanksgiving for the Religions of the World led by the Interfaith Alliance of Merrmack College. Featuring the Merrimack Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Hugh Hinton Free and open to the public
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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2017 Feb 01

For a Time Such as This

(All day)

Location: 

40 Walk Hill St, Boston, MA 02130, USA
800 members of GIO gathered to address health care, affordable housing, and criminal justice reform.
2016 Nov 05

James Carroll on The Politics of Fear: Where to Now?

(All day)

Location: 

11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
A Fundraiser for Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries Proceeds benefit CMM's social action efforts, Interfaith Youth Initiative, Values over Violence Leadership & Peacemaker Trainings and RUAH Interfaith Spirituality Programs
2017 Mar 24

Immigration In The Age Of Drumpf: Expert Panel, Short Documentary & Short Story Discussion

(All day)

Location: 

300 Chandler St, Tewksbury, MA 01876, USA
Explore the realities confronted by immigrants and refugees in today's society with a panel discussion, short documentary, and short story discussion. Panelists include: Barbara Dougan, an attorney and Civil Rights Director for Massachusetts branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations; Rafal Farouq, an Iraqi immigrant living in Lowell; and Tooch Van, a Cambodian immigrant and genocide survivor living in Lowell. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jean Trounstine, an author of six books and professor emerita at Middlesex Community College. A short documentary -- Hard Truth,... Read more about Immigration In The Age Of Drumpf: Expert Panel, Short Documentary & Short Story Discussion
2017 Apr 06

Beyond Protests: Responding to Islamophobia in the Trump Era

(All day)

Location: 

89 Curtis St, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Islamophobia is on the rise in the United States, amplified and encouraged by President Trump’s exclusionary policies. Tufts students showed up in great numbers to the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Copley Square rally to show solidarity with the Muslim community and opposition to Trump’s recent Muslim ban. Following the protest, how can we continue that momentum and resist exclusionary policies and acts of hate? Join us for "Beyond Protests: Responding to Islamophobia in the Trump Era" on Thursday, April 6 from 6:00-7:30pm, hosted by the Andrew Goodman Foundation, Tufts Muslim... Read more about Beyond Protests: Responding to Islamophobia in the Trump Era
2017 Mar 07

Response and Resilience in Multireligious Boston

(All day)

Location: 

1279-, 1299 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
Please join the Pluralism Project as we convene religious, interfaith and civic leaders of Greater Boston for a roundtable discussion on what resources, skills, and help communities can offer one another in these increasingly tense times. Participants at the event include civic leaders, leaders of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Sikh communities in the greater Boston area, and leaders of some of the interfaith and multicultural councils that have become something of a rapid-response team following incidents of threat, bias, or hate. The Pluralism Project will use insights gleaned from this... Read more about Response and Resilience in Multireligious Boston
2017 Apr 09

Kultar's Mime

(All day)

Location: 

Cgis South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Kultar's Mime is a devised play that blends painting, poetry, theater and music to tell the stories of Sikh children who survived the 1984 Delhi massacre that was organized in the wake of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination. A collective of young Jewish artists decides to commemorate a 1903 Pogrom that targeted Jews in the Russian town of Kishinev. During their journey, they learn about the 1984 massacre of the Sikhs in Delhi and in a powerful moment of embracing the pain of the 'other', they shift focus and decide to tell a story that the world has largely ignored. The play... Read more about Kultar's Mime

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