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Families for Justice as Healing with Andrea James

When: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Families for Justice as Healing (FJAH) founded in 2010 inside the federal prison for women in Danbury, CT. by Andrea James who sought to create an organization with the crucial, yet often overlooked, focus on incarcerated mothers and the impact on their children. FJAH has been active building coalitions nationally, advocating in legislatures, and raising public awareness about the need to shift from over criminalization and incarceration to reinvestment in communities.

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Gen Silent: documentary on LGBT elders

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Temple B'nai Brith of Somerville • 201 Central Street • Somerville

In honour of Martin Luther King Day, and our struggle against discrimination of all kinds:

Documentary Gen Silent about LGBT elders, followed by a discussion.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender elders who fought the first battles for equality now face such a threat of discrimination, bullying and abuse that many are hiding their identities in order to survive. A growing number, however, are fighting to keep LGBT aging from meaning aging in silence.

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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

Candle Light Vigil to End Gun Violence

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: First Church in Boston • 66 Marlborough Street • Boston
The Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence is partnering
with Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, the Newtown Foundation,
and B-Peace for Jorge to host an event to #EndGunViolence 


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Boston Stands with Standing Rock: 4pm Wed. Nov. 9, Park Street

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Park Street, Boston Common • Boston

Rally and march Boston Common at Park Street Station to Charles River

North American Indian Center of Boston hosted and led an activist meeting on Saturday Nov. 2 which called for this rally and march.  UJP was represented along with Jewish Voice for Peace, Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, and many environmental and people of color organizations.

Over 1000 people signed up on facebook as of Sunday evening!

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An Evening with Medea Benjamin at Community Church of Boston

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston


Saturday, October 22 at the Community Church of Boston

6:30 Reception: Pupusas, Wine & Cheese
7:30 Event: Sacco/Vanzetti Award Ceremony, Music, Talk, Q&A
Tickets: Advance-$15, Door-$20 (sliding scale)
Purchase Tickets: or call for info 617-266-6710


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Free film screening: "Where to Invade Next"

When: Friday, September 2, 2016, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Private residencee • 243 Broadway • Cambridge

No late comers (let me know in advance if you can't make it on time - ie, by 7pm; perhaps we can reach an agreement - no promises tho)

Where to Invade NextWhere to Invade Next

[as of now, 8/28 10pm, 10 seats available]
Watch trailer  

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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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Support Indigenous Peoples Day In Cambridge

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Holyoke Center • Harvard Square • Cambridge

Support water justice in Palestine and Indigenous Peoples Day in Cambridge!

People from all over the world swarm into Cambrdige for Harvard Graduation.  It's a great time to talk about Palestine and access to water as a human right.  Please join the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine on Thursday May 16 in Harvard Square.

After demonstrating our support for the indigenous people of Palestine, we will also show support for the indigenous peoples of our own hemisphere.

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Hubert Harrison "The Father of Harlem Radicalism"

When: Sunday, April 17, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

World Renowned Civil Rights Leader to speak in Watertown

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Watertown Middle School • 68 Waverly Avenue • Watertown

David Rovics-The Other Side 2016 World Tour in BOSTON

When: Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

Community Church of Boston welcomes David Rovics, our continent hopping People’s Troubadour. This deeply and profoundly prolific chronicler of the revolutionary struggles of our times has graced our humble stage and soapbox numerous times in the past. Seek out his voluminous works online, then come hear David live. He will be in full concert on Friday, March 11 at 7:30pm, then he will speak and sing to us at our Sunday Service on March 13!

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Calling all Veterans: Stand with Our Muslim Friends (everyone invited)

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center • 100 Malcolm X Blvd. • Roxbury • Boston




TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center,

(Largest Mosque in New England).

ADDRESS: 100 Malcolm X Blvd. Roxbury, MA

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Free film screening: "Malcolm X, Make it Plain"

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Malcolm X: Make it Plain
A biography

Make it Plain[short clip: Malcolm, a week before he was assassinated]

Showing Thursday, February 18, in Cambridge
[please download & distribute flyer]

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U.S. Groups Stand Against 'Dangerous Tide of Hatred, Violence'


A full-page ad calling for every public figure, elected politician and media outlet to stand up against the "dangerous tide of hatred, violence, and suspicion" that is being expressed across the U.S. with more than 700 organizations and individuals appeared in the Thursday, December 10, 2015 New York Times. 

The ad launches a campaign opposing racism, bigotry and violence called #We Are Better Than This.

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