Racial and Immigration Justice: Take Action This Week

We encourage you to save this link and check it early in the week. Action opportunities will be posted on the website each Monday.

In these especially challenging times it can be overwhelming to decide how to make a difference. The Diversity Caucus wants to help FPB members increase our collective impact in the critical work of racial and immigration justice and, at the same time, build supportive community.

For more information, contact Martha Leader or Almas Dossa.

1. Maine Lobster Feed: A celebration of grassroots organizing

When: Saturday, June 30, 12:00 pm

Where:  Haymarket People's Fund, 42 Seaverns Avenue, Jamaica Plain

Sponsored by Resource Generation's Boston Chapter

We are sponsoring this event in support of our partners who benefit from it. This event celebrates and raises funds for, among others, Student Immigrant Movement and Muslim Justice League.

Email Myrna Morales at to volunteer at the event.

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2. Centro Presente needs volunteers

Centro Presente needs volunteer ESL and Citizenship teachers. Email Meredith Gamble at to get involved!

3. Hearing on BosCops Surveillance

When: Monday, June 19, 4-6 pm

Where:  Boston City Hall Plaza

Come with us to demand our freedom to move through Boston without fear of being watched, stopped, harassed, or deported by the Boston Police! Organizers are collecting testimony and preparing for a city hearing on June 19th.

More info on policing in Boston

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4. BLM Boston Giving Campaign

Sad to say we have another EMERGENCY request from a mother with two young children leaving domestic violence and from someone who violates a restraining order. We need to raise $3,875 ASAP to get her into a safe house of her own. We have found a place now that is secure, permanent housing. She needs the initial financial support.

Please give via our PAYPAL at . Thank you for your solidarity.

For longer range, recurring support join Campaign21, which moves us from emergency, crises-driven giving to solidarity sustained giving.

5. Listen to Black Lives Matter Boston Radio Program on Insight Radio

When: Every week on Thursday at 7 pm

Where: Listen live online (only available live)

Black Lives Matter Boston hosts a radio show featuring members of the black community in Boston who are doing amazing things.

6. "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" Reading

When: Tuesday, July 3, 12-1:30 pm

Where: Boston Common

Come and attend this annual event that gathers Boston residents, activists, and public officials around the 4th of July to do a communal reading of an abridged version of Frederick Douglass' remarkable speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

More information

7. Educate Yourself

Anti-Racism Collaborative: Confronting Systemic Racism and Systematic Racism & The Legacy of Education

Read about courses ARC's website

White People Challenging Racism: Moving From Talk to Action

Read about workshops on the WPCR website