Events

All events listed below are sponsored or co-sponsored by UU Mass Action or are hosted by our UU partners

Please check before the attending – changes sometimes happen at the last minute


Beyond Criminal Justice Reform  #DADifference

When: Sat May 19, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Where: Knights of Columbus, 15 Winslow St., Arlington

  Our Revolution of Arlington and Lexington will host Middlesex DA Candidate Donna Patalano talking about “Beyond Criminal Justice Reform.”  Registration requested but not required:  

Court Watch Training, #DADifference

Essex County training (Lawrence District Court)
When: May 20: 4:00 – 6:30PM

Where: 50 Island St. 2nd Fl #2. Lawrence, MA. 01840

Learn how to gather and report information about what happens in our court system. 

Register HERE

The Role of a District Attorney

When: Wed May 23, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington

Dave Deakin is a long-time prosecutor in Suffolk County and the head of its Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau.  He is also a First Parish Arlington member and greatly respected.  Presentation followed by an opportunity for Q & A  

The Labor Guild School of Labor Management Relations Presents: Faith & Social Justice

When: Thurs May 24, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: Braintree Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree     FLYER

The Labor Guild is offering a one-night workshop with a panel of various religious leaders discussing their faith’s call to social justice. Second half will be small group discussions led by the panelists.

Speakers from:

  • Unitarian Universalist Mass Action network
  • Jewish Labor Committee
  • Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice
  • A Faith That Does Justice
  • MA Interfaith Worker Justice

 

To learn more and REGISTER: email office@laborguild.com  or call 781-340-7887

LWVMA Climate and Energy Solutions Series Webinar:

The Clean Energy Roadmap: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future

When: Thur May 24, 4:00-5:00 PM

Registration is requiredclick here to register

This Webinar will address:

  • What is the 2050 Clean Energy Roadmap and why does Massachusetts need one?  
  • What does Massachusetts need to do to get a roadmap, and how will we use it? 
  • How can we take action to support and achieve the goals of the roadmap?  

 

Guest Speaker

Speaker David Ismay is a Clean Energy and Climate Change Staff Attorney for Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts.

 Download flyer   Questions? Contact Karen Price

Host: LWVMA Environmental Action and Advocacy Steering Committee

Support for webinars: New England Grassroots Environment Fund

What a Difference a DA Makes, with Rahsaan Hall

When: Tue May 29, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Where: Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue in Boston

Rahsaan Hall in Boston:  A former prosecutor, Rahsaan Hall is now the Racial Justice Director of the ACLU-MA.  He will talk about What a Difference a DA Makes — the key role that elected DAs play in determining the fairness and effectiveness of our criminal legal system and how we, as voters, can hold them accountable.  

FCU LGBTQ Pride Month 4th Annual Potluck & Film

The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson

When: Sat June 2 –  Potluck at 6:00 PM, Film at 7:00 PM

Where: First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster St., Littleton

All are welcome!      FLYER

 Marsha was an icon of the gay rights movement in the 1960s, the self-described “street queen” of NY’s gay ghetto and founded the Transvestites Action Revolutionaries with fellow luminary Sylvia Rivera. When her body was found in the Hudson River in 1992, police called it a suicide and didn’t investigate. In this film, trans activist Victoria Cruz seeks to uncover the truth of her death while celebrating her legacy.

Detention Center Prayer Vigil

When: Sun June 3, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Where: Suffolk County House of Correction, 20 Bradston St., Boston

Map of vigil route and parking instructions

Please come to this event and let those who are locked in detention know they are not forgotten.

Organized by JP/West Roxbury Sanctuary Cluster

Immigration Justice: Turning Values into Action

When: Tue June 5, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: First Parish in Wayland, 225 Boston Post Rd, Wayland     FLYER

Panel Members:

Diego Low: Director, Metrowest Worker Center / Casa Del Trabajador

Juliet Najjumba, CEO of African Cultural Services, Inc.

Amy Whitcomb Slemmer: Episcopal Priest and Attorney, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs

Laura Wagner: Director, UU Mass Action

Sponsored by the Immigration Justice Committee at First Parish and Supported by the Lydia Maria Child Fund

Palestinian House of Friendship and Smiling Faces Summer Camp

Annual Fundraising Event & Celebration

When: Tue June 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Where: Center for Arabic Culture, The Somerville Armory, 191 Highland Avenue,  Somerville

Parking available at rear of the building

You’re invited to come and enjoy fellowship, music and refreshments!  The program director will be joining via Skype.  Learn more about this great resource and enjoy a fun evening together!

Facebook Event Page   FLYER

Suffolk County DA Candidates Debate in Boston

When: Thur June 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street in Boston  

All seven candidates for Suffolk County DA will participate in this go-deep debate hosted by the ACLU of Massachusetts and more than a dozen partner organizations in the What a Difference a DA Makes campaign.  Come hear the DA candidates describe their plans to create a more fair and less damaging criminal legal system, and decide for yourself who to vote for and/or support in other ways.  

Mass Interfaith Worker Justice – Annual Faith and Labor Breakfast

When: Thur June 7, 8:30 – 10:30 AM

Where: SEIU Local 615, 26 West St., Boston

The Mass. Interfaith Worker Justice annual Faith & Labor Breakfast brings faith communities and labor organizations together to share stories, raise up workers’ rights issues, and motivate participants to join the fight for worker justice!

 Tickets & Sponsorship

For more info: Sarah Kelley at massiwj@gmail.com or (339)-545-4290.      FLYER

Collaborate with Mass IWJ on a Labor in the Pulpit Worship ServiceLearn more Here

Court Watch Training, #DADifference

When: June 11: 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist 630 Massachusetts Ave, ​Arlington

Learn how to gather and report information about what happens in our court system. 

Register HERE

Presentation: Will Weinreb on the role of a DA

When: Wed June 13, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, 60 Highland Street in West Newton

William Weinreb is a Federal Prosecutor in the Boston office and a member of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek  He will speak about the role of District Attorneys.

Middlesex DA Candidates Forum in Arlington

When: Tue July 24, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist 630 Massachusetts Ave, ​Arlington

Both Middlesex County DA candidates will participate in this forum, which is co-sponsored by local Leagues of Women Voters, the ACLU-MA, ACMI (Arlington’s cable TV station), and the Mass Incarceration Working Group of First Parish UU of Arlington.  

 Vision: A world where all people are honored and valued

 

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