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. The Front Lines of Immigration Activism: What Is To Be Done?

When: Thursday, February 15, 4-6 pm

Where: Harvard Yenching Library Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue, Harvard University, Cambridge

Join us for a panel discussion on Strategies from the Front Lines of Immigration Activism, free and open to the public. Hosted by Harvard DACA Seminar and Student Immigrant Movement.

2. Dismantling White Supremacy Film Series

Co-sponsored by First Church UU of Jamaica Plain Social Justice Action Committee and the Theodore Parker Church, West Roxbury.

Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

Schedule:

Friday, February 23, 7:30 pm: I am Not Your Negro
Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 pm: The Canary Effect
Friday, April 27, 7:30 pm: 13th

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3. Creating Safe Communities Everywhere

When: Monday, February 26, 7 pm

Where: Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St, Quincy

Senator Jamie Eldridge, Senate Sponsor of the Safe Communities Act, will speak about the importance of creating safety for all who live in our community, as well as communities across our Commonwealth.

The Safe Communities Act:

  • Ends police participation in civil immigration enforcement
  • Protects public safety and public health.
  • Allows police to focus on fighting crime
  • Prohibits 287(g) agreements that deputize law enforcement personnel as ICE agents.
  • Ensures basic due process for immigrants held in our state and local facilities.
  • Prohibits state support for any Muslim registry.
  • Conforms to federal law. The bill contains several provisions ensuring compliance with federal law.

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4. A Five-Point Plan for the 21st Century with Chuck Turner

When: Wednesday, February 22, 6 pm

Where: Twelfth Baptist Church, 160 Warren Street, Roxbury

Join the Boston Ujima Project community for the second lecture in their #BlackTrust lecture series! Former Boston City Councilor, Chuck Turner, will share his five-point plan for the 21st century, covering housing, income, education, public safety, and industrial hemp in the new economy.

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5. Interfaith Book Club and Discussion, Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland

When: Sunday, March 4, 3-5 pm

Where: Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland, 126 Boston Post Road, Wayland

Join us for discussion and fellowship with people of diverse faiths and backgrounds. This month’s book is: Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice and the Promise of America, by Eboo Patel. (It is not required to have read the book to join the discussion.)

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