Driving Down Emissions: MA & The Regional Transportation & Climate Initiative
Apr
23
4:00 PM16:00

Driving Down Emissions: MA & The Regional Transportation & Climate Initiative

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts' Environmental Action and Advocacy Committee is

sponsoring this timely and important webinar.

Speakers: Representative Lori Ehrlich and Jordan Stutt, Acadia Center

Registration for the webinar is required. You will receive an email with a link to join, after registering.

This webinar will be recorded and available to participants and the public.

Click here to register. To view and download the flyer, click here.

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Discussion: Legislative Climate Action with Senator Marc Pacheco
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Discussion: Legislative Climate Action with Senator Marc Pacheco

Lead Organizer: The First Parish Cambridge UU Environmental Justice Task Force

Senator Pacheco is the founding Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change and is Senate Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE). Senator Pacheco initiated, authored and secured passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act, and has been a leading champion for alternative energy and greenhouse gas reduction legislation.

The Senator will talk with us about current legislative proposals and strategies for implementing the Global Warming Solutions Act, especially in the environment of the Green New Deal and the climate action urgency highlighted in the latest U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report. He will also discuss how we can best support state legislative proposals for the climate.

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Weekly Action: Vigil to Oppose Back Bay Billionaire's Pipeline
Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

Weekly Action: Vigil to Oppose Back Bay Billionaire's Pipeline

Where: Corner of: Huntington Ave and Belvidere St, Boston
Lead Organizer: Boston Clean Energy Coaltion, See FB Page


National Grid, with the authorization of the Walsh administration, is constructing a new, mile-long pipeline to bring fracked gas into our city to supply luxury developments such as One Dalton. While this process has been interrupted by NGrid's lockout of its iron workers, we stand in vigil to make known our opposition to this terrible project. At a moment in history when the federal government is promoting short-term corporate profit over the health of the planet, we need the city of Boston to demonstrate that a sustainable, green economy is possible. We should, and could, be shrinking our reliance on fossil fuels - not expanding gas pipeline infrastructure. Join us every Wednesday.

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32nd Annual Local Environmental Conference
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

32nd Annual Local Environmental Conference

Bringing together community leaders, environmental justice advocates and activists from across the region to build skills, discuss new ideas, and be inspired for the work ahead. 

Get your early bird tickets here     See the agenda and workshop info here     Facebook Page

Lead Sponsors:  Toxics Action Center & Massachusetts Climate Action Network

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Roxbury Youth Program Tour of Eliot Square
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Roxbury Youth Program Tour of Eliot Square

A compelling opportunity to learn about the rich history of the Highland Park neighborhood from the young Roxbury Youth Program experts. The tour is 45 minutes and we will meet at First Church at the end of the tour for discussion and feedback.  Registration required because each tour can accommodate 10 people. 

Cost $10 which can be paid at the start of the tour. Register by emailing mbutman@gmail.com

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Reversing Inequality: What is the Path Forward?
Apr
27
2:30 PM14:30

Reversing Inequality: What is the Path Forward?

Suggestied donation $10 FLYER

We’re living through a period of extreme inequality, where the gap between rich and poor is at its greatest level since the Gilded Age a century ago. But our national conversation about how to address this challenge is equally polarized. Why is inequality growing? Why does it matter? What is the impact on business climate and economy? What are the public policies that would be most effective in reversing inequality? What are the barriers and possibilities for change?

Chuck Collins is the Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is the author of Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good and his new book, Is Inequality in America Irreversible? He is an expert on US inequality and the racial wealth divide and co-author with Bill Gates Sr. of Wealth and Our Commonwealth, a case for taxing inherited fortunes.

Sponsored by First Church Unitarian Littleton

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A History of the World Through Muslim Eyes
Apr
29
7:00 AM07:00

A History of the World Through Muslim Eyes

Mondays: April 29 and May 6, 13 & 20,

FLYER

This free 4-week course will begin in the centuries before Muhammad’s birth and end on the eve of 9/11. We will read and discuss Tamim Ansary’s well-written and fascinating book, Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes. Please join us if you want to explore the historical roots of the world we live in. No knowledge about Islam is expected, just a willingness to learn.

Pre-registration is required. Email star@firstparish.info to register. Please read the introduction and Chapters 1-4 of Destiny Disrupted before the first class on April 29.

The instructor, Lori Kenschaft, is a life-long Unitarian Universalist with a Masters in Theological Studies, a Ph.D. in American Studies, and a deep interest in Islam. This is the sixth time she has offered this course

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POTUS 1: The Next Fight for Democracy, with Lawrence Lssig
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

POTUS 1: The Next Fight for Democracy, with Lawrence Lssig

Is there a way to make the 2020 election about something more than simply electing a new President? Can it become an election that unites America? Can we leverage what unifies America, and get an (unrigged) democracy that could work?

Professor, Lawyer, and Political Activist Lawrence Lessig will be presenting his thoughts on what we need to do to unify America and reclaim our democracy. He is the author of several recent books including America Compromised and Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress – and a Plan to Stop it. Sponsored by the First Parish in Concord group Reclaim Our Democracy.

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International Workers Day, May 1st March & Rally
May
1
12:00 PM12:00

International Workers Day, May 1st March & Rally

Save the Date for May 1st 2019!
International Workers Day! Join us as we march for the rights of all workers!

Help us raise fund for May Day
Facebook page - RSVP here
May 1 Coalition Site & Gathering/Marching Times
Everett
Gather: 3:00 pm, march at 3:30 pm
Location: Everett City Hall @ Everett City Hall (Broadway cnr Mansfield)
*Everett contingent will march to/join Chelsea

Chelsea
Gather: 3:00 pm, march at 4:00 pm
Location: Chelsea City Hall @ Broadway, corner of Everett Ave.
*Everett and Chelsea contingents will merge and march to East Boston

East Boston
Gather at 4:00 pm Main Rally 5:30 pm
Location: Liberty Plaza @ Meridian corner of Border St.

Marchers from Everett and Chelsea will join East Boston and we will all come together for the rally!
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¡Guarde la Fecha para 1ro de Mayo 2019!
¡Día Internacional de los Trabajadores! ¡Únase a nosotros mientras marchamos por los derechos de todos los trabajadores!

1 de mayo Sitio de la coalición y reunión / tiempos de marcha
Everett
Reunirse: 3:00 pm, marzo a las 3:30 pm
Ubicación - Everett City Hall @ Everett City Hall (Broadway esquina Mansfield)
* El contingente de Everett marchará para unirse al Chelsea.

El Chelsea
Reunirse: 3:00 pm, marzo a las 4:00 pm
Ubicación - Chelsea City Hall @ Broadway, esquina de Everett Ave.
* Los contingentes de Everett y Chelsea se unirán y marcharán a East Boston

East Boston
Reunirse: a las 4:00 pm Rally principal 5:30 pm
Ubicación: Liberty Plaza en la esquina Meridian de Border St.

¡Los manifestantes de Everett y Chelsea se unirán a East Boston y todos nos uniremos para la manifestación!
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Dia Internacional dos Trabalhadores! Junte-se a nós enquanto marchamos pelos direitos de todos os trabalhadores!

1 de maio Local de coligação e coleta / período de marcha
Everett
Recolher: 15:00, março às 15:30
Localização - Everett City Hall @ Everett Prefeitura (Broadway canto Mansfield)
* Everett contingente vai marchar para / se juntar ao Chelsea

Chelsea
Recolher: 15:00, marcha às 16:00
Localização - Chelsea City Hall @ Broadway, canto da Avenida Everett.
* Everett e Chelsea vão se unir e marchar para East Boston

East Boston
Recolher: 16h Rally principal 17h30
Localização: Liberty Plaza @ meridiano esquina da fronteira St.

Os manifestantes de Everett e Chelsea se juntarão a East Boston e todos nós nos reuniremos para o comício!

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Certified Working Group: Economic Equity in Politics
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Certified Working Group: Economic Equity in Politics

Here is a link to a pdf of our proposed agenda. Please join us to share ideas as we continue to work with our mission question:

How may we eliminate the corrosive influence of concentrated wealth and power on all levels of government decision-making to attain the ideal of ‘one person, one vote’?”

For more information, please email:  Patty Shepard,  shepard.patty@gmail.com To join the Economic Equity in Politics Certified Working Group, please go to: http://lists.uua.org/mailman/listinfo/EEP-CWG

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