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May 1: International Workers Day

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Everett City Hall • Broadway and Mansfield • Everett

 

Where? Everett City Hall (Broadway and Mansfield), Everett MA

            Gather at 3:00 pm, March at 3:30 pm

            Chelsea City Hall (Broadway and Everett Avenue), Chelsea MA

            Gather at 3:00 pm, March at 4:00 pm

            Liberty Plaza (Meridian and Border Streets), East Boston MA

            Gather at 4:00 pm, Main rally at 5:30 pm

            (Everett contingent will march to Chelsea, then both will march to East Boston.)

 

We march to

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“Stop the Next War Now: Speaking Truth About Power in a Permanent Warfare State” with Kathy Kelly

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Stop the Next War Now:
Speaking Truth About Power in a Permanent Warfare State”

with Kathy Kelly

Drawing from experiences living alongside Afghans in the Afghan Peace Volunteer community and from recent studies regarding U.S. complicity with human rights violations and war in Yemen, Kathy will assert that one way to stop a “next” war is to continue telling the truth about wars the U.S. is already waging.

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“International Working Women’s Day” with Cindy Sheehan

When: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
This year’s Sacco/Vanzetti awardee. • Cindy Sheehan is a peace and social justice activist who garnered international attention after her son Casey died in the USA’s illegal and immoral war in Iraq in 2004. In August of 2005, Cindy set up a peace camp just yards from then president George Bush’s Crawford ranch to ask him, “for what noble cause” people were dying in Iraq and Afghanistan. She never got her answer, but thousands came to Crawford to join her and tens of thousands did solidarity actions all over the world.
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"Let them all in: Ending the Permanent Refugee Crisis" with Khury Petersen-Smith

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The nightmare at the US’ southern border–thousands of stranded asylum seekers, detention camps for migrants, and a border patrol on the rampage–
is a horrifying slice of a global problem. Wars, economic disaster, and environmental devastation are displacing people all around the world. The US and
other states respond with violence, but we must build solidarity.

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"GAME: Changing Perceptions- the challenge young Muslims face” with Padraig O’Malley

When: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Join CCB for a special presentation by award-winning peacemaker, Padraig O'Malley.

Mr. O'Malley will speak about "The Global Alliance of Muslims for Equality (GAME): Changing Perceptions- the challenge young Muslims face"

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"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 71 Windsor Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah 

Immigration is a hot-button topic these days, and the arguments all have long histories. People have always traveled,
and the results have always been complicated. Music links us, separates us, and marks our journeys, often in surprising ways.

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Rally to Support Caravan of Honduran Immigrants

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • Boston

Centro Presente, Lawyers for Civil Rights and the Brazilian Worker
Center stand in solidarity with caravan of Honduran immigrants. 

We call for the governments of the region to respect the human rights of
migrants, members of the caravan and of all those people who are forced
to migrate as a last option to survive.

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On Migration and Defending Natural Resources—Organizing Wisdom from El Salvador

When: Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Saint Peters Episcopal Church • 838 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

Organizing Wisdom From El Salvador

US/ES Sister Cities will host a public event with  Bernardo Belloso, president of CRIPDES (the organization of the Salvadoran popular movement) and  Zulma Tobar, coordinator for US-El  Salvador Sister Cities.  Elena Letona, executive director of Neighbor to Neighbor, and local grassroots organizers, will also participate.

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An Evening with David Cay Johnston

When: Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer prize/winning investigative reporter, has covered Donald Trump for more than 30 years, longer than any other journalist. Last year he published part of Trump’s 2005 tax return. In 1990 Johnston broke the story that Trump was no billionaire.

Johnston wrote the international bestsellers The Making of Donald Trump (2016) and It’s Even Worse Than You Think (2018) and five other books. 

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“The Continued Colonization of Puerto Rico” with Jasmine Gomez

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
Jasmine will discuss the history of political inequality and corporate dominance in Puerto Rico. Drawing from that history, Jasmine will show correlations that explain why the U.S.’s lack of response to Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis is unsurprising. Jasmine will then discuss how to currently support Puerto Rican people.
 
Jasmine Gomez is a queer, Puerto Rican attorney and organizer.
 
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An Evening with David Cay Johnston

When: Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
An Evening with 
David Cay Johnston
 

Reviving Democracy in the Age of Trump

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“Recent Developments in Civil Rights, Racial Justice & Immigrants’ Rights” with Iván Espinoza-Madrigal”

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Recent Developments in Civil Rights, 
Racial Justice & Immigrants’ Rights”
with Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

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War & Peace in the Age of Trump with Stephen Kinzer

When: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

American power has been used to wreak much havoc in the world.
Now we are told that our global role is shrinking. Is that true–and if so, is it good?

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. He writes a world affairs column for the Boston Globe and teaches international relations at Brown University.

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March on Northeastern University: Abolish ICE

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Ruggles Station, Orange Line • Boston

 

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Northeastern University has received $2.7 million from an ongoing research contract with ICE. The agency is also listed as an employer for Northeastern’s student co-op program. The university benefits from and provides services to ICE, making them complicit in the agency’s criminalization and dehumanization of the immigrant community. 

Northeastern also directly contributes to the gentrification of Roxbury and other surrounding neighborhoods, displacing and breaking apart their communities.

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Together & Free: Rally Against Family Separation

When: Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: City Hall Plaza • Boston

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