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. Movement for Black Lives: IMAGINE! An Evening of Encouragement. Inspiration. Radical Imagination

Organized by Black Lives Matter Boston, Union United Methodist Church, The Dignity Project International, Arlington Street Church, Veterans for Peace. Cosponsored by First Parish In Brookline Diversity Caucus.

When: Tuesday, November 28, 7-9:30 pm

Where: Union Church, 485 Columbus Ave, Boston

We have been working. We have been organizing. We have been marching. We have been resisting. We have been fighting back! Now let us come together for a time of refreshing, an evening of soulful, intimate conversation. Encouragement. Inspiration. Radical Imagination! We need it…

Note: Karlene Griffiths Sekou, who has offered workshops at First Parish in Brookline, is one of the featured speakers along with Cornel West and others.

Ticketed Event: $35.00 (additional donation to sponsor another attendee). No one turned away due to funds. Doors open at 6:30.

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2. Free Siham Byah

At a routine ICE checkin and with no warning, single mother Siham Byah was detained November 7th by ICE. We need you to pressure the local ICE office in Burlington, MA to #FreeSiham, and her 8 year old child turned over to DCF. We can't let Siham be deported to Morocco with her 8 year old son waiting for her to come home.

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3. 48th Annual National Day of Mourning

When: Thursday, November 23, 12 pm

Where: Cole’s Hill, Carver Street, Plymouth MA

Since 1970, Native Americans and our supporters have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience.

Lead Sponsor: United American Indians of New England (UAINE)

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