Events

Hearings:

Monday June 19th, 1:00 PM 

Joint Committee on the Judiciary, Room Gardner Auditorium

S.819/H.741 End Mandatory Minimums,  

Solitary Reform Bills:S.1296/H.2248  S.1306/H.3071  S.1286/H.3092

Primary Caretaker Bill: S.770


Boston’s Future Buildings: How Do We Get to Net Zero?   An Expert Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the Boston Clean Energy Coalition and the Jamaica Plain Forum

When: Thur June 15,  7:30 PM

Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

 Speakers include:

  • Matt O’Malley—Boston City Council Chair, Environment & Sustainability Committee (panel moderator)
  • John Cleveland—Executive Director, Boston Green Ribbon Commission
  • Henrietta Davis—former Mayor of Cambridge
  • Joan Fitzgerald—Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
  • Stephanie Horowitz—Managing Director, ZeroEnergy Design
  • Cammy Peterson—Director of Clean Energy, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

The most effective work to create a clean energy future needs to happen in our cities and towns.  We can be more nimble, targeted, and successful than the federal government and move our country forward by taking steps locally to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Boston has a tremendous opportunity to show how our state and our nation can accelerate this transition by maximizing energy efficiency and local, renewable sources of energy. The initial Imagine Boston 2030 report describes a major construction boom but does not call for the state-of-the-art efficiency requirements essential to keeping this development from locking us into new fracked- gas infrastructure to power new buildings and decades of dependence on fossil fuels.

For more info and sponsors, see Flyer: JP Forum flyer – final2 (1)

Black Lives Matter Boston presents:

The Power of Now Level II Workshop: Growing from Allyship to Solidarity and Turning Privilege to Power 

(You do not need to have attended Level I in order to participate in Level II)

When:  Sat  June 17, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM (Registration and Breakfast 9 am)

Where:  First Parish in Brookline, 382 Walnut Street, Brookline MA 

(Brookline Hills T stop, and Number 60 bus to Cypress and Walnut streets.  Street Parking available

Presenter:  Karlene Griffiths Sekou      TICKETS

The current political moment in the United States presents some not so new challenges in immanent ways. There are real opportunities for resistance, growth, cultivating authentic and connecting relationships, and building collective power within a strong mass social movement.

For more details, see flyer:  The Power of Now Part II BLM

Black Lives Matter Cambridge Symposium

When: Sat June 24,  9:00 AM – 7:45 PM

Where: Lesley University, Washburn Hall, 10 Philips Place, Cambridge

BLM Cambridge is hosting a day-long symposium focused on achieving racial justice and social equity in the Metro-North, and beyond. Keynote speakers include BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, and Executive director of the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Elle Hearns. Also featuring Future (Janaya Khan) and DiDi Delgado. Join us as we envision and work towards creating a lasting and equitable future!

Note: We encourage QT/POC and those with financial constraints to contact the organizers at blmcambridge@gmail.com  for sliding scale accommodations.

Register HERE     Facebook Page

4th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival

When: Sat Aug 5, 10AM – 7:00 PM

Where: Unity Park, along Barton’s Cove, Connecticut River (GPS: 56 First St, Turner Falls)

Free Event

Come enjoy this festival at beautiful Unity Park with nesting Eagles or waterfowl flying in the background of the Music Tent, over the River.  Gather with 30 partaking artisans and crafts people, exhibits of crafts, canoes, jewelry, flutes,  musicians, drum groups, elders, storytellers, a children ’s games tent, walking history tours, —visiting tepees and wiki-ups—and food.    Take advantage of opportunities to purchase stunning art —basketry, jewelry and many crafts, and help make the Festival a success for our dedicated vendors!!


Saturday August 19thMillions for Prisoners Human Right March – DC March Against Mass Incarceration


Robin Wall Kimmerer, the author of the absolutely stunning book” Braiding Sweetgrass.The Rowe Center Presents:

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a remarkable writer. Poetry flows through her veins, but primarily she is a  Botanist—both a Western Scientist and a practitioner of  Indigenous Ecological Knowledge (TEK), (Potawanami)  

This event is scheduled for November 3-5 but it it is expected to sell out fast – Register today!

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