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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. The Watering Hole
When: July 17, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
This is a time to be in community with others who are fiercely committed to anti-racism work and the dismantling of white supremacy. We can talk about current events, the work within the community, or just how we are taking care of ourselves during these turbulent times. More details when you RSVP.
2. RACIAL JUSTICE: GETTING CLEAR ON THE CONCEPTS
When: Starts July 17, 7:00 PM
E-mail below for more information.
This series of 5 workshops/discussions is designed to help people clarify the topics, dynamics and vocabulary most often used and encountered within racist and colonial societies. Be sure to RSVP by emailing Ukumbwa Sauti at or clicking "going" on Facebook.
3. SUMMER EDUCATION SERIES: HOW THE STATE HOUSE WORKS (OR DOESN’T!)
When: July 15, 6:00-7:30 PM
Where: Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, 375 Centre St, Jamaica Plain.
Join us for our Summer Education Series, open for all! This workshop will take you step-by-step through the mysterious inner workings of the legislative process.
4. MUSLIM JUSTICE LEAGUE
We continue to urge the Boston Police Department to end its involvement in CVE, including the Youth and Police Initiative Plus (YPIP) program that treats Somali Diaspora youth as potential "extremists." Raise Your Voice: (1) sign the petition to stop YPIPand (2) Tweet or post a facebook message -- using #StopYPIP -- if you believe Boston should not treat our communities as national security threats based on religion, race, or where we're from.
5. SEND POSTCARDS FOR CLEMENCY!
It's not too late! The first phase of the Clemency Campaign goes until July 31. It's not too late to sign up! We will be mobilizing our communities to send 1 postcard per week asking Governor Baker to release women who:
- are elderly
- have a long-term illness
- are enduring a long bid (more than 10 years)
- are criminalized survivors of violence
6. BLACK & PINK VOLUNTEER DROP IN
When: 2nd/4th Wednesdays in JP
Where: 7:00-9:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA.
Black and Pink’s mission is to abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQ+/HIV+ people through advocacy, support, and organizing.
These drop-ins welcome any kind of abolitionist energy, whether reading and entering mail into the database, writing letters, playing cards, or chatting. Formerly incarcerated and court-involved people especially encouraged to attend. Cis, straight and/or free world allies are welcome!