Climate Science & Policy: A Call to Action
Mar
24
12:30 PM12:30

Climate Science & Policy: A Call to Action

This will be an opportunity to learn about the latest science from Peter Frumhoff, Chief Climate Scientist of the Union of Concerned Scientists and current policy options presented by State Senator Will Brownsberger. There will also be a presentation about local issues and an opportunity to learn about actions where you can make a difference.

Following the presentation, an electric school bus will be available for viewing and rides.

This event is sponsored by the First Church Belmont and Beth El Temple Green Teams.

For Further Information Or Inquiries, Contact: Downing Cless, FCB Green member

downing.cless@tufts.edu                             FLYER

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14th Annual Forum: Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

14th Annual Forum: Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness

Caught in Family Homelessness: Parents tell their stories   
Where: Trinitarian Congregational Church 54 Walden Street, Concord   FLYER

200,000 families in Massachusetts spend more than 50% of their income on housing. One event can propel them on a course toward eviction. Come hear stories of three mothers who experienced homelessness with their families. You have a role to play in preventing future stories. It starts with hearing from housing advocates about the programs that work and the importance of advocacy. Reverend June Cooper from City Mission-Boston and Kelly Turley, Associate Director of Mass Coalition for the Homeless, will lead the charge. Our legislators will be there to hear us. All are welcome to this free forum.
A reception will follow.
www.endfamilyhomelessness.net

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CWG: Black Lives Matter, Quarterly Meeting
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

CWG: Black Lives Matter, Quarterly Meeting

Update from the The Black Lives Matter Certified Working Group

When: March 30, 1:00 – 3:00 PM 

We are having our next quarterly face to face meeting on March 30, 2019 from 1-3 PM at First Parish Arlington UU, 630 Mass Ave. in Arlington, MA, in the Parlor. Here is a link to our proposed agenda and details on the location of the meeting can be found here.

Please join us and learn more about what is happening in our congregations around racial justice these days!

To contact us directly or to join the Certified Working Group, please email:  Patty Shepard,  shepard.patty@gmail.com

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First Parish Brewster, One Earth, One People Committee
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

First Parish Brewster, One Earth, One People Committee

One Earth, One People Committee & the Paul Hush Forum Presents: Mashpee Wampanoag Event

Meet Our neighbors!  An event for all ages!

First Parish Brewster, On Rt. 6A, 1969 Main St., Brewster

 11:00 Worship Service with Ramona Peters and Leslie Jonas (In the Sanctuary)

12:15 – 2:00 PM Food and Crafts (In Parish Hall)

1:00 – 2:00 Dancers and Singers  (In Fellowship Hall)

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Vigil: Suffolk County House of Corrections
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Vigil: Suffolk County House of Corrections

First Parish of Watertown will host a vigil at the Suffolk County House of Corrections on Sunday, March 31, 2 – 3 pm.  These monthly vigils provide an important opportunity to join with immigrants detained at the House of Corrections in an expression of immigrants’ rights.  The vigils are conducted by faith communities under the auspices of the Massachusetts Community Action network (MCAN). The immigrants held at the house of Corrections are waiting for court dates related to immigration.  

We will meet at 2:00 pm at the corner near 20 Bradston St. in Boston.  There is street parking nearby, and parking is also available across from the Hampton Inn at 811 Mass. Ave.  From there we will walk to an overpass where detainees can see us, and maybe even hear us. The vigil will include readings, songs and testimonies.

Please spread the word.  For questions, contact Susan Kuder from First Parish of Watertown at skuder@cmlaw.net

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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.

Register Here. Then, please provide additional info here FLYER

Publicity Blurbs Register for the Prep Webinar (April 4, 7:00 PM Effective Advocacy, Overview of Legisaltive priorities)

Keynote Speaker: Chris Crass, UU, published author, activist, father, and anti-racist educator and so much more! We are so excited to have him join us for this event!! http://www.chriscrass.org/

2019 Lynn Holbein Award: Donna Savicki, First Parish Duxbury UU. We will celebrate Donna for her role in bringing the Mass Bail Fund to Plymouth County. Over the past three years, Donna and her team of volunteers have freed almost 100 people being held in jail pre-trial because they and their families could not afford low amounts of bail.

2019 Ruth Rowan Award: John Kramer, Music Director, Winchester Unitarian Society. We will celebrate John's original composition, The Immigrant Experience, a cantata in 7 movements. John organized numerous fundraising concerts which raised tens of thousands of dollars for the BIJAN bond and legal fund.

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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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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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Weekly Action: Vigil to Oppose Back Bay Billionaire's Pipeline
Mar
20
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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Climate Cahnge in Focus: Finding Hope Through Democratic Action
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Climate Cahnge in Focus: Finding Hope Through Democratic Action

Acclaimed author (Diet for A Small Planet), activist, and speaker, Frances Moore Lappé will explain how her concept of "living  democracy" is applied to climate change examples from the local to national levels.  

The free event is sponsored by the Arlington Town Democratic Committee and the Social Justice Committee of First Parish UU Arlington. 

 Questions: Contact Paulette Schwartz (plschwartz@verizon.net)      Flyer

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