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    FREE SCREENING: ‘End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock’

    A new documentary, ‘End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock’, will be presented at the weekly ‘Bright Lights Film Series’ sponsored by the Emerson VMA Department and co-presented by Boston Women’s Film Festival, the Roxbury International Film Festival, the Living on Earth Podcast and SEIU Local 888.

    The documentary will be available to watch for FREE 7:00 PM EST Wednesday until Thursday at 7:00 PM EST.  Link to register for screening HERE. Link to participate in Zoom Webinar discussion on Thursday at 7:00 PM EST HERE.

    The documentary centers on “a group of indigenous women risk their lives to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which jeopardizes their land, water and entire way of life. Despite the desecration of their ancient burial and prayer sites, violent confrontations, and limited resources, these women refuse to back down. Calls for change reverberate nationally as the women of Standing Rock lead a tireless effort to defend their right to clean water and rich heritage. Discussion with director Shannon Kring and activist Pearl Daniel-Means to follow. POC, W, SJ (gender and sexuality, racial, environmental and economic justice)-Emerson Website.

    S17 – Occupy Boston – @ FANEUIL HALL – CHANGE THE NAME/ OWS 10yr Anniversary

    For Immediate Release:

    Occupy Boston will be occupying Faneuil Hall with The New Democracy Coalition and other advocates on September 17th at 5PM to shine light on the need to change the name of Faneuil Hall. It’s Time!
    We will also be marking the 10th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street in the most appropriate way. This will be a non-violent protest and will end on Sunday afternoon.

    S17 – Occupy Boston – @FANEUIL HALL – CHANGE THE NAME/ OWS 10yr Anniversary

    Friday Schedule: S17

    • 5PM – Change The Name Rally
    • 7PM Occupy Wall Street 10yr Anniversary
    • 9PM – Speakers and Movies
    • 10PM – Music

    Saturday S18
    10 – Wellness/Yoga/Speaker

    Concurrent Occupy Events

    – We Want Democracy (Occupy Wall Street 10th Anniversary) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 AT 5 PM EDT Free · Thomas Paine Plaza Philadelphia PA – https://fb.me/e/1Lf87NIwg

    – Occupy Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Friday, 9/17 6:00 p.m. General Assembly Los Angeles City Hall (South Steps) – https://fb.me/e/WIjs14iK

    – OCCUPY WALL ST 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY NYC SEP 17 AT 8 AM EDT
    SEP 19 AT 8 PM EDT – https://fb.me/e/eytv2K5hR

    Faneuil Hall is the 7th most visited tourist site in the world, that’s like 18,000,000 visitors per year. It is a 279-year-old market and meeting place once owned by Peter Fanieul, a slave trader. This tourist site was the Auction Block.

    Long ago the property was given to the city of Boston and was named after Peter Faneuil. Today it is described as America’s first mall to tourists, they don’t know that human beings were sold there. Of the 143 businesses housed there, zero are owned by POC according to Kevin Peterson. Bostons previous mayor Marty Walsh refused to even allow a hearing on changing the name of Faneuil Hall. With a mayoral election on the horizon 51% of Massachusetts voters support a name change. It’s Time!

    We invite Boston Mayoral Candidates to take a stand not only acknowledging the horror of Faneuil Hall but to allow the people of Boston the privilege of choosing to no longer contribute to the legacy of slavery.

    This Action is a response to the City of Boston’s failure to accommodate the peoples wishes in allowing for a hearing.

    For more information, visit OccupyBoston.org or email: info@occupyboston.org

    Remember X: Keynote Address by Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X

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    Friday, March 6th , 7:00pm
    Remember X: The Life and Legacy of a Civil Rights Legend

    with Keynote Address by Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X

    The Harvard Islamic Society, in conjunction with the Black Students Association, the Black Men’s Forum, the Association of Black Harvard Women, and the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations are proud to present “Remember X: The Life and Legacy of a Civil Rights Legend”. This event will feature Malcolm’s youngest daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, as the keynote speaker. Our goals for the event are simple, to raise awareness of the immense legacy left by Malcolm X in the many arenas of his life. We hope to promote a more complex and well rounded dialogue about his significance in our country’s history, as well as the untold narrative of civil rights and Islam as they did and continue to exist together in America. This event has been generously sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research and the Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Islamic Studies at Harvard University.

    Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
    Harvard Law School
    1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

    Flood Boston Spokes Council – March 1st

    When: Sunday, March 1, at 3PM
    Where: Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Pl, Suite 2a, Boston
    What: Flood Boston Spokes Council Meeting

    http://floodboston.wordpress.com

    Sat. Feb 28 – United Story: Boston Beyond Today – Art responding to systemic racism

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    This coming Saturday February 28 is the first of two evenings of art, performance and discussion to bring together perspectives and voices of individuals in response to the recent uprising in Ferguson, Boston and beyond.

    There will be a gallery of photography and writing, performances of original devised and documentary theatre, performance poetry, music, film and more. The performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion to strategize what we as a community can do in response to the stories we can no longer ignore.

    Saturday February 28
    First Church Somerville
    89 College Avenue, Somerville, MA
    Doors open at 7:00pm
    Free event, suggested donation of $10, all are welcome

    There will be a followup event on Wednesday, April 29
    Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre
    539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
    Doors open at 7:00pm
    Free event, suggested donation of $10, all are welcome

    Proceeds will go to Better Opportunities Inc
    https://www.facebook.com/Live4BO
    To reserve seats email bostonbeyondtoday(AT)gmail.com

    In collaboration with www.unitedstory.org

    Contact us

    Occupy Boston Media <Media@occupyboston.org> • <Info@occupyboston.org> • @Occupy_Boston