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    RISE Forum: Immigration in the Age of Trump!

    Join us tomorrow (Thursday, Feb 16th) night for this important and first-ever RISE Forum:

    RISE Forum: Immigration in the Age of Trump
    Thursday, February 16, 6:30pm
    Roslindale Congregational Church
    25 Cummins Highway
    RSVP on Facebook:

    Spanish-English interpretation and childcare provided, plus pizza for kids
    Bring a snack to share if you can, but come either way

    Donald Trump’s first few weeks in office have confirmed our worst fears about his Presidency. His Executive Order on immigrants and refugees, his continued insistence on building a wall with our Mexican border, his refusal to tolerate dissenting viewpoints, and many other actions have been chilling, to say the least.

    Given this climate, immigrant and refugee communities are understandably afraid. All of us who support an open and welcoming country are upset, unsure about the future, and looking for ways to fight back. Fortunately, we have already seen signs of hope as Mayor Walsh reaffirmed his commitment to Boston as a sanctuary, thousands have turned out to protest, and the courts are challenging the Executive Order on immigration and refugees.

    Join us on February 16 to hear from a diverse panel of immigrant and refugee rights organizers, policy experts, and community members including:

    • Centro Presente
    • Mass Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
    • ABCD Roslindale ESOL Program
    • Immigrant, student, and refugee community members
    • Musical Guests Sergio Reyes and Myriam Ortiz

    Our panelists will talk about their own experiences and perspectives, the outlook for immigration under the Trump administration, the prospects for building movements of solidarity, and concrete ways we can get involved.

    This forum is part of RISE’s ongoing efforts to defend and strengthen our community, while building a broader movement for social and economic justice. Read more about RISE:

    Lawyers Stand Against Trump

    Massachusetts progressive folks,

    This coming Monday the Massachusetts legal community will stand against Trump.

    There are two events, one in Boston and one in Springfield, being organized by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Black and Pink, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, and others.

    Although these rallies are focused on the legal community, all allies are, of course, welcome.

    We are lawyers, paralegals, law students, legal workers, court interpreters, investigators, social service advocates, and others who labor in the courts, who wish to express our solidarity with the growing movements against the Trump regime and its dangerous agenda. We recognize that these movements didn’t begin on January 20th, and we still have a long way to go. We stand in support of our hard won constitutional protections, for human rights, the rule of law, and the survival of our planet. We stand in solidarity with frontline communities, and those of our brothers and sisters who so far have been Trump’s primary targets – women, immigrants, Muslims and LGBTQ+ people. When we stand together, we are stronger. When we fight, we win.

    Speakers in Boston will include

    • Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen
    • Attorney Barbara J. Dougan, Civil Rights Director for the Council on
    • American-Islamic Relations – Massachusetts
    • Rev. Jason Lydon from Black & Pink
    • Janson Wu Executive Director of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
    • Professor Ragini N. Shah of Suffolk University Law School
    • Attorney Janson Wu, Executive Director of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
    • Kazi Toure of Jericho Boston
    • Karen “Rudy” Renaud, Organizing Director of SEIU Local 888
    • Kade Crockford, Director of theTechnology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts

    WHAT: Legal Community Rally in Support of the Resistance

    WHEN: Monday, 02/06/17 1:00pm

    WHERE: 2 locations

    1 Pemberton Sq
    (btwn Park St T & Govt Center T)

    64 State Street
    (btwn Juvenile Court & the Hall of Justice)

    Boston Protest Against Muslim Ban and Anti-Immigration Orders

    Sunday, January 29 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
    Copley Square, 560 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

    In response to the Trump Administration’s announced Muslim ban, CAIR Massachusetts is holding a protest in Copley Square at the site of the Khalil Gibran Plaque – Gibran was an immigrant from Lebanon. At 2:30 pm there will be a Muslim prayer in the Square. All are encouraged to attend – please spread widely!

    Jan 21: Women’s Boston March for America

    (from Mass Women’s Political Caucus Education Fund)

    On January 21, 2017, we will unite in downtown Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation–among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color and people who identify as LGBTQIA. Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human dignity, equal rights and freedom from discrimination. Ours is a peaceful, nonpartisan march.

    • TIME: 11am – 3pm
    • PROGRAM: 11am – 12pm on Boston Common
    • MARCH: 12:30 – 2:00pm Commonwealth Avenue
    • GATHER: 2:00 – 3:00 Boston Common for community building

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