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Safe Communities Act State House Hearing

When: Friday, June 9, 2017, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: State House • Beacon St. • Boston

THE SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT will have its hearing before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and

Homeland Security at the State House on Friday, June 9th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or later)!

Please join us.  Trump supporters are organizing across the state, so it’s  imperative that we turn

out in large numbers for this hearing 

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The Invisible Crisis: The Female Face of Forced Migration.

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Robbins Library Community Room • 700 Mass Ave. • Arlington

 

Centro Presente Presents: The Invisible Crisis: The Female Face of Forced Migration.

 

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Gov. Michael Dukakis: "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Join us for a talk by the former Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis who will answer the question "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

Michael Dukakis was nominated by President Clinton for a five-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of Amtrak, The National Railroad Passenger Corporation on May 21, 1998 and was confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 1998. He served a full five-year term on the Amtrak Board as Vice-Chairman. 

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Film: 120 Days -- Undocumented in America

When: Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Parish, Unitarian Universal • 75 The Great Road • Bedford

120 Days, an important and personal film about undocumented families

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“Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move” with Professor and Author Reece Jones

When: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Forty thousand people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths along the shores of Europe only accounting for half of the grisly total. The presentation will draw on the stories of migrants whose lives are shaped by the violence of borders. The poor are restricted by the lottery of birth to slum dwellings, while the wealthy travel without constraint, exploiting pools of cheap labor and lax environmental regulations.

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SUPPORT THE SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT

Immigrant residents of Massachusetts are terrified by Pres. Trump’s assault on their lives and liberties and ICE’s stepped up efforts to detain and deport them.  State action to reaffirm immigrants’ constitutional rights and to protect against detention and deportation is more urgent than ever.

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Immigration in the Age of Trump

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 pm
Where: Roslindale Congregational Church • 25 Cummins Hwy • Roslindale

Support Massachusetts Safe Communities Act

When: Sunday, February 5, 2017, 8:35 pm to Sunday, March 5, 2017, 8:35 pm
Where: Massachusetts • Boston

Massachusetts Safe Communities Act

SD.1596 and HD.3052

The Safe Communities Act would protect the civil rights of all state residents by making sure our tax dollars are not used to help the Trump administration deport immigrant families or to create a Muslim registry.

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STOP THE TRUMP RAIDS: ICE OUT OF MASSACHUSETTS

When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Front of State House • Beacon St., • Boston
Rally & Press Conference to Launch the Trust Act Campaign

The Trust Act would limit local law enforcement collusion  with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, protect our communities, and prevent our public resources from being used to deport our families & friends.

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Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia #KindleJustice

When: Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St • Boston

Forced From Home: Firsthand Accounts of Refugee Crisis

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1:00 pm to Sunday, October 23, 2016, 6:00 pm
Where: Long Wharf • waterfront near Aquarium • Boston

“Forced From Home” Interactive Exhibit and Tour Opens at Long Wharf, Experienced Aid Workers Provide Firsthand Accounts of Global Refugee Crisis

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After Obama: What is the Future of Our Nation of Immigrants?

When: Friday, September 23, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Boston College • McGuinn Hall • Room 521 • Boston

AFTER OBAMA: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF OUR "NATION OF IMMIGRANTS"?
CONVERSATION SERIES

US IMMIGRATION POLICY AND INCREASED THREATS TO CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS

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Homelessness: Ways to Help with Kate Layzer

When: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

A sea-change is taking place in the way churches approach their homeless neighbors, and the programs they create to respond to neighbors in need. In this talk Kate Layzer will try to describe that change, what’s important about it, and how it is being expressed in several different area ministries in the Boston area, including a program she founded last year, the Friday Cafe, where she focuses on building community between housed and homeless, mainstream and marginalized. 

Music by Terry Kitchen

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May Day Rally for workers and immigrant rights

When: Sunday, May 1, 2016, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: East Boston • 95 Marginal Street • Boston

 MAY 1st DAY OF ACTIONS PLANNED FOR EAST BOSTON, CHELSEA, AND EVERETT BEGINNING AT 2:30 PM

WHAT: May Day Commemorations and Celebrations WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2016

WHERE: Gather at Chelsea City Hall at 2:30 PM (Feeder marches from Everett to Chelsea and on to East Boston at 3:PM) Major Rally: Piers Park, 95 Marginal St., East Boston at 5PM.

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Petition Pres. Obama: Stop Deporting Central American Families!

Add your name to Open Letter to Pres. Obama -- Stop Deporting Central American Families

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