Boston For All Week – A JP Festival for Immigration Justice

A free run/walk, a restaurant week and an art sale will raise money for girls' empowerment, refugees, and legal advocates for immigrants during events organized June 9-15 by Boston For All activists in partnership with Nika Elugardo and Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley. “We know our community is looking for a chance to help our neighbors, and the variety of opportunities to get involved offers everyone easy entry to be a part of the movement for an inclusive nation,” said Boston For All organizer Jeremy Fischer
The events will benefit three different organizations promoting justice for vulnerable people. The beneficiary organizations are: Redes en Accion Venezuela - a local organization focused on providing assistance to Venezuelan refugees settling in the Boston area; Komera - an organization working for the education and empowerment of girls in Rwanda; and The Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network - a volunteer organization for legal advocacy supporting neighbors targeted and detained by ICE. With a focus on offering in-court support, connecting those in custody to legal aid and helping them to make bond, BIJAN is an important force in the local movement for immigration justice. Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley has been a proud partner of Boston For All for the past year.

Boston Day of Reparations to African People

The Days of Reparations to African People is an annual, international speaking tour to raise white reparations to African (black) people and discuss how we as white people can be in genuine solidarity with African liberation. It is a campaign by the African Peoples Solidarity Committee and its mass organization, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, both founded and led by the African People’s Socialist Party. WHERE: First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist (6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain)
WHEN: Thursday, November 8th, 2018, 7-9pm
Suggested Donation $5 - No one turned away for lack of funds
REGISTER: BostonDayOfReparations2018.eventbrite.com

Keynote Speaker: Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party
Also speaking:
Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee
Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement

A Call to Build the Days of Reparations to African People

A Call to Build the Days of Reparations to African People

For more info on the Boston event: usmboston@riseup.net or call 781-214-8131

Follow the Boston branch of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement at facebook.com/usmboston

For more info on the Days of Reparations to African People campaign, visit uhurusolidarity.org

*Sandra Steingraber* Toward an Unfractured Future: Science, Civil Disobedience, and Feminism in the Fight Against Fossil Fuel Expansion

This talk examines the science behind the social movement to secure an unfractured future for our children and the role that civil disobedience and feminist activism are playing in opening a space in the culture for that science to speak. The award-winning documentary film Unfractured tells the story of the successful fight for a ban on fracking in New York State. Steingraber’s public lecture, which will immediately be followed by a screening of the film, will explore the science behind the scenes, women’s leadership within the movement, and ongoing tactics and strategies—with special focus on current issues here in Massachusetts.  

Biologist Sandra Steingraber is co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, co-author of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings on the Risks and Harms of Fracking, and science advisor to Americans Against Fracking. Co-sponsored 

If you are interested in learning more, contact: Anny Martinez, anny@ips-dc.org

Playdate & Politics: Fighting for Universal Pre-K

It’s time for universal pre-kindergarten to be a reality in Massachusetts. Join us for a discussion with State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz about how we can make this happen. KIDS ARE WELCOME. Coffee will be served. This discussion is being organized by a group of local JP parents and friends.

Cultural Survival Bazaar

Immerse yourself in the songs, colors, textures, and stories of Indigenous artists and their cultures from around the world at this free admission, family friendly festival. Since 1975, Cultural Survival's Bazaars have brought Indigenous artists from the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tibet, India, Nepal, China, and more! Buy finely embroidered tapestries and scarves; jewelry of silver, glass, and stone; aromatic woven natural fiber baskets; brilliantly colored paintings; handmade clothing; carved, knit, wire, and beaded animals; and much more. Listen to live Indigenous music, chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures, and celebrate the season with a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world. Live music on Dec 16 and 17 from 12pm - 4pm!