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    #MeToo: The Umbrella of Sexual Violence

    #MeToo: The Umbrella of Sexual Violence

    presentation by Sharon Schiffer, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

    Thursday February 21, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

    encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston MA 02108

    Let’s talk about it! The goal of this workshop is to better understand oppression in society and how to best support survivors of sexual violence. Presentation by Sharon Schiffer, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

    Sharon is the Community Awareness and Prevention Services Coordinator at BARCC. She manages volunteer groups and leads workshops in Bystander Intervention, Consent, and Responding to Disclosures. She gives several workshops on anti-oppression and understanding how to be intersectional in supporting survivors and is a trained rape crisis counselor. Sharon holds a MS degree from UMass and also speaks extensively about human trafficking in India based on socioeconomic oppression. She is committed to creating positive change for the future.

    Questions? bostonsocialistunity(AT)gmail.com

    We apologize that the location is not wheelchair accessible.

    A program of the Boston Socialist Unity Project / bostonsocialistunity.org

    Venezuela anti-coup demo Sat, Feb 23

    US Hands Off Venezuela! Rally
    Saturday, February 23, 1-3pm
    Park Street Station, Boston Common

    Join us as we support Venezuelan sovereignty and oppose US meddling in Venezuelan affairs, through sanction and military threats.

    We support Venezuela’s right to chart its own course, without interference from the US or other imperialist powers.

    This rally is sponsored by the Committee for Peace and Human Rights, Workers World, ANSWER Coalition/Boston, Boston Chapter of Vets for Peace, Boston May Day Coalition, Boston Venezuela Solidarity Committee, Cambridge United for Justice with Peace, Fight For Immigrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE), Greater Boston Chapter of the Green-Rainbow Party, International Action Center (IAC), Mass. Peace Action (MAPA), MAPA – Next Gen, March on the Pentagon/Boston, No War on Venezuela, Party for Socialism and Liberation/Boston, Puerto Rico Me Llama, United American Indians of New England (UAINE), United for Justice with Peace (UJP), United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), USW Local 8751 Boston School Bus Union, and Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment.

    Rallies will be held on Feb 23, ‘19 all over the US, Canada and other countries, called by the IAC and Workers World, on the month anniversary of the US recognition of the president of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the interim president of Venezuela.

    To see the statement by the national organizers, go to: https://www.NoWarOnVenezuela.org

    Susan M, Committee for Peace and Human Rights

    Feminism for the 99%: Contingent at the Women’s March in Boston

    The Boston May Day Coalition will be participating in the contingent described below on Saturday. Please join us!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/579771002474628

    Based on the national call for Feminism for the 99% contingents at the
    Women’s March’s around the country, we are organizing one here in Boston.
    Please join us to advocate for an intersectional feminism that fights racism
    and transphobia, stands in solidarity with families destroyed by mass
    incarceration, war, and deportation, and fights for a world free from all
    forms of oppression.

    See the national call here:

    https://socialistworker.org/2019/01/03/march-for-a-feminism-for-the-99-percent

    Meet at 9:45am at the Irish Famine Memorial at the corner of School St and Washington St, then march as a group with placards, signs, and chants advocating for intersectional and anti-capitalist feminism and join the Women’s March in Boston Common.

    Local endorsements:

    Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights
    Believe Survivors Boston
    Boston May Day Coalition
    International Socialist Organization – Boston
    Harvard International Socialists

    CANCELLED: MLK March for Justice

    March for Justice & Reception are CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

    Stay tuned for Upcoming Events
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    MLK March for Justice
    Monday 1/21/2019
    Starts 1pm Grove Hall

    followed by

    Reception & Listening Session
    Monday 1/21/2019 2-3:30pm
    Butterfly Cafe
    1420 Tremont Street
    Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
    https://www.facebook.com/events/721405628245586

    13th annual First Night Against the Wars!

    Join us at our 13th annual First Night Against the Wars!

    To be held across from Copley Square, Boston, MA.

    NOTE: We will be right in front of the old entrance to the Boston Public Library, facing the park.

    1 to 6 PM

    Invite your friends, make Boston history. We are fighting the biggest war of all against Washington. Stop the Wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Russia, Iran; wars against workers, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ folks, women, the environment…this list goes on and on, so bring your message to Copley as we try to bring in a new year where we can work together to end war and imperialism. Food will be provided by Food for Activists!

    Co-sponsored by Boston Food for Activists, the Boston May Day Coalition, the Coalition to Stop the Genocide in Yemen, and Veterans for Peace Boston.

    Co-sponsors are welcome!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/327877544471442

    Contact us

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