JP Event to Reclaim Inauguration Anniversary for Inclusion, Immigrant Rights

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It’s been nearly two years since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States and January 20 is the actual anniversary – and it’s when local activist group Boston For All is “reclaiming this day in the spirit of goodwill, community, and inclusion.”


With District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley, Boston For All is inviting the community to join them at ‘Fun For All,’ a completely free community fun fair that will include a professional storyteller, a singalong, activist art activities facilitated by local artists and circus arts training with teachers from the Commonwealth Circus Center.

There will also be opportunities for participants to write and draw messages for those held in detention centers.

While this event is about enjoyment and fun, it does have a serious side, as it will also serve as a fundraiser for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a national organization providing free legal services for immigrant children. KIND has been at the forefront of efforts to assist migrant children separated from their parents. Representatives from KIND will be on hand to provide information about their work.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Boston For All for their first Fun For All event which promotes fun, kindness and inclusion while contributing to an important cause,” said O’Malley. “Now more than ever, we must come together as a community and lead against hate.”

This event is the seventh organized by Boston For All, a grassroots group of local parents inspired by the 2016 election to raise money for civil liberties and civil rights organizations. It follows the wildly popular Run For All and Run For All 2, two sold out Rock For All family concerts, and two JP restaurant weeks titled Dining For a Difference. The most recent Dining For a Difference, held during the week of the mid-term elections, featured nights when six of JP’s favorite restaurants donated profits to KIND – and brought out many neighbors for the chance to eat, drink, and be charitable. Thus far, Boston For All has raised nearly $30,000 through these fun, family-friendly events.

The event will be on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 3 pm at Spontaneous Celebrations (45 Danforth St.). Please visit bostonforall.net or email runforall2017@gmail.com for more info.

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