Justice & Renewable Energy for All!
Jan
24
10:30 AM10:30

Justice & Renewable Energy for All!

2019-2020 Mass power Forward Campaign Launch & Co-sponsor Day at the State House!!

RSVP here - we need to know you’re coming to schedule legislator meetings:  https://goo.gl/forms/TxPdDBMXFdjq7gT32

Pre-Meeting: 10:30 AM at the Paulist Center, 5 Park St., Boston

We will review the Mass Power Forward Priorities and Values from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Paulist Center. Then, we’ll leave together for the State House where we will meet with legisaltors.

On January 24, hundreds of members of the Mass Power Forward coalition will descend on Beacon Hill to demand that our legislators do everything they can to promote a clean energy future. 
Our goals are;
1. Environmental Justice in MA
2. 100% Renewable Energy Justice 
3. Equity in transportation and carbon pricing

The stakes have never been higher. With climate deniers running the show in Washington, DC, we NEED Massachusetts to step up and lead. 

On January 24, Massachusetts residents from every part of the state will meet with their representatives and senators to make the case for clean energy and environmental justice.

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 
10:30AM - 11:30 AM: Speakers on Mass Power Forward, our vision for the coming session, and our legislative priorities 
11:30 AM -12:00PM: Prepare for meetings. MPF leaders available to answer questions.
12:00PM - 3:00PM: Head over the State House for meetings with state senators and representatives!

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"Diary of a Confused Immigrant" Hosted by Juliet Najjumba
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

"Diary of a Confused Immigrant" Hosted by Juliet Najjumba

Join us for a collection of humorous Stories, Conversations, Experiences, and Questions from a member of Waltham’s immigrant population as they work towards being accepted citizens of the World. The presenter will narrate as well as act out various situations, with the help of some children from the Ugandan community. Enjoy hands-ondrumming/clapping (nzenze) before and after the performance, as well as an opportunity for questions.

Event will be inthe Church Chapel FLYER

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Discssion: Why is it so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism?
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Discssion: Why is it so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism?

  • 478 Main St Winchester, MA 01890 USA (map)
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Free Event, Open to the Public

It’s not just about prejudice. It’s about the systems in our society. Most white people grew up thinking white was normal—we didn’t have a race. All are welcome to join the discussion of what it means to be white in America and why being “color-blind” is not the solution.  On January 27th, we will be discussing Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility and what those of us who are white can do to interrupt racism. Please join us!

 We will gather for light refreshments at 1:45 and the discussion will begin at 2 p.m.  Members of the Racial Justice Book Group will present ideas for small group discussions.   FLYER

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Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil

  • Suffolk County House of Corrections (map)
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Vigil Route Map and Parking Info

Please Note Corrected Date! (previously, Jan 20)

The Paulist Center Immigrant Advocacy Group will lead a prayer vigil at the Suffolk County House of Corrections on Sunday, January 27th, 2-3pm. These monthly prayer vigils provide an important opportunity to join with immigrants detained at the House of Corrections in prayer and in expression of immigrants’ rights. The prayer 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’ll be meeting up to carpool from the Paulist Center after the 12pm Mass. Come join us!

For questions, or to express interest, contact Paulist Center community member Ed Marakovitz at edmarakovitz@yahoo.com or 617-306-9726

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Safe Communities Coalition Advocacy Day!
Jan
30
1:00 PM13:00

Safe Communities Coalition Advocacy Day!

We will meet at the State House in Room 437 at 1:00 PM.

From 1:00 - 3:00 PM, we will meet with legislators and drop off information, asking for them to co-sponsor our bill.

The bill was drafted with the support and input of some 50 Safe Communities Coalition members. It’s far more succinct but at least as strong the 2017 version, with better due-process protections and new language on training, implementation and accountability.

 SD.926 /HD.1520 An Act to Protect the Civil Rights and Safety of All Massachusetts Residents.   

Senate Sponsor: Jamie Eldridge

House Co-Sponsors: Liza Miranda and Ruth Balser

FACT SHEET           Tool to help make contacting your legislators easy!

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Visions of Justice: A Forum on Race, Immigration and the Environment
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Visions of Justice: A Forum on Race, Immigration and the Environment

Register here  Sliding scale $30-$50

to pay by check or to apply for a full or partial scholarship, Email Cathleen Dinsmore at: csdinsmore@yahoo.com

A buffet lunch is included in the registration fee.  Free childcare is available upon advance request.

Please join the Unitarian Universalist Area Church at First Parish in Sherborn’s Racial Justice Team, Immigration Justice Team and Environmental Action Group as we examine issues of justice and injustice at the intersections among our various areas of interest. Laura Wagner of UU Mass Action will lead us and a panel of expert speakers will teach us about how we can contribute to living our values. Panelists include:

  •  Adam Eichen, co-author of Daring Democracy

  • Andrea Nyamekye, Campaign and Policy Director of Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts

  • Cassandra Bensahih, Coordinator for MASC (Massachusetts Against Solitary Confinement)

  • Diego Low, Director of the Metrowest Worker Center

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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: $25 until Jan 3, then all tickets are $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. Maryellen 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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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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The Wage Gap: How Can We Help the Working Poor
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

The Wage Gap: How Can We Help the Working Poor

All Souls Church Braintree, Social Action Conference

We will discuss the Inequality Gap as it applies to wages of workers who can’t make it with one 40-hour job: what is the Gap, effects of the Gap, which classes of workers are affected (a lot of us!), and what individuals and local groups can do to reduce the Gap. Continental breakfast and snacks provided. This is a free conference.

Featuring:

  • Neenah Estrella-Luna, Assc Professor of Sociology, Salem State University

  • Harris Gruman, Executive Director, SEIU Mass Council

  • Fabricio DaSilva, Organizing Director UFCW Local 1445

  • Rev. Vernon K. Walker, Faith Based Organizer Berachah Church

  • and, Impacted workers

Questions: Call 781-843-1388 or email office@allsoulsbraintree.org

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