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    Public Forum: Marginalization of Women & Violence on the Left

    LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!
    Marginalization of Women and Violence in the Left

    Saturday, Sept. 15, 10:15 – 1:45 (lunch provided)
    Central Square Library, 45 Pearl Street, Cambridge
    RSVP requested to bostonsocialistunity(AT)gmail.com

    • “The Learned Behaviors of a Capitalist Society, Even in the Left”
      Boston Liberation Health Group

    • “The Umbrella of Sexual Violence and How to Be an Active Bystander”
      Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

    • “Violence against Women of Color”
      encuentro 5

    Examining problems such as marginalization of women and violence is critical to building a strong movement. This requires a collective effort of activists and leaders; we must work together to create the vibrant energy of full community. We must demand better of ourselves and our groups, and we need everyone to be part of these challenging conversations. Join us for an amazing day of learning and reflection in solidarity with women!

    Flyer: Marginalization of Women and Violence on the left

    34th Bread & Roses Heritage Festival

    Monday, Sept 3, 11:30 to 6, Campagnone Common, Lawerence MA

    As the region’s only true Labor Day festival, 34th Annual Bread & Roses Heritage Festival is an open-air arts and music festival honoring Lawrence, Massachusetts’ multi-cultural roots and rich labor history while commemorating the most significant event in Lawrence history: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. A day of activism and family fun, the Festival boasts 3 stages of socially conscious performances, an array of family activities, rows of community vendors, historical trolley and walking tours, culturally diverse food offerings, educational presentations and more!

    SCHEDULE: https://www.breadandrosesheritage.org/schedule

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Historic Trolley Tours: FREE 50 minute tour of the historic mill town, Lawrence, MA. Departs from City Hall every 30 minutes starting at 12:00pm, with the last trolley at 4:00pm. Get TICKETS in advance at the Friends of Lawrence Heritage State Park tent (these fill up quickly).
      Los paseos en trolley con guía en español salen a las 2:00pm, 3:00pm y 4:00pm. Busque su boleta en la mesa de “Friends of Lawrence Heritage State Park.”
    • Historic Walking Tours: FREE. Leaves from the Strikers’ Monument on the Common across from City Hall and goes through the mill district, focusing on the Strike of 1912.
    • Commemoration Ceremony at 11:30AM at the 1912 Textile Workers’ Strikers’ Monument across from City Hall. Welcome by the Chair of the 1912 Strikers’ Monument Committee, the President of the Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, and Mayor Dan Rivera
    • Celebration of Dreamers and Doers for Social Justice – We will celebrate the accomplishments and ongoing organizing efforts of several local workers’ campaigns.
    • “Hustle and Soul”- A group of young, local creatives present an eclectic multimedia production will take festival-goers on a thought-provoking experience to explore the topics of intergenerational struggles, the immigrant/urban experience, and reimagining the future of the City of Immigrants.
    • Lawrence History Live! – Historians, workers, and union representatives present their insights into Lawrence’s history and today’s workers’ issues and actions in a centrally located speakers’ tent. Lawrence History Live! also includes a Community Forum which offers in-depth discussion of the current housing crisis. Festival visitors are encouraged to participate and contribute their views in a Q&A format.
    • Community Corner – In the tradition of the labor, free-speech, and civil rights movements, we are providing a soap box, open to all, to step up and have a voice. https://www.breadandrosesheritage.org/soapbox
    • Family Activities – Family entertainment includes an international food court, pony rides, walking and trolley tours, a magic show, learn about reptiles, and portrait artist Ed Bray. The highly popular Kidz Zone will feature an eclectic mix of arts and crafts by the Lawrence Arts House (La House), a community based expressive arts studio with a therapeutic framework that reclaims art-making as a process for healing. MORE: https://www.breadandrosesheritage.org/familyactivities

    Festival on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2139542119708500

    We Still Remember Sacco and Vanzetti

    Sacco & Vanzetti Commemoration.  Wed. Aug 22, 7pm.  41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge

    Vigil to condemn Human Rights Violations at US Border

    Centro Presente VIGIL to condemn human rights violations at the US border.

    This vigil is Friday, June 29th at 6:00 PM in front of the Massachussets State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1786183004795031

    Together & Free: Rally Against Family Separation

    The Boston Mayday Committee invites you to attend

    Sat. June 30th
    Meeting at Boston City Hall at 11 a.m. and marching to Boston Common
    Rally will start on the Common at 12:30 p.m

    From the border to Boston and all over the country, families are being torn apart by a government that criminalizes, detains, and deports them. Recently, the Trump administration escalated its racist attacks on immigrants by separating children from their parents at the border and putting them in cages. After public outcry, their “solution” was to keep families together… in detention centers. Jailing families is not a solution.

    We know that families belong together and free, but this administration isn’t stopping there. Trump is also keeping people from majority Muslim countries from being reunited with their families in the United States. He is still fighting to keep the Muslim Ban in place. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the ban this week, and we need to let them know they have to overturn it once and for all.

    This goes beyond Trump. Deportation is part of a system that targets and profits off of immigrants and people of color. Now is the time to be clear: this is about putting an end to criminalization, detention, and deportations in our communities. NO ONE should be kept from the place they choose to call home and the people they choose to call family.

    Here in Massachusetts, we’re calling on elected officials to protect community members by passing basic protections included in our state budget: YES to due process for detained immigrants, NO to local police acting as ICE agents and asking about immigration status.

    Join us on June 30th to stand against family separation.

    Let us know if your group or organization would like to co-sponsor and support on this action!

    Hosted by March Forward Massachusetts and Cosponsors include: ACLU Massachusetts, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), AFT Massachusetts (American Federation of Teachers), ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), Anti Racism Collaborative, Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), Boston Interpreters Collective, Boston Mayday Committee, Boston Teachers Union (BTU), Boston Workmen’s Circle, Brazilian Women’s Group, Brazilian Worker Center, Cambridge Area Stronger Together, Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea Uniting Against the War, EBECC, Grassroots International, Indivisible Massachusetts, International Socialist Organization (ISO), Justice4siham, La Comunidad, March for our Lives, March Forward Massachusetts, Mass Peace Action, Massachusetts Interfaith Worker Justice, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), Massachusetts TPS Coalition, MataHari Women’s Worker Center, MIRA Coalition, Muslim Justice League, NARAL Pro Choice Massachusetts, New Bedford Worker Center/ centro comunitario de trabajadores, Our Revolution- Massachusetts, PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts), Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), Pioneer Valley Worker Center, Queer South Asian Collective, Revere Youth in Action (RIYA), SEIU 32BJ, Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), Unite Here Local 26, UU Mass Action, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, Young Democrats of Boston

    https://www.facebook.com/events/249291692492398

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