The 9th ANNUAL Boston SOUPER BOWL

Get your tickets for the Haley House 9th SOUPER BOWL on Sunday, February 12th, from 2-6 PM!
The Souper Bowl will take place at Haley House Bakery Café in Roxbury’s Dudley Square, where more than a dozen chefs will serve soups made from locally sourced ingredients as a fundraiser for Haley House’s Soup Kitchen in the South End.

MA Supreme Judicial Court to Hear Barnstable Needle Access Case February 9

GLAD and AIDS Action to Argue that MA Law Permits and Promotes Needle Access

On Thursday, February 9, the Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments in the case AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod v. Town of Barnstable, in which AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC) will argue that its program providing sterile needles to people who inject drugs is indisputably legal under Massachusetts law.
“This case will determine the scope of our ability to stem the tide of HIV and Hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs and prevent deaths from fatal overdoses” said GLAD’s AIDS Law Project Director Ben Klein, who will present argument at the SJC. “The Legislature repealed all restrictions on the possession and distribution of needles in 2006 in order to address this public health crisis. It is important for the SJC to declare that providing clients with sterile needles is entirely lawful.”

#Socialemergency

Join Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) this
Sunday, February 5, 2017  from 12:00pm to 6:00pm to learn about Social Emergency Response Centers (SERCs).
SERCs are pop-up spaces co-led by activities and artists. There will be creative action, healing, collective making, performances and more.

Location: Dorchester Arts Collaborative, at the Erick Jean Center for the Arts, 157 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

Analyzing the Governor’s Budget for FY 2018

Good reliable information about the state’s budget from Mass Budget and Policy Center.

http://massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=Analyzing-the-Governor-Budget-for-FY-2018.html

January 21-Women’s March Boston

March with Community Works on January 21 ! 11:am – 3 at Boston Common. Post what Social Justice Means to YOU !

Boston Social Justice

11 am to 3 pm Boston Common
ALL ARE WELCOME. This is a march for all of us. Our goal is that on the day after the Inauguration, people from Massachusetts and hundreds of thousands of Americans from other cities, towns and schools across the nation will march together.

Please sign up on Facebook and share with all your friends and family.

*If you know people interested in marching in other communities across the country, please refer them to our national page: https://www.facebook.com/wmfa2017/

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January 21-Women’s March Boston

11 am to 3 pm Boston Common
ALL ARE WELCOME. This is a march for all of us. Our goal is that on the day after the Inauguration, people from Massachusetts and hundreds of thousands of Americans from other cities, towns and schools across the nation will march together.

Please sign up on Facebook and share with all your friends and family.

*If you know people interested in marching in other communities across the country, please refer them to our national page: https://www.facebook.com/wmfa2017/

Get out and VOTE!

This election year Massachusetts residents are now able to vote before November 8th!

Use the link bellow to find the nearest early walk-in voting location near you.

https://gttp.votinginfoproject.org/

For those of you with mail-in ballots, remember to turn those in before Nov. 8!

October 19 – A Chomsky Legacy Event

Extinction or Internationalism

A Landmark Lecture by the World’s Most Important Living Intellectual

Noam Chomsky

WHEN: Wednesday, October 19th at 7 PM

Where: Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

FREE

Community Works 4/11-4/18

Community Works member organizations are continuously working for equity and social justice in Boston and surrounding areas.

Check out their programming for the week starting Monday April 11th, 2016.

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1. American Civil Liberties Union of MassachusettsScreening and discussion of TRAPPED

Date: Wednesday, April 13th 2016.

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Kendall Square Cinema, 355 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws have been passed by conservative state legislatures. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary measures, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. As the U.S. Supreme Court decides in 2016 whether individual states may essentially outlaw abortion (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt), TRAPPED follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

Staff attorney Jessie Rossman will lead a Q&A after the screening of this film.

Purchase general admission tickets here.

This event is sponsored by Young Friends of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund’s Leadership and Advocacy Team.

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2. Alternatives for Community and Environmental Justice: Action Up Roxbury!

Date: Thursday, April 14th 2016

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 2201 Washington Street,
Suite 302 (rear entrance off Ruggles St.)
Roxbury, MA. 02119

Do you believe in community control and our right to remain? Join Alternatives for Community and Environmental Justice (ACE) to confront local development that doesn’t serve our community. Come and take action to move forward on the Roxbury Right to Remain Campaign on the issue of gentrification in the neighborhood. When we fight, we win!

Please contact Tyree@ace-ej.org for more information.

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3. The Welcome Project: 7th Annual YUM- A Taste of Immigrant City

Date: Thursday, April 14th 2016.

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Somerville Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143

Explore food from around the world at the 7th Annual YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City on Thursday, April 14 from 7pm-9pm. Enjoy delicious dishes from eight immigrant-owned restaurants, including cuisine from Mexico, Ethiopia, India, and more. The evening will include a silent auction and raffle and the event will honor the work of Rep. Denise Provost and Elena Letona for their work in the community. All proceeds support the work of The Welcome Project, an organization that builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions.

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4. Asian American Resource Workshop: April Member Meeting 

Date: Sunday, April 17th 2016.

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Viet-AID, 42 Charles St, Ste E, Boston, MA 02122

AARW invites you to brunch for this month’s member meeting. Volunteers from the Sticky Rice Project (SRP) will be previewing curriculum from the Fighting Anti-Black Racism working group. Come to support the working group, engage in activities from the anti-racism curriculum, eat wonderful food, and build relationships with other AARW community members.

Food will be provided, but feel free to bring any food or drink if you are able!

Please email uma@aarw.org with any questions or concerns.

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