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


    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
    To reserve seats email bostonbeyondtoday(AT)

    In collaboration with

    Cancelled: St. Patrick’s Day People’s Parade

    Update: This year’s peace parade has been cancelled.


    Dear Friend of Peace, Social, Economic, Political and Environmental Justice,

    Veteran’s for Peace is in the process of organizing our fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day People’s Parade. Over the last four years we have managed to put a few thousand like-minded citizens marching through the streets of South Boston after the main parade. We would like to increase our numbers this year. No matter our individual areas of struggle, we are all battling the same corporatocracy that has bought out our government and mainstream media. No matter the issue, we are all in this together. We must take back our democracy!

    We would love to have your organization become a part of this important event. The only way to get our government and media to take notice of our demands is to put large numbers of people in the street. We need to work together. Our strength is in our numbers.

    This is also a fun and festive activity with music, dancing and lots of energy. Bring your banner, make a sign, raise your voice, and spread the word. The people are organizing! The people are marching!

    St Patrick's Day Peace Parade flyer

    Rally to Save Cape Wind

    When: Saturday, February 28, 1:00pm
    Where: Boston Common

    Fourteen years after it was initially proposed, the nation’s first offshore wind farm is in trouble. Relentless lawsuits by oil and gas billionaire Bill Koch have left the Cape Wind project hanging on by a thread. The project’s fate rests in the hands of Marcy Reed, President of National Grid in Massachusetts, who has been a vocal supporter of Cape Wind in the past. By honoring National’s Grid pledge to buy 50% Cape Wind’s power, she can keep the project alive!

    Join us on Saturday, February 28 as we call on Marcy Reed to save Cape Wind!

    Further details:

    Protest Rally: Stop Bombing Syria & Iraq Now!

    (from act-ma)

    When: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00 pm
    Where: Park Street Station * Park & Tremont Streets * Boston

    Co-sponsored by United For Justice With Peace and Committee For Peace And Human Rights Boston (sat. weekly peace vigil at Park St.)

    • We can’t fight terror with terror
    • Political, not military solutions, are urgently needed in Syria & Iraq
    • Stop training rebel armies
    • Stop sending weapons into the region – they are causing more bloodshed
    • Support humanitarian aid, through neutral institutions, for victims of the conflict
    • Tell Congress not to approve a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) which would allow endless war. Call (877) 429-0678

    President Obama has asked Congress for authorization to carry out an ever-expanding war in Iraq and Syria – and to spread that war to neighboring countries.

    Our leaders say that these new wars will last for years. But over the past 13 years, this country has already spent one trillion, five hundred billion dollars for wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and other parts of the Middle East and South Asia.

    That much money could build schools, fix our infrastructure, jumpstart jobs and a green economy, and alleviate poverty and hunger worldwide!

    These military actions have brought hundreds of thousands of deaths, but neither peace nor security.

    The current campaign to sell this war has nothing to do with protecting us or the people of the area. Instead, it is intended to secure control of the area by repressive governments and sectarian militias allied (for the time being) with Washington.

    The current bombing campaign is a violation of the U.N. Charter and the U.S. Constitution.

    Is bombing an answer to these sectarian conflicts? Do these actions reflect the interests of the people of the U.S. or the peoples of the Middle East?

    We should not be involved militarily in a sectarian conflict that our war in Iraq set off. Any real and lasting solution to the problems in the region must come from the peoples of that region themselves, not from the Pentagon.

    Call Congress toll-free at (877) 429-0678 and say: “I want you to speak out strongly and to vote against against proposals that authorize use of military force and support for armed groups in Syria and Iraq.”

    United Story: Boston Beyond Today (Anti-racist docu-art events 2/10 and 2/28)

    Wonderful Floodbostonians,

    Congrats on what I gather was a very successful event yesterday. Sorry I couldn’t make it. I want to draw your collective attention to something I’ve been helping to put together, that I think it would be great if Flood Boston folks could help promote and show up to. I’ve mentioned it to some of you already.

    It’s called “United Story: Boston Beyond Today.” There will be two gatherings, on February 10 at the Boston Center for the Arts, and February 28 at First Church Somerville. At these gatherings, there will be a gallery of visual art and poetry, and a performance of new devised and documentary theatre, film, music and poetry, responding to police brutality and systemic racism, and exploring the Black Lives Matter movement, in Boston, Ferguson, and beyond. More info here: The team behind these gatherings is a coalition of people of color and white allies/accomplices with backgrounds in theatre, social art-ivism, community organizing, and event planning, responding to a call that came from Black leadership in St. Louis and Seattle.

    Also attaching our flyer, and including some more info below.

    If there are other organizations / groups you’re involved with that should know about this, please spread the word, and/or let me know so I can be in touch. (Also let me know if you have good media contacts.)

    If you plan on coming, please email bostonbeyondtoday(AT) to RSVP (and specify which date, or both).

    Many thanks! In solidarity,


    Boston Beyond Today (Anti-racist docu-art events 2/10 and 2/28)

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