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 Racial Justice Action Committee 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.
1. Third Annual Women's March
When: Saturday, January 19, 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Boston Common
2. Show Up Against White Supremacy and Misogyny
When: Saturday, January 19, 9:30 am - 2 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House
Resist Marxism plan to disrupt the Women's March under the familiar excuse of free speech. This organization is white supremacist and misogynist, and you can read about their ties to Patriot Front and militant white supremacists at the link below. We will continue to show up against white supremacy, male supremacy, and fascism in all its forms!
3. MLK March for Justice
When: Monday, January 21, 1-4 pm
Where: Columbus Park, Dorchester
Join Mass Action Against Police Brutality to commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy by calling for an end to police brutality and institutional racism.
4. Migration is a Human Right: Fundraiser
When: Saturday, January 26, 7 pm
Where: The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge (partially wheelchair accessible, no accessible bathroom)
Join us for an evening of food, live music, raffles, and testimony from our Cosecha Volunteer Organizers returning from the US/Mexico border where we have been providing direct support to migrants of the caravan, including delivering donations and needed supplies, preparing meals, providing legal and healing supports, and coordinating volunteer activities. Funds will be directed to Pueblos Sin Fronteras and to the San Diego Rapid Response Network.
5. Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil
When: Sunday, January 21, 2-3 pm
Where: Suffolk County House of Corrections, 20 Bradston Street, Boston
The Paulist Center Immigrant Advocacy Group will lead a prayer vigil at the Suffolk County House of Corrections on Sunday, January 21st, 2-3 pm. 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 12 pm Mass.
Come join us!
6. Discussion: Why is it so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism?
When: Sunday, January 27, 2 pm
Where: Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main Street, Winchester
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.