Jericho Walk At Burlington ICE Office
Feb
19
1:00 PM13:00

Jericho Walk At Burlington ICE Office

  • 1000 District Avenue Burlington, MA, 01803 United States (map)
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Where: 1000 District Ave, Burlington  Route Map and Parking

Organized by BAC4J (Burlington Area Clergy 4 Justice)   Facebook Page

We'll see you on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd at 1pm, to walk, sing, pray and be a witness against the policies of this administration. We will walk, rain, snow or shine!

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Protecting Our Immigrant Neighbors, A Conversation with Legisaltors
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Protecting Our Immigrant Neighbors, A Conversation with Legisaltors

Four local legislators will join together to discuss immigration issues on both the national and the local level, and to take your questions. State Senators Jamie Eldridge and Becca Rausch, along with State Representatives Carmine Gentile and Alice Peisch, will participate in a conversation moderated by Laura Wagner, Executive Director of UU Mass Action. Learn about the Safe Communities legislation and how you can support humane immigration policies. Plan to take advantage of this rare opportunity to talk with four legislators who are working for change. All are welcome. Brought to you by First Parish’s Immigration Justice Committee and the Uganda Project.

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Environmental Justice Practioners Network Webinar Series
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Environmental Justice Practioners Network Webinar Series

Where: Webinar, Register here

Hosted by Ministry for Earth    Facebook Event Page

Mark your calendars & RSVP for the next call in the Environmental Justice Practitioners Network Webinar Series, on Thursday, February 28 at 4:30 pm Pacific / 7:30 Eastern, with Paula Cole Jones. Paula Cole Jones is the founder of ADORE (A Dialogue on Race & Ethnicity), a former president of DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries) and an independent consultant specializing in multicultural competencies and institutional change. Paula will build upon her chapter in "Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, & Environment" about the historical formation of the environmental justice movement.                                                                    

Info about the book  Purchase the book

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Paid Family & Medical Leave Listening Session
Mar
1
11:30 AM11:30

Paid Family & Medical Leave Listening Session

Participants will have the opportunity to present public testimony including data, views, or arguments related to the proposed draft regulations. Written presentations may be sent to MassPFML@Mass.gov

Please make sure to bring a form of identification with you.

Please wear BLUE to identify that you are a part of our group.

If you’d like to speak to the talking points that are being coordinated by the Raise Up MA coalition, please be in touch with Rabbi Liz Hirsch: rabbiliz@ansheamunim.org 

For more information: www.raiseupma.org and at the MA Gov Website

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Exploring Roxbury's History - An Inside View
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Exploring Roxbury's History - An Inside View

  • 46 Joy Street Boston, MA, 02114 United States (map)
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See Roxbury with Fresh Eyes - Join the UU Urban Minstry Roxbury Connections for these two exciting programs (see also, Roxbury Youth Tour of Eliot Square on April 27)

Discover the history of the black community on Beacon Hill with a visit to the African Meeting House (the oldest extant black church in the US) and the Smith School.  Many active abolitionists lived here in the early 19th century. Later the community moved from Beacon Hill to the South End to Roxbury.

Roxbury historian Rep. Byron Rushing will join us to talk about the movement of the black community from Beacon Hill to Roxbury. Don’t miss his engaged style and penetrating knowledge. From 1972 to 1985, he was President of the Museum of African American History and under his direction, the museum purchased and began the restoration of the African Meeting House.

 Meet at the Museum, 46 Joy Street. Cost $3.50 if we get a group of 20, other wise $10.

Lunch catered by Haley House will be available after the visit at 12:30PM for $12.

Pre registration required  to mbutman@gmail.com.  In the registration please state whether you want to stay for lunch.

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Immigrants' Day at the State House
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Immigrants' Day at the State House

Lead Organizer: MIRA

For the 23rd year in a row, we’re making our voices heard at the State House! Join us for Immigrants’ Day, the biggest lobbying day of the year for immigrants, refugees and allies. Let’s fill those halls with new Americans and allies ready to share our stories and tell legislators why 2019-2020 is such a crucial session!  Facebook  

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US Slavery in a Global Context, From the Bible to Today
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

US Slavery in a Global Context, From the Bible to Today

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Slavery is a continuing wound in the soul of our country.  We were not alone. Before 1800, most societies included slaves.  And only about 1 in 50 captured Africans ended up in the U.S.  What was distinctive about slavery in the United States?   How does slavery relate to global patterns of forced labor, race/ethnic/color prejudices, and gender inequality?  Did slavery wound other countries differently?

Speaker: Lori Kenschaft has a Ph.D. in American Studies and is the author of Lydia Maria Child: The Quest for Racial Justice and co-author of Gender Inequality in Our Changing World.

This program is in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of Africans in Virginia.

It is co-sponsored by First Parish Arlington’s Racial Justice Coordinating Committee and

STAR adult religious education program. Questions? Email racialjustice@firstparish.info .

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Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Training
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Training

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Presenter: Laura Wagner, Executive Director UU Mass Action

Accompaniment networks support our immigrant neighbors who face overwhelming stress and the threat of family separation each day. 

For the past two years, faith communities, community- based groups and other organizations have organized networks of volunteers who provide accompaniment to their immigrant neighbors. Accompaniment network organizing is grounded in the idea of “Creating Sanctuary Everywhere.”  Moving towards this goal requires being in relationship with those who are most directly impacted. 

This workshop will also provide an opportunity to learn more about developing the capacity to meet the needs that exist in our community

RSVP to deborahwild@comcast.net   - let us know if you have any dietary issues. Lunch will be provided

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UU Legislative Advocacy Day!
Apr
9
9:30 AM09:30

UU Legislative Advocacy Day!

This is our annual UU Advocacy Day at the State House!  There will be a webinar prior to the event to help you learn more about the priority bills as well how to engage in effective advocacy.  On the day of the event, we will worship and sing together, and celebrate our UU justice leaders.  You will have a chance to network and prepare for your meetings over lunch before we all head to the State House.

 Registration and publicity materials, along with more details, will be available in a few weeks.

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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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May 1st Coalition Rally - Save the Date!
May
1
12:00 PM12:00

May 1st Coalition Rally - Save the Date!

Save the Date for May 1st 2019. 
Everett residents will walk from Everett to Chelsea, then Chelsea will join and together we will walk towards East Boston.
More details and information will be available soon. Facebook Event Page

Guarde la Fecha para 1ro de Mayo 2019
Residentes de Everett caminaran hacia Chelsea, luego Chelsea se une a la marcha y juntos caminaremos hacia East Boston. Mas informacion estara disponible proximamente.

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Weekly Action: Vigil to Oppose Back Bay Billionaire's Pipeline
Feb
13
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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UU Mass Action Story Slam!
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

UU Mass Action Story Slam!

  • First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (map)
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Tickets: $35

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This is an evening not to be missed! Come hear five all-star storytellers at our annual Story Slam!

This year's theme is: Say Yes to Love!

Our emcee for the evening will be Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero, Parish Minister at First Parish of Chelmsford UU and our 2017 Story Slam Champion!

Our Fabulous Storytellers are:

  • Rev. Lara Hoke, First Church Unitarian, Littleton

  • Rev. Hank Peirce, UU Church of Reading

  • Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn, Follen Church, Lexington

  • Rev. Annie Gonzalez Milliken, The First Parish in Bedford

  • Scott Feldhusen, First Parish Church of Stow & Acton

The Story Slam is UU Mass Action's annual fundraising event - come for a night of fun and support UU justice building in Massachusetts at the same time!

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