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


Highlighted Events: Let Us Breathe Tour

Lead Organizer Green Justice Coalition
UU Mass Action, along with our partners at the Mass Power Forward Coalition, prioritizes Environmental Justice as one of our key priorities.  Below is an opportunity created by our friends at Green Justice Coalition to learn more about local environmental justice issues first-hand.    See Facebook Link for more information
 
Working-class communities of color have become sacrifice zones for landfills, coal plants, pipelines, toxins, and unchecked overdevelopment. We need to stop pollution inequality and stop giving away valuable public resources to wealthy private interests. Join our statewide campaign this October as we take to the streets to demand that corporate polluters look out for the public good.

ROXBURY:    10/18 — Environmental Justice Walking Tour
                        5:30 – 8 PM at 2201 Washington Street
 
CHELSEA:      10/23 — Environmental Justice Walking Tour
5:30 – 8 PM at 227 Marginal Street
 
LYNN:             10/29 — Rally TBD
5:30 – 8 PM at Lynn Beach

2nd Annual: Singing in Solidarity with our Immigrant Neighbors

When: Sunday November 11, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Where: Greater Framingham Community Church, 44 Franklin St. Framingham   Flyers

Music from many faiths and cultures. The event features local musicians and performers who are joining together for a celebration of community and solidarity with our neighbors.
The event is free but all are encouraged to give generously to our free will offering. 
All proceeds benefit the Metrowest Immigrant Solidarity network fund. This fund supports immigrants who need legal or bail assistance and families who are in crisis. 
If you’d like to contribute now, click here: http://bit.ly/neighborsfund 


Jericho Walk at Burlington ICE Office

When:  Tue Oct 16, 1 PM

Where: Burlington ICE office, 1000 District Ave, Burlington

Grounded in the biblical story of the Israelite’s march around the walls of Jericho that brought them down, concerned people of all faiths and no faiths gather to walk around the ICE office in Burlington 7 times, with signs, music and silence.

Parking Directions   Route Map  Sign Suggestions  Song List

What a Difference a DA Makes: Public Education Forum

When: Tue Oct 16, 5;30 -7:00 PM

Where: YWCA, 1 Salem St Worcester

Co-Sponsors: ACLU MA, ACLU Smart Justice and #DADifference

Learn about the impact district attorneys have on your community and why it is important to participate in the Worcester County District Attorney election on November 6.
It’s time to use our voices – and our vote – to make our criminal legal system fairer for everyone.

FLYER

Reviving Democracy in the Age of Trump

When: Fri Oct 19, 7:30 PM

Where: The Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St., Boston

David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer prize/winning investigative reporter, has covered Donald Trump for more than 30 years, longer than any other journalist. Last year he published part of Trump’s 2005 tax return. In 1990 Johnston broke the story that Trump was no billionaire.  Read more and find ticket info HERE

Emma’s Revolution at UU Church of Marlborough & Hudson

When: Sat Oct 20, 7:30 PM

Where: 80 Main St., Hudson

See Facebook Page Link for ticket info

Folk music duo Emma’s Revolution is coming to our UU sister church in Hudson! Following in musical activism tradition of singers such as Pete Seeger and Holly Near, Emma’s Revolution is sure to inspire all who love justice!

CourtWatch Data Entry Party – Volunteers Needed!

When: Sun Oct 21, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

When:  Harvard Law, Austin Hall 111 West, Cambridge

 Volunteers are needed for data entry.  The qualitative data from court watch needs to be entered into the database.  Volunteers are asked to bring their laptop to this event

More Info, Contact CourtWatch MA atmailto:info@courtwatchma.orgRSVP HERE

DA Debate, Candidates Joe Early and Blake Rubin

When:  Mon Oct 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Worcester State College

Lead Organizers:  League of Women Voters, NAACP and MA Women of Color Coalition and

#DADifference.  Hear from candidates Joe Early (D)  and Blake Rubin (I)Find more info HERE

How Best to Rescue Our Representative Democracy

When: Tue Oct 23, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord     FLYER

Rick Hubbard, a retired Vermont attorney, former economic consultant, and author of The Democracy Amendments will lead the event. We’ll discuss why large numbers of Americans feel we have major, well documented, problems with the structure and financing of our political system that result in improper representation of broad citizen interests by Congress.

Refreshments! Sponsored by Reclaim Our Democracy

Questions? Contact Fred Van Deusen at fredvandeu@gmail.com

ACE Annual Meeting (Alternatives for Community & Environment)

“Struggle Without a Pause”

When: Wed Oct 24, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Where: Black Market, 2136 Washington St, Roxbury

“Please Join Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) as we celebrate 25 years in the community fighting for environmental justice.  The event includes: Stories of Community and Power, Food and Music, an Opportunity to get involved and to show your support by renewing your membership or becoming a member.”

Register Here    Flyer    Facebook Event Page

UU Mass Action is a member of ACE.  We look to this organization for their leadership on Environmental Justice.  The event is free, but we encourage you to consider becoming a member of ACE and supporting their excellent work

DA Candidate Debate, #DADifference

When: Fri Oct 26, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: Bridgewater State University, 131 Summer St, Bridgewater

Here from candidates, Tim Cruz ( R) and John Bradley (D)  Learn more about each candidate HERE

Pre-Election Canvass & Training (DA DIfference Campaign)

When: Sat Oct 27, 11:00 -3:30

Where: Stone Soup, 4 King St., Worcester

Info Page      RSVP HERE

Join the #DADifference canvass team for a brief training before you head out to provide info about the election and encourage people to vote.  We need a big turnout for this event! You’ll be paired with a partner – it’s no problem if you’re not from the area.

Juliana v US – The Trial of the Century!

When: Mon Oct 29, 11:30 – 1:00 PM

Where: Moakely Federal Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston

Find more information here and sign-up to come!

Facebook Event Page

Lead organizers, First Parish Needham, UU and its Green Coalition Committee, and Our Children’s Trust – Learn more about the details of the case HERE

This lawsuit could change everything.  On October 29, 2018, these 21 young people will confront the federal government in open court. They will demand a science-based National Climate Recovery Plan – a plan that would end the reign of fossil fuels and lead to swift decarbonization.  But to win their case, the plaintiffs need your help.  People in every state are standing up to organize a rally in support of the Juliana plaintiffs! These rallies will be held on October 29 at federal courthouses across the country.  #JusticeforEachGeneration

Speakers:  We’re excited to report that we’ll be joined by:

Richard Juang, Staff Attorney, Alternative for Community & Environment (ACE) & Member of the Green Justice Coalition

Craig Altemose MPP JD, Executive Director, Better Future Project and Senior Advisor 350 MA for a Better Future

Yes on 2: Dark Money, free film screening and discussion

Tue Oct 30, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord    FLYER

Dark Money, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.

Jeff Clements, President of American Promise, and the major force behind Massachusetts Ballot Question #2 which would help address these dark money issues, will introduce the film and lead a discussion about the ballot question.

This event is sponsored by Reclaim Our Democracy in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS www.pbs.org/pov/ Refreshments! Questions? Contact Fred Van Deusen at fredvandeu@gmail.com.

Brockton – Pre-Election Canvass & Training (DA Difference Campaign)

When: Sat Nov 3, 11:00 – 3:30 PM

Location: UU Church of Brockton, 325 Elm St., Brockton

More Info    RSVP HERE

Join the #DADifference canvass team for a brief training before you head out to provide info about the election and encourage people to vote.  We need a big turnout for this event! You’ll be paired with a partner – it’s no problem if you’re not from the area.

How Democracies Die

When: Sun Nov 11, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Where: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord    FLYER

Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America and have written this New York Times Bestseller. They will be discussing the book, showing us how democracies die, and how ours can be saved. After their talk the book will be available for purchase and there will be a book signing.

Refreshments! Sponsored by Reclaim Our Democracy.

Questions? Contact Lillian Anderson at lillianand@comcast.net


Rowe Center: Sustainable Leadership for Social Change

Two Year Certificate Program

When: First intensive, Nov 11-16, 2018

Where: Rowe Camp & Conference Center, Rowe MA

Engaging emerging and existing justice leaders in creative, action oriented, sustainable spirit-centered movement, social justice and coalition building.

This is no time to be casual in our faith and justice work. We are in a time of change,
and we need to have trained leaders in our communities.
The new Sustainable Leadership for Social Change certificate program begins this
November at the Rowe Center. This program is geared to train new social activists, to
explore how we sustain this work and to support those already immersed in the work of
justice. We will emphasize coalition and fusion work, sustainability and resiliency,
strategy development and adaptability, healthy group decision making and collaborative
leadership.

To apply, click here    For more details, see flyer


Mark Your Calendars!

UU Mass Action Story Slam!   Sat Feb 9, 7:00 PM At First Parish Stow & Acton

UU Advocacy Day at the Boston State House: Tue April 9th

 

 Vision: A world where all people are honored and valued

 

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